Best South Region Gardening Books
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1. Southeast Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition (Creative Homeowner) 54 Landscape Designs with Over 200 Plants & Flowers Best Suited to AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, & TN, and Over 450 Photos & Drawings
Author: by Roger Holmes
Published at: Design Originals; Third edition (August 30, 2010)
Find inspiring ideas to make your southeast home landscape more attractive and functional! 54 beautiful designs created by landscape professionals specifically for the SoutheastMore than 200 plants picked for your region, with detailed descriptions and all you need to know to plant & maintain themOver 450 color photos and illustrations to help envision your resultsStep-by-step instructions for building structures like paths, patios, ponds, walls, fences, arbors, and trellisesCreative solutions for front entries, foundation plantings, patios, steep slopes, and moreSoutheast Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition is a larger-format edition of Creative Homeowner’s award-winning book on landscaping southeast-style.
Inside, you’ll find inspiring ideas for making your home landscape more attractive and functional. The 54 featured designs are created by landscape professionals from the region and use more than 200 dependable plants that thrive in the southeast. States included are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
2. Texas Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition, Includes Oklahoma! 48 Landscape Designs, 200+ Plants & Flowers Best Suited to the Region (Creative Homeowner) Nearly 400 Photos and Easy Step-by-Step Instructions
Author: by Greg Grant
Published at: Design Originals; Third edition (July 25, 2011)
Find inspiring ideas to make your Texas or Oklahoma home landscape more attractive and functional! 48 beautiful designs created by landscape professionals specifically for TX & OKOver 200 plants picked for your region, with detailed descriptions and all you need to know to plant & maintain themNearly 400 photos and illustrations to help envision your resultsStep-by-step instructions for building structures like paths, ponds, walls, fences, arbors, and trellisesCreative solutions for front entries, foundation plantings, patios, steep slopes, and moreTexas Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition is an updated, expanded edition of Creative Homeowner’s award-winning book on landscaping Texas-style!
Inside, you’ll find inspiring ideas for making your home landscape more attractive and functional. The 48 featured designs are created by landscape professionals from the region and use more than 200 region-specific plants that thrive in Texas and Oklahoma. Included are detailed instructions for projects such as paths, patios, ponds, and arbors, concise information for gardening techniques, and easy-to-follow plans.
3. The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast (Regional Vegetable Gardening Series)
Author: by Ira Wallace
Published at: Timber Press (December 31, 2013)
How to grow your own food in the Heartland! There is nothing more regionally specific than vegetable gardeningwhat to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are decisions based on climate, weather, and first frost The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast tackles this need head on, with regionally specific growing information written by local gardening expert, Ira Wallace.
Monthly planting guides show exactly what you can do in the garden from January through December. The skill sets go beyond the basics with tutorials on seed saving, worm bins, and more. This must-have book is for gardeners in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
4. The New Southern Living Garden Book: The Ultimate Guide to Gardening (Southern Living (Paperback Oxmoor))
Author: by The Editors of Southern Living
Published at: TI Inc. Books (January 13, 2015)
An all-new revised and updated edition, The New Southern Living Garden Book is THE definitive source on gardening from the brand Southern gardeners have turned to for nearly 50 years. Completely redesigned and updated for the first time in 10 years, the new edition features over 1,700 beautiful color photographs and over 7,000 featured plants.
Enhanced features include a monthly garden checklist, a Q&A section to tackle everyday problems, and garden design solutions, plus industry experts provide the hottest trends and tips combined with old-fashioned wisdom. From the new homeowner just starting out in gardening to the Master Class gardener, this book will be an essential resource.
5. The Southeast Native Plant Primer: 225 Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden
Author: by Larry Mellichamp
Published at: Timber Press; Illustrated edition (July 21, 2020)
Bring your garden to lifeand life to your garden Do you want a garden that makes a real difference? Choose plants native to our Southeast region. The rewards will benefit you, your yard, and the environmentfrom reducing maintenance tasks to attracting earth-friendly pollinators such as native birds, butterflies, and bees.
Native plant experts Larry Mellichamp and Paula Gross make adding these superstar plants easier than ever before, with proven advice that every home gardener can follow. This incomparable sourcebook includes 225 recommended native ferns, grasses, wildflowers, perennials, vines, shrubs, and trees.
It’s everything you need to know to create a beautiful and beneficial garden. This must-have handbook is for gardeners in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
6. Totally Crazy Easy Florida Gardening: The Secret to Growing Piles of Food in the Sunshine State
Author: by David The Good
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 1, 2015)
Are you tired of failing at your Florida gardening? Are stink bugs puncturing your tomatoes and nematodes gnawing your eggplants? Is the sand eating your compost like an RV swallows gas?Fear not! You CAN grow buckets upon buckets of food in Florida – and this book gives you the secrets to pulling it off year after year.
