A Step-by-Step Guide to a Florida Native Yard

“Takes the mystery out of transforming the common urban landscape into a true Florida paradise filled with wildlife activity and native colors and textures. You can’t go wrong following this logical step-by-step process.”—Lisa Roberts, executive director, Florida Wildflower Foundation “Ideal guidance for those converting their traditional turf-dominated landscape into a more sustainable and wildlife-friendly one.”—Stephen … Continue reading A Step-by-Step Guide to a Florida Native Yard

Florida Native Plant Society Conference 2017

We recently attended the Florida Native Plant Society conference in River Ranch, FL! We had a fantastic time displaying our gardening and nature titles. We saw several of our authors at the conference! Roger L. Hammer, author of Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies in Tropical Florida: A Companion for Gardeners, Walter Kingsley Taylor, author of Florida Wildflowers: A Comprehensive Guide, Ginny Stibolt, author … Continue reading Florida Native Plant Society Conference 2017

A Weekend of Florida History, Anthropology, and Gardening

Last weekend, UPF traveled to THREE different cities across Florida to display our diverse collection of books! We had staff in Daytona Beach for the Florida Native Plant Society conference, Orlando for the Florida Historical Society meeting, and Jupiter for the Florida Anthropological Society meeting. In Daytona Beach, we had a great time meeting gardening and botany enthusiasts from all across Florida. There … Continue reading A Weekend of Florida History, Anthropology, and Gardening

The Art of Maintaining a Florida Native Landscape

“Follow this professional gardening advice to end up with a balanced, attractive, easy-to-maintain Florida native garden. It is a gardening book to cherish.”—Roger L. Hammer, author of Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies in Tropical Florida “Everything you need to know from just getting started to long-term development and maintenance of the native garden of your dreams.”—Troy … Continue reading The Art of Maintaining a Florida Native Landscape

Florida Native Plant Society 2015

We had a great time at the annual conference of the Florida Native Plant Society last weekend in Tallahassee! This year’s conference theme was “Born to Burn: Conservation, Preservation, and Restoration on Public and Private Land.” We displayed lots of UPF books on gardening, botany, and environmental history. Several UPF authors made it to the … Continue reading Florida Native Plant Society 2015