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08-13-2008, 11:35 AM
Dose anyone know of a good book or site that has most of these plants as well as care instructions. Have lived up north most of my life and need to educate myself. Thanks

08-13-2008, 01:17 PM
Betrocks florida plant guide.
author ed gilman ISBN 0-9629761-4-8
set you back about 10-15 bucks. full color...170 pages

Florida landscape Plants
Author John v Watkins Thomas J Sheehan isbn 0-8130-0861-1
black white line drawing with some color plates 400+ pages
20-30 bucks....

Complete guide to floirda Gardening
Syan DeFreitas isbn 0-87833-572-2
full color350 pages from fruits to turf...
30 bucks

A field guide to woody landscpae plant of the south east
Rex Bishop ISBN 0-725343-0-x Text book
full color 200 pages, 80 bucks

08-13-2008, 04:16 PM
thanks looked on amazon an can pick all of them up for around $110. Thanks again for the info.

08-13-2008, 07:35 PM
Also look at www.floridata.com

08-14-2008, 07:00 AM
also take a look at IFAS. the Florida Extension network. lots of good free information.

08-14-2008, 05:54 PM
Thanks Grate info on on those sites. Off topic a little, would getting the state master gardener certification help especially in advertising?

08-14-2008, 09:36 PM
It woudl not hurt by any means. I have a BS in Horticulture and I used it to my advantage on many occasion while I was in orlando. And since you are moving from OH to a really different climate, the knowledge gained by becoming a master gardener, just on the local plants knowlegde would be worth the time.

Where in FL are looking to move to?

08-15-2008, 11:01 AM
The Lakeland Plant city area. Nice and centralized can grow into Tampa and Orlando.

08-15-2008, 11:09 AM
tampa/orlando. to far of a drive. I'd y focus on the winter garden/lake wales area. lost of older folks with disposable income.

When I lived in south orlando, I did work for my grand mother at the lake wales golf and country club. 45 minutes of drive time was killer.

Team Green of Volusia
08-15-2008, 11:36 PM
I have found a book that is VERY helpful.

Florida Gardener's Guide by: Tom MacCubbin & Georgia B. Tasker

You can get it at Lowes for $23.00.

Hope it helps.

Team Green of Volusia