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The ultimate guide to gardening in the Sunshine State!
Written by beloved Florida gardening expert Tom MacCubbin, Florida Month-by-Month Gardening presents a foolproof monthly breakdown of what you should plant in Florida's peninsular climate, when you should plant it for the best chance of success, and how to take care of it after it's planted. From annuals to vegetables, lawns, trees, and perennials, simply look up any given month and you'll find a complete gardening guide for every plant category, with advice for planning, planting, care, watering, fertilizing, and overcoming problems typically encountered by Florida gardeners during that time of year.
Fully illustrated with gorgeously colored step-by-step method and plant photography, this is the ideal how-to guide for Florida gardeners. Whether you're growing milkweed in Tallahassee, planting a Simpson's stopper in Orlando, or simply wondering where (or when) to start, Florida Month-by-Month Gardening helps you take your first steps toward mastering the Florida gardening landscape. Companion books Florida Getting Started Garden Guide and Florida Fruit & Vegetable Gardening are two more excellent additions to your Floridian garden library.
- The best lawn care tips for southern landscapes
- How to maintain plantings through the dry season
- Tips for growing vegetables in Florida's unique climate
- Advice on managing common Florida garden pests
- Care and planting techniques for shrub and flower gardens
Other titles in our popular Month-By-Month Gardening series include: Mid-Atlantic, Pacific Northwest, Carolinas, Rocky Mountains, Deep South, New England, and many more.
About the Author
Tom MacCubbin, writer of the Plant Doctor column for the Orlando Sentinel, has been helping gardeners throughout Florida for over 40 years. He is the television co-host of Central Florida Gardening, gardening consultant for Central Florida News 13, and 25-year co-host of the Better Lawns and Gardens radio broadcast across 24 Florida stations with his wife, Joani. With Cool Springs Press, MacCubbin is the author of Month-by-Month Gardening in Florida (2006) and Florida Month-by-Month Gardening (2014), and is co-author of Florida Gardener's Handbook (2012) and Florida Getting Started Garden Guide (2013). He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in horticulture and is currently an extension agent emeritus with a full professor equivalent at the University of Florida. Better Lawns & Gardens: betterlawns.com/newhome.asp