Tag Archives: gardening

Ornamental Palm Horticulture, Second Edition

Praise for the first edition “Avid recreational gardeners, designers, and nursery professionals who enjoy growing dramatic ornamental palms will welcome this comprehensive manual comprising palm biology, propagation techniques, cultural requirements, and overall care.”—Booklist “A valuable resource for commercial producers, landscapers, palm enthusiasts, and homeowners.”—Florida Gardening “Especially good on pests, diseases and nutritional needs. . . […]

Continue Reading

Spring Sale

Spring Sale: www.upf.com/S1604 Spring is here! The weather is getting warmer day by day here in Florida and we have new books for the new season of outdoor adventures. Check out our books about the outdoors, gardening, nature, and the environment. Use code S1604 for discount prices. Sale ends April 15th.

Continue Reading
Raised beds

Sustainable Gardening for the Southeast

This book is discounted until Dec. 17 in our Holiday Sale! Just apply code XM15 at checkout! . “A timely, accessible guide to responsible landscaping that convincingly explains how and why our home landscapes must participate in local ecosystems.”—Douglas Tallamy, coauthor of The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden “By […]

Continue Reading

Holiday Book Sale!

Find the perfect gift for all the important people in your life this holiday season with University Press of Florida’s holiday book sale! Click below to view our 2015 Holiday Catalog. From travel to photography, art, cooking, gardening, fishing, sports, literature, history, and more, you’ll find books for every reader. Visit http://www.upf.com and order before December […]

Continue Reading

The Art of Maintaining a Florida Native Landscape

“Follow this professional gardening advice to end up with a balanced, attractive, easy-to-maintain Florida native garden. It is a gardening book to cherish.”—Roger L. Hammer, author of Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies in Tropical Florida “Everything you need to know from just getting started to long-term development and maintenance of the native garden of your dreams.”—Troy […]

Continue Reading

Native Florida Plants for Shady Landscapes

Native Florida Plants for Shady Landscapes Craig N. Huegel Gardeners in the Sunshine State have a special appreciation for shade. With countless hours spent under the hot sun, shade provides much needed relief. But in a tropical climate like Florida’s, finding the proper plants for shady areas can be frustrating. And even more difficult still […]

Continue Reading

Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies in Tropical Florida

Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies in Tropical Florida Roger L. Hammer In this authoritative and friendly guide, Roger Hammer shares more than thirty years’ experience tempting butterflies and hummingbirds into tropical Florida’s gardens. Hammer catalogues 200 of the best plants for luring these wondrous creatures into even the smallest of yards and offers helpful tips for […]

Continue Reading

Florida Landscape Plants: Native and Exotic, Third Edition

“An extremely valuable book.”—Florida Times-Union “An indispensable book that covers more than 400 Florida trees and plants.”—Miami Herald “A must-have guide.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel “This [book] has been the standard landscape plant manual in the lower South for nearly 30 years….Everything you need to easily identify and cultivate ornamental plants in Florida and the Gulf region.”—Florida […]

Continue Reading

Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens

Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens James A. Kushlan and Kirsten Hines Drawing on their many years of creating bird habitats in South Florida, James Kushlan and Kirsten Hines offer practical, ecologically sound advice for creating gardens that will provide fruit, flowers, insects, and shelter for birds throughout the year. Attracting Birds to South Florida […]

Continue Reading

The Scent of Scandal

SILVER MEDAL WINNER, FLORIDA BOOK AWARDS Releasing today in paperback, The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World’s Most Beautiful Orchid unspools like a riveting mystery novel, stranger than anything in Susan Orlean’s The Orchid Thief or the film, Adaptation. Discovered in Peru in 2002, the Phragmipedium kovachii quickly became the most sought-after orchid in the […]

Continue Reading