Natural Florida Landscaping

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Pineapple Press Inc, 2007 - Gardening - 110 pages
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As Florida is developed the native flora is often replaced with non-native plants. Wildlife habitat is reduced; water, fertilizer and pesticide usage increases; and the appearance of Florida is altered. But you can help reduce the damage being done to our ecosystems by viewing your yard as part of the natural system. This book will help you make a plan that will work for your yard and choose the native plants that will thrive there. You will have the joy of creating an aesthetically pleasing, life-supporting, and environmentally sensitive landscape. Methods for a small fruit and vegetable garden are also covered.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Shrubs
List of Tables
Palms 59
Vines 63
Canopy Trees 38
Small Trees 44
Ferns 76
Chapter Five Selection Planting Establishment and Care 78
Pruning 84
Fertilizing 85
Disease 87
Chapter Six Environmental Challenges 88
Plants for Full Sun and Deep Shade 90
Plants for Poorly Drained Sites 92

Large Shrubs 50
Small Shrubs 55
Ground covers 58
Palms 61
Vines 65
Native Grasses 68
Wildflowers 71
Pond Plants 73
Pond Plants 74
Ferns 75
Plants for WellDrained Sites 93
Cold 94
Florida USDA Hardiness Zone Map 96
CoastalSalt 97
SaltTolerant Plants 99
Invasive Exotics 100
Chapter Three Create a Naturalistic Plan 17
Index 105
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