Gardening and Landscaping in Central Florida

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9780974234007: Gardening and Landscaping in Central Florida

This 8 1/2 by 11 paperback book with 232 pages and 450 color pictures is a comprehensive guide to gardening and landscaping practises in central Florida. The area it covers is from Jacksonville to Melbourne on the east coast, the middle part of the State including Orlando and its environs and Tampa on the west coast. It focuses on what is unique about gardening in this part of the State and illustrates plants which thrive here and how to use them in the landscape.

GARDENING AND LANDSCAPING IN CENTRAL FLORIDA takes readers from planning and planting, to what to do when there are problems, and where to go for help. Newcomers and long term residents alike will find pictures and information of interest, whether they are doing the work themselves, or having it done for them.

With its emphasis on low maintenance, environmentally friendly, personalized approaches, it synthesizes current research and best practises which should be considered by all homeowners. It is practical enough to take to the nursery to aid in plant selection but also so beautiful that it deserves a place of honor on the coffee table.

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This is a book which will help homeowners minimize costly mistakes and maximize chances for gardening success. It answers questions like: what grows here and when, how to reduce lawn and landscape maintenance costs and effort, and how to beautify landspaces. It is well designed, easy to use and lavishly illustrated.

About the Author:

Marlys Bell is a Florida certified master gardener who works with homeowners in Flagler and Volusia counties. This book reflects her knowledge and practical experiences derived from her work with many homeowners over the years. She is grounded in research and personal gardening experience. Working with her husband, Jay Bell, the photographer for the book, they show homeowners how to achieve low maintenance, environmentally friendly, functional outdoor space. Together, they capture the realities and possiblities of gardening and landscaping in this region.

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