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electronics2667
02-16-2011, 09:58 PM
does anyone know of a good book to id the plants for north fl. I am thinking of open one in my area. And where would i find it.

Ric
02-16-2011, 10:50 PM
does anyone know of a good book to id the plants for north fl. I am thinking of open one in my area. And where would i find it.

Electron

"DIG"

"Florida My Eden"

"Florida Landscape Plants"

electronics2667
02-17-2011, 09:06 AM
Ric where would be the best place to find there books.

fl-landscapes
02-17-2011, 09:26 AM
Ric where would be the best place to find there books.

amazon.com

Ric
02-17-2011, 01:18 PM
Electron


It is "DIG MANUAL" not just DIG.

What I did many years ago was to learn plant names was to go to the big box stores where they have Labels on all the plants. I would walk the isles naming the plants before looking at the labels. I still do that occasionally when I see something new. I find seeing the actual plants is better than trying to ID a picture.

If you are going into the Nursery Business (Been There Done That) learn the Botanical names. All growing nurseries list and sell their product by Botanical name. The Bedrock and Florida Plant Finder only list plants by Botanical names

Patriot Services
02-17-2011, 01:23 PM
I do the same thing at the nurseries and box stores. There is a wealth of info on those little stakes.
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Ric
02-17-2011, 01:31 PM
I do the same thing at the nurseries and box stores. There is a wealth of info on those little stakes.
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Patriot

It is the first step to try to be professional. Just being able to ID plants give a professional perception. Plus you can quickly Google that plant to read everything you ever needed to know about it.

The real definition of a Yard Boy is a Guy who knows every part number on his mower, But not the name of the grass he cuts.

zturncutter
02-17-2011, 05:27 PM
" But not the name of the grass he cuts." And I might add, does not care to learn!!! :hammerhead:

Ric
02-17-2011, 05:54 PM
" But not the name of the grass he cuts." And I might add, does not care to learn!!! :hammerhead:

Z turn

WHY Learn anything when they know it all. Grass is Green and you scalp with the weed eater so it doesn't grow back. What else is there????

Ric
02-17-2011, 06:04 PM
" But not the name of the grass he cuts." And I might add, does not care to learn!!! :hammerhead:

Z Turn

Speaking of Nurseries. Between you and me off hwy 760 is the Oaks wholesale Nursery. I am sure you know it if you do any install work. They are a great contact for good plants. Prices are fair and the Quality is always there.

yamadooski
02-17-2011, 09:22 PM
I do the same thing at the nurseries and box stores. There is a wealth of info on those little stakes.
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I cant tell you how many times those little signs are wrong. But I guess that is what I get for doing this for 19 years.
HA HA and I have the greenest Christmas Palms in Tampa too. Been down to 24* at my house several times.
No stupid book or box store will tell you how I did that either.

zturncutter
02-18-2011, 12:30 AM
Z Turn

Speaking of Nurseries. Between you and me off hwy 760 is the Oaks wholesale Nursery. I am sure you know it if you do any install work. They are a great contact for good plants. Prices are fair and the Quality is always there.

I think you mean Dee Oaks Nursery, Dee and John Lawton. Yes he brokers plants in from all over the state, very good quality. I have been buying plants from them since about 1990. I even used to sell them liner Podocarpus and Indian Hawthorne when they were doing more growing and not mainly brokering. I was just in there today and picked up a nice #25 Crape Myrtle for a customer.

fl-landscapes
02-18-2011, 12:33 AM
I cant tell you how many times those little signs are wrong. But I guess that is what I get for doing this for 19 years.
HA HA and I have the greenest Christmas Palms in Tampa too. Been down to 24* at my house several times.
No stupid book or box store will tell you how I did that either.

Sometimes the plants are labelled incorrect, but sometimes university studies end up being proven wrong. Bottom Line, it's a fun and effective way to learn some plant I.d. No offense but why plant a palm that is clearly not meant for your hardiness zone. Sure with proper care you can pull it off but why deal with the headaches when you could instead plant palms meant for your hardiness zone? I could probably grow tulips in Antarctica.....by why would I?
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Landscape Poet
02-18-2011, 08:47 AM
Sometimes the plants are labelled incorrect, but sometimes university studies end up being proven wrong. Bottom Line, it's a fun and effective way to learn some plant I.d. No offense but why plant a palm that is clearly not meant for your hardiness zone. Sure with proper care you can pull it off but why deal with the headaches when you could instead plant palms meant for your hardiness zone? I could probably grow tulips in Antarctica.....by why would I?
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Lots of Christmas Palms up here too....so he is just fitting in with the neighborhood I am sure.
With the last couple of years damage from the freezes - what the hell is our hardiness zone now anyway?
I am thinking everyone needs to be rethinking the way they do things - at least here in 9b, not sure about you guys

Ric
02-18-2011, 12:24 PM
I think you mean Dee Oaks Nursery, Dee and John Lawton. Yes he brokers plants in from all over the state, very good quality. I have been buying plants from them since about 1990. I even used to sell them liner Podocarpus and Indian Hawthorne when they were doing more growing and not mainly brokering. I was just in there today and picked up a nice #25 Crape Myrtle for a customer.

Z Turn

Getting old and losing my mind, Yes DEE OAKS Nursery. Yep great people to do business with. BTW just after I posted the above, Joe Powel of Powel's Nursery called me with a question about Fleas. Powells is more of a Retail nursery and has a strong following by older residents. They send me a little work from time to time and I spray their personal homes.