Native Plant Landscaping for Florida Wildlife

He provides specific information on the wildlife value of approximately 150 native trees and shrubs and gives clear and precise direction on incorporating each into your garden. Wunderlin, author of guide to the vascular Plants of Florida"Huegel has combined personal passion with extensive experience in this well-written, easy-to-use guide for transforming our gardens into havens for wildlife.

Pick up this handy and inspiring book today and discover how easy it is to redevelop any landscape into an attractive habitat for wildlife. Conversational, entertaining, and helpful, no native plant enthusiast should be without it. Gil nelson, author offlorida's Best Native Landscape PlantsFloridians share their state with a wide and unique array of wildlife.

Unfortunately, commercially developed subdivisions and landscapes often do not provide welcoming habitats for the majority of the native fauna. Ecologist and consultant craig huegel draws on his considerable experience as both a gardener and a professional wildlife biologist to explain how anyone can easily create an attractive landscape plan that is also an inviting habitat for wild animals.

Featuring nearly 200 brilliant color photos, Huegel's guide will help you to identify and select the plants you need--no matter where you live in Florida. Used book in Good Condition. Attract wildlife back to your yard with this clear, practical guide. Simple steps to bring birds and other wildlife into your yard"Native plant enthusiasts wishing to increase wildlife in their home landscapes will find this book filled with valuable information.

Florida's Best Native Landscape Plants: 200 Readily Available Species for Homeowners and Professionals

Each account is illustrated with one or more color photos, over 700 in all, and 180 of them are further illustrated with an original watercolor. Gil nelson's book provides information for those charged with selecting easy-to-obtain native species for use in state and local parks and along our highways—and assists planners and designers, architects, and homeowners in making educated decisions about native plant selection and use.

Gil nelson is a writer, naturalist, and educator who lives and works in Tallahassee, Florida. This beautifully illustrated book is loaded with practical information that professionals and homeowners will find very useful. Jeffrey G. University Press of Florida. All are easily found in the native plant trade and will perform well in both home and commercial landscapes.

Each species profile details size and form, range and distribution, allergenic properties, uses for landscaping and/or gardening, best companion plants, culture, cultivars, physical appearance, best features, and similar species. He is the author of ferns of florida, shrubs and woody vines of florida, trees of florida, Exploring Wild Northwest Florida, and Exploring Wild North Florida and coauthor of the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southeast, and Florida Wetland Plants.

The 200 species were selected for their availability and for their general hardiness, popularity, and ease of use in both commercial and residential landscapes. An introductory section introduces readers to the importance and benefits of using native plants in landscaping. Both federal and state guidelines mandate the incorporation of regional native plants in public site design to the maximum extent possible.

Florida Gardener's Handbook: All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant & Maintain a Florida Garden

Twelve months of when-to advice for each plant category help Florida gardeners keep their gardens growing. This resource guide provides all the need-to-know information for Florida gardeners from leading Florida gardening experts. Cool Springs Press. Helpful icons highlight plant benefits and sun and shade requirements.

The authors address the challenges of Florida gardening with tropical and saltwater gardening information and garden how-tos for planting, pruning, watering, and much more. Full-color images for each plant and helpful illustrations and charts make this an easy-to-use resource for all Florida gardeners.

The florida gardener’s Handbook has more than 300 proven plants, including tropical choices. University Press of Florida.

The Art of Maintaining a Florida Native Landscape

Cool Springs Press. This is a must-read for novices and advanced gardeners alike. While there are plenty of guides for establishing a native landscape, there are few comprehensive resources for their maintenance. Follow this professional gardening advice to end up with a balanced, attractive, easy-to-maintain Florida native garden.

Woodmansee, ceo and biologist for pro native Consulting   The standard dream home garden—the kind splashed across magazine covers—typically features emerald lawns and manicured flowerbeds. It is a gardening book to cherish. Roger L. A great resource for learning some of the best approaches to gardening with natives.

Steven W. In this easy-to-read, practical, and honest approach to native plant landscaping, botanist and experienced gardener Ginny Stibolt shares techniques for living with a native landscape and personal lessons learned over the years. With just a little bit of effort and a reimagining of the ideal, gardeners can spend less time watering and weeding and more time enjoying their handiwork.

Stibolt’s advice can be applied to small yards or large community properties. Dispelling the myth that native plants require no maintenance, she encourages readers with a simple upkeep schedule that is much more flexible than traditional suburban landscaping. But most gardeners soon discover that those picture-perfect landscapes require hard work, persistent watering and fertilizing, and plenty of pesticides.

Native Florida Plants: Low-Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Wildflowers and Other Ground Covers for Florida Landscapes

Gardeners of all levels will find many new and relatively unknown jewels to add to their landscapes. If you’re interested in adding these beautiful, diverse plants to your garden or yard, pick up Craig Huegel’s latest book and start planning your native plant landscape today. This is an extremely helpful and refreshing addition to the resources for people interested in these plants, whether they wish to grow them or not.

Daniel austin, university of ArizonaFlorida gardens and lawns are full of flowering plants and turfgrass, most commonly exotic species. Spectacular additions to any gardener’s planting options"Huegel has created an excellent guide to growing and using native ferns and wildflowers. The wealth of experience and personal knowledge Huegel brings to his subject makes this a veritable step-by-step handbook for the wildflower gardener.

Gil nelson, author of best native Plants for Southern Gardens"Huegel has compiled a large amount of information on Florida's native wildflowers and groundcovers. Cool Springs Press. Recently, statewide water restrictions and a rekindling of environmental awareness have increased interest in native plants, however, which are better adapted to the local climate and require less maintenance.

