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Old 02-16-2011, 08:58 PM
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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.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:50 PM
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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.
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"DIG"

"Florida My Eden"

"Florida Landscape Plants"
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:06 AM
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Ric where would be the best place to find there books.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:26 AM
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Ric where would be the best place to find there books.
amazon.com
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:18 PM
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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
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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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Old 02-17-2011, 12:31 PM
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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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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.
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" But not the name of the grass he cuts." And I might add, does not care to learn!!!
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:54 PM
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" But not the name of the grass he cuts." And I might add, does not care to learn!!!
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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????
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:04 PM
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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.
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