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Friday, September 14, 2007

The Right Plant in the Right Location

Finding the right plant for a particular area in your landscape is easier said than done. I was flipping through my Florida gardening books in search of plants that do well in moist soil. It was time consuming and I ended up with a bunch of page markers all throughout the book until I came across this little gem of a book at Books a Million. The Florida Gardener's Book of Lists by Lois Trigg Chaplin and Monica Moran Brandies contains what else but lists, over 200 (to be more specific) lists of plants that do well in certain conditions. There are lists for flowering and foliage plants for shade, exotic flowering plants, salt-tolerant plants, sun-loving plants, groundcovers for wet soil, roses, plants of flowers by color, and the lists go on and on. There are lists for trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, groundcovers, roses, perennials, annuals, edible plants and specialty plants.
This book provided me not only with a list of plants to readily choose from but also ones known to do well in Florida. A definite plus for those gardeners new to gardening in the Florida climate. I also loved the list of roses that perform well in Florida, as well as the lists of flowering plants by color. This book definitely makes landscaping a yard easier. It's a definite "must-have" for any Florida gardener.

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