This 2016 printing is a revised and expanded version of the
original 2009 printings. The book contains
500 pages of information including
explanation, origin and synonymy of botanical names,
plants' natural range, recognition and landscape uses.
It is hardcover and
includes a handy pull-out abbreviation key bookmark for even faster research!
of cultivated plants gracing the South Florida landscape
is bewildering. Hundreds of species are "commonly
cultivated." The staff and students of the Palm Beach
State College Horticulture Program sort out the
cultivated flora with information on uses, horticultural
characteristics, identifications, and pronunciations.
Plants for South Florida includes native and exotic
species organized under their plant families, with color
photographs of the vast majority. Our goal has been to
assemble "everything you need to know" about plant
species for subtropical landscaping. If your thumb is
green or if you would like it to be, this book should be
at your elbow during garden planning.