In this engaging and authoritative guide, ecologist and avid gardener Craig Huegel offers valuable information to anyone interested in integrating native ground covers into an outdoor space. University Press of Florida. As many of the plants featured in this book are not frequently or adequately discussed elsewhere, Native Wildflowers and Other Ground Covers for Florida Landscapes is a singular resource for homeowners and commercial growers alike.

Butterfly Gardening with Florida's Native Plants

Finally, this publication is about using our knowledge of butterflies and plants to design a butterfly garden. University Press of Florida. Includes the best of Florida's native flowering plants that attract and feed native butterflies. Cool Springs Press. The book is also about the butterflies themselves--for it is only by understanding what butterflies are that we can be effective in providing for them.

Property owners throughout florida can use this book to create their own butterfly gardens using the plants native to their region of the state, and these gardeners, entrusted with the welfare of their butterflies, will form a network of environmental stewards that will help balance whatever impacts the future holds in store for Florida.

These are the plants that naturally supported themore than 160 butterfly species that bred in Florida well before the impacts of man became noticeable.

A Step-by-Step Guide to a Florida Native Yard

They want to reduce their carbon footprints; save time, water, and money; and attract birds and butterflies. University Press of Florida. There are additional instructions for building wild areas into your landscape to provide habitat for birds and pollinators; creating a flexible outdoor "room" perfect for your family’s needs today and into the future; and using plants to cool the air, buffer incoming winds, provide screening for privacy, and reduce noise.

By following these methods, anyone can convert all or part of their yard into a more natural area without using pesticides or artificial fertilizers, reduce pollution, which will save money, and help support wildlife. Complete with detailed diagrams, a timeline for growth and maintenance, and lists of suggested plants for each step, this guide will help readers set up an environmentally friendly habitat and give them the time and peace of mind to enjoy it.

More and more florida residents are deciding to replace highly fertilized, over-watered, pesticide-dependent lawns with native plants. But where to begin? this illustrated guide will help you create new outdoor spaces that are both sustainable and beautiful. Taking the common ⅓-acre lot as an example, Ginny Stibolt and Marjorie Shropshire provide a sample layout for a basic native plant landscape.

By breaking down the process into individual steps, creating a Florida garden is achievable for beginners and experts alike. The first step is assessing your property and choosing which plants to keep and which to remove. Then, rain gardens, design your landscape to soak up more stormwater through the use of rain barrels, or ponds.

Native Florida Plants for Shady Landscapes

Cool Springs Press. Hammer, author of attracting hummingbirds and butterflies in Tropical Florida   “A volume of useful experience and information that is easy to read and inspiring to put into practice for a better use and enjoyment of shady gardens. Monica moran brandies, author of shade gardening for Florida   “This book covers the many nuances of Florida’s shade and helps readers select the best native plants for the shady spots in their landscapes.

Ginny stibolt, coauthor of organic methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida   “Provides both a comprehensive examination and solutions to the intractable problem of gardening in the shade in Florida. Rufino osorio, author of a gardener’s guide to florida’s native Plants   Because of Florida’s tropical and subtropical climate, it is especially important for the state’s gardeners to incorporate areas that provide refuge from the heat and sun.

He explores options for canopy, shrubs, and the colorful annuals and perennials that can tolerate even the darkest of areas. Shaded areas in gardens can be just as appealing as a sunny rose garden. The compendium of flora presented will surprise general gardeners and native plant enthusiasts alike. Craig huegel discusses the many variables and complexities of shade gardening in Florida.

Until now. Huegel takes the mystery out of how to use a palette of shade-tolerant Florida native plants to transform dim areas into a beautiful oasis.

Natural Florida Landscaping

Methods for a small fruit and vegetable garden are also covered. University Press of Florida. Notes: brand new from publisher! buy with confidence, over one million books sold! 98% Positive feedback. You will have the joy of creating an aesthetically pleasing, life-supporting, and environmentally sensitive landscape.

Cool Springs Press. But you can help reduce the damage being done to our ecosystems by viewing your yard as part of the natural system. Condition: New. Compare our books, prices and service to the competition. This book will help you make a plan that will work for your yard and choose the native plants that will thrive there.

Isbn13: 9781561643882. Wildlife habitat is reduced; water, fertilizer and pesticide usage increases; and the appearance of Florida is altered. 100% satisfaction Guaranteed. As florida is developed the native flora is often replaced with non-native plants.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida

The most comprehensive field guide available to the flora and fauna of Florida--a portable, essential companion for visitors and residents alike--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers. This compact volume contains:an easy-to-use field guide for identifying 1, wildlife habitats, islands, preserves, trees, and much more;A complete overview of Florida's natural history, ecology, birds, fossils, fishes, amphibians, butterflies, mushrooms, mosses, 000 of the state's wildflowers, clouds and weather patterns and night sky;An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, rocks and minerals, reptiles, mammals, covering geology, forests, beaches, and wildlife sanctuaries, with detailed descriptions and visitor information for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others.

The guide is packed with visual information -- the 1, 14 maps, 300 photographs, 500 full-color images include more than 1, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as 150 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.100% satisfaction Guaranteed.

Cool Springs Press. University Press of Florida. National audubon Society Field Guide to Florida. Compare our books, prices and service to the competition. Notes: brand new from publisher! buy with confidence, over one million books sold! 98% Positive feedback.