perennials and annuals of florida

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by lot0210, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. lot0210

    lot0210 LawnSite Member
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    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
     
  2. MarcSmith

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    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
     
  3. lot0210

    lot0210 LawnSite Member
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    thanks looked on amazon an can pick all of them up for around $110. Thanks again for the info.
     
  4. okeefl

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  5. MarcSmith

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    also take a look at IFAS. the Florida Extension network. lots of good free information.
     
  6. lot0210

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    Thanks Grate info on on those sites. Off topic a little, would getting the state master gardener certification help especially in advertising?
     
  7. MarcSmith

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    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?
     
  8. lot0210

    lot0210 LawnSite Member
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    The Lakeland Plant city area. Nice and centralized can grow into Tampa and Orlando.
     
  9. MarcSmith

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    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.
     
  10. Team Green of Volusia

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    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
     

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