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Welcome to the Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants prepared by the Horticulture students and staff at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

This Online Manual is an ever-evolving project under the directorship of Department Chair George Rogers, Ph.D.


 In addition, the book "Native Plants, Weeds, and Sustainable Landscapes in South Florida" (ISBN 9780578126180) may be purchased directly ($20) from Palm Beach State College's Horticulture Department. 
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Book Reader's Comments:  
LPSF Fifth Printing have arrived!!
The 5th edition of Landscape Plants For South Florida has arrived! More pages, plants, facts, photos plus a new glossary of terms makes this the best edition yet!!

Test your knowledge of horticulture with this fun quiz!
Think you know alot about horticulture? Put yourself to the test! See if you can answer all ten questions correctly.

Take a Virtual Campus Tour
Tour the Environmental Horticulture facilities at Palm Beach State College and see how your future can grow. This short video highlights our full-service retail plant nursery, greenhouse, shadehouse, gardens, classrooms and labs where students learn all things green.

Editorial Book Review
Kim Franke-Folstad of the Tampa Tribune: '...imagine my great happiness when a new edition of "Landscape Plants for South Florida: A Manual for Gardeners, Landscapers and Homeowners

Front Page News
"Landscape Plants For South Florida" makes the cover of Florida Weekly newspaper.

Editorial Book Review
"One of the things I like best about the book is that the information about each plant is scientifically accurate and from experts who use the plants in the landscape. You get a great overview about each plant and tips on how to best place and use it in the landscape. " Read the full book review.

Start a rewarding career in the "green" industry
Palm Beach State College offers A.S. or A.A. Degrees, Professional Certifications or you can simply take classes for fun! Classes include Landscape Design, Construction and Management, Irrigation, Pest Management, Propagation, Native Plants, Plant Taxonomy or Physiology and many more.