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Reviews of Florida Gardening: Newcomer's Survival Manual (2nd edition)

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Author (1): Monica Moran Brandies

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: November 2007
Published by: B. B. Mackey Books
List price: $19.95
ISBN Number: 1893443094



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From the back cover

Even experienced gardeners who move to Florida need help in coping with their new landscape and garden. The soil, plants and pests are so different from those in other places that the old techniques won't be much use. Neither will garden guides written for a northern climate. Here is a garden guide written just for Florida. Noted garden writer Monica Brandies cheerfully tells Florida gardener wanna-be's how to:

* prepare for the move
* learn to recognize and use great looking exotic palnts
* make a Florida landscape plan
* adjust seasonal garden chores to the Florida climate
* decide which Florida grass tpe to plant
* have a marvelous lawn
* use mulches and native plants to reduce labor and watering
* use environmentally friendly garden methods in Floriday
* turn Florida sand into rich garden soil
* select the most appropriate shrubs and flowers for the site
* grow fruits and vegetables
* grow plants in containers, indoors and out
* use designer tips to decorate patios and poolsides with plants

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