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Your Florida Landscape: A Complete Guide to Planting and Maintenance : Trees, Palms, Shrubs, Ground Covers and Vines | Robert John Black, Kathleen Carlton Ruppert
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In this full-color eco-friendly guide to landscaping in Florida, the authors discuss trees, palms, shrubs, ground covers, and vines as well as the uses of mulches and compost. Additional problem-solving sections tackle soils and fertilizers, pruning, weeds, nematodes, plant diseases, and coping with cold weather. A safety guide and list of resources for further help make this the most complete single-volume source for environmentally sound landscaping in Florida and a boon for newcomers to the state.
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I helped hubby teach a class for master gardener students in another county last week, and they were using this as a text. I thought it looked good and ordered it. I just started reading through it and discovered that one section was written by a dear friend who passed away a couple years ago. 💔

Butterfinger What a neat coincidence. I bet it was a bittersweet moment. 3w
Lindy I hope seeing your friend‘s name has brought a flood of good memories. Incidentally, I helped with a Master Gardener class a couple of years ago too, when my friend needed a knowledgeable second person to help students with soil experiments. 3w
ValerieAndBooks Aww. A good way to remember your friend by 💖 3w
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Tracyantoon I live in Central Florida and have been looking for a good book on landscaping and gardening. I will have to check this out. Thanks! 3w
Lynnsoprano @Tracyantoon I think this would be a big help. It‘s a UF publication, but I found it on Amazon. I have some other books more geared to which individual plants to use, so if you need more recommendations, let me know. I‘m a master gardener and hubby is retired UF agriculture faculty. 3w
Lynnsoprano @Lindy I was helping with the hands on, trying to identify plant disease symptoms. Hubby laughs that I‘ve sat through so many of these presentations, I could probably give the class myself. 3w
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks @Butterfinger @Lindy It brought back so many wonderful memories. He was my husband‘s colleague, and his wife was a librarian. The copy of Goodnight Moon that I now read to my grandkids was a gift from them to our son. 3w
ValerieAndBooks 💖💖💖 3w
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