Grow marvelous flowers for bouquets in your Florida home landscape. Treat yourself or a friend to this new edition (the third) of A Cutting Garden for Florida. It tells how to grow the best cut flowers for Florida, and how to harvest, condition, and arrange them, fresh or dry. The month-by-month calendar for the distinctive northern, central, and southern regions of Florida is a valuable feature. The book has in-depth information on many annuals, biennials, bulbs, shrubs, and trees, including plant-by-plant growing and conditioning details. The index, illustrations, bibliography, resource list, website list, and public garden directory add to its thorough treatment of growing flowers and filler for delightful bouquets.
I received a copy of this book for review. While I don't live in Florida, I've visited the state numerous times and we have many members and visitors to Dave's Garden who ask us questions about growing plants in Florida because the climate presents some unique challenges to gardeners, no matter how experienced they may be.
In this third edition, Betty & Monica have covered a wide range of plants that will do well in Florida, (no small task considering the state covers temperate to subtropical zones); they provided indepth, helpful tips for growing and caring for each of the plants they included.
The line drawings are charming, and the numerous charts and visual aids make it easy to quickly glean information at a glance. A great primer and reference book for any Floridian new to gardening, or any gardener new to Florida!