Native Plants for Florida Gardens (Paperback)
Florida is home to an entire library of native plants that evolved to thrive in its range of climate regions. Native Plants for Florida Gardens profiles 100 Florida native wildflowers, shrubs, vines and trees that can transform typical Florida landscapes. Striking color photography showcases species and flowering characteristics. With the expertise of the Florida Wildlife Foundation, anyone can create lovely, low-maintenance gardens that will tolerate Florida's roughest conditions, resist disease, and support biodiversity.
Nancy Bissett is a Florida Wildlife Foundation board member and horticulturist, restoration ecologist, and botanist with The Natives Inc., where she experiments with the propagation and growth of native plants including grasses, wildflowers and rare species. Florida Master Naturalist Stacey Matrazzo joined the Florida Wildflower Foundation staff in 2015. She is an environmental educator and adjunct professor at Rollins College, Winter Park. A native Floridian, she spends much of her free time kayaking, hiking, birding and photographing Florida's amazing natural environments. The Florida Wildflower Foundation is the national advocate for Florida's native wildflower species, many of which occur throughout the southeast. Through education, research and planting/conservation programs, FWF nurtures the awareness, understanding and enjoyment of native wildflowers and plants through school gardens, field trips, community planting projects, events, a roadside protection program, active partnerships, and publications.