Florida Landscape Plants: Native and Exotic, Third Edition

“An extremely valuable book.”—Florida Times-Union “An indispensable book that covers more than 400 Florida trees and plants.”—Miami Herald "A must-have guide."—South Florida Sun-Sentinel "This [book] has been the standard landscape plant manual in the lower South for nearly 30 years....Everything you need to easily identify and cultivate ornamental plants in Florida and the Gulf region."—Florida … Continue reading Florida Landscape Plants: Native and Exotic, Third Edition

Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens

Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens James A. Kushlan and Kirsten Hines Drawing on their many years of creating bird habitats in South Florida, James Kushlan and Kirsten Hines offer practical, ecologically sound advice for creating gardens that will provide fruit, flowers, insects, and shelter for birds throughout the year. Attracting Birds to South Florida … Continue reading Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens

The Scent of Scandal

SILVER MEDAL WINNER, FLORIDA BOOK AWARDS Releasing today in paperback, The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World’s Most Beautiful Orchid unspools like a riveting mystery novel, stranger than anything in Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief or the film, Adaptation. Discovered in Peru in 2002, the Phragmipedium kovachii quickly became the most sought-after orchid in the … Continue reading The Scent of Scandal

Crime at Kew: Rare Water Lily Stolen from Gardens

Craig Pittman is an award-winning journalist who writes about environmental issues for Florida's largest newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times. He is the author of Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World's Most Beautiful Orchid,  making him the perfect person to weigh in on the latest botanical scandal, this time across the pond: the theft of an extremely rare water … Continue reading Crime at Kew: Rare Water Lily Stolen from Gardens

Green Gardening! Florida Vegetables from Seed to Table

Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida By Ginny Stibolt and Melissa Contreras Pubdate: 3/12/13 The farm-to-table movement has gained incredible traction over the last several years as people demand fresher, safer food. At the same time, many of us are actively seeking cost-effective ways to combat rising food costs. What better way to address … Continue reading Green Gardening! Florida Vegetables from Seed to Table