Lots more food – for a lot less work! Whether you want to save money, feed your family, start a survival garden, garden year-round, go paleo or build a huge prepper garden, this is the book for you. Learn the cheap simple techniques that will kickstart your Florida gardening.
Discover the crops that will always come through for you. Quit hating the sand and the bugs and start reaping abundant harvests like you’ve never had before! This book provides the answers for both beginners and experts, delivered with humor.
If you want yet another boring gardening book – this isn’t it. Through combining Back to Eden gardening, Square Foot Gardening, Biointensive gardening, container gardening and some of the most productive crops on the planet, you WILL succeed! This is easy Florida gardening like you’ve never seen before.
7. Florida Survival Gardening
Author: by David the Good
Published at: Castalia House (June 18, 2020)
Can your Florida garden feed you in tough times? The answer is yes, and it’s easier than you think. In this important new book from Florida gardening expert David the Good, you’ll learn how to grow staple crops and provide your family with enough calories and nutrition to get through a crisis.
Learn to beat weeds and pests, turn Florida sand into soil, garden with very few resources and provide your family with survival food without breaking the bank. Florida Survival Gardening is the culmination of decades of research on growing food in the Sunshine State.
Discover the staple crops that will keep you full and the nutrient-dense plants that will keep you healthy. Stop worrying about uncertain supply lines and difficult times and plant a survival garden that will keep going through the year in Florida’s unique climate.
Step-by-step, you’ll learn exactly how to grow a Florida garden that works with the climate and requires just hand tools to start and maintain in this illustrated guide that includes plans and survival crop suggestions for gardens in both the northern and southern halves of the state.Don’t panic.You can do this.
8. Florida Gardener's Handbook: All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant & Maintain a Florida Garden
Author: by Georgia Tasker
Published at: Cool Springs Press; First Edition, First (November 3, 2012)
The Florida Gardener’s Handbook has more than 300 proven plants, including tropical choices. Helpful icons highlight plant benefits and sun and shade requirements. Twelve months of when-to advice for each plant category help Florida gardeners keep their gardens growing. The authors address the challenges of Florida gardening with tropical and saltwater gardening information and garden how-tos for planting, pruning, watering, and much more.
Full-color images for each plant and helpful illustrations and charts make this an easy-to-use resource for all Florida gardeners. This resource guide provides all the need-to-know information for Florida gardeners from leading Florida gardening experts.
9. A Time to Plant: Southern-Style Garden Living
Author: by James T. Farmer
Published at: GIbbs Smith; Illustrated edition (August 1, 2011)
Captures Southern indoor/outdoor living traditions for a new generation … A vital young voice in the gardening scene teaches a new generation of Southerners to love gardening and to make it a focal point of their lifestyle. James Farmer III teaches respect for the age-old rules of flower and vegetable gardening in the Deep South (e.G., plant in spring for fall blooms, plant in fall for spring blooms), in a fresh voice that resonates love of life and entertaining at home.
Also included are delicious recipes for seasonal meals, as well as suggestions for floral arrangements and centerpieces from the garden.
10. Florida Fruit & Vegetable Gardening: Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles (Fruit & Vegetable Gardening Guides)
Author: by Robert Bowden
Published at: Cool Springs Press; Illustrated edition (April 6, 2015)
Plant, grow, and harvest the best edibles for your garden! Florida Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is an easy-to-use guide to growing edibles in the Sunshine State. Full-color images illustrate the more than 25 fruits and berries featured, and there are also more than 35 recommendations for the best vegetables to grow in this sometimes challenging climate.
Helpful growing tips, icons, charts, and maps assist gardeners in planting the right edibles for their exact Florida location. This is the perfect book for longtime Florida gardeners as well as newcomers to the state with its enviable twelve-month growing season.
This updated edition of the original Guide to Florida Fruit & Vegetable Gardening (Cool Springs Press, 2010) includes new specimens and cultivars as well as updated information on the outbreak of citrus greening disease that has ravaged orange groves throughout the state, with recommendations on safe practices gardeners should follow.
Make your garden healthy and happy with tips from expert gardener and horticulturalist Robert Bowden.
11. Florida Month-by-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have A Beautiful Garden All Year
Author: by Tom MacCubbin
Published at: Cool Springs Press; Illustrated edition (November 17, 2014)
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.
12. Florida Getting Started Garden Guide: Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers (Garden Guides)
Author: by Tom MacCubbin
Published at: Cool Springs Press; Second Edition, Second (August 11, 2013)
Gardening experts Georgia Tasker and Tom MacCubbin offer foolproof advice on gardening within the diverse landscape of Florida. The Florida Getting Started Garden Guide features region-specific advice on planting, growing, and caring for more than 150 of Florida’s top ornamental and native plants.
From flowers and grasses to trees and tropical plants, this step-by-step guide includes useful information for the novice and experienced gardener alike. With gorgeous full-color photos of each plant, this book will increase the enjoyment and satisfaction of any gardener hoping to learn aboutand masterthe natural environment of Florida.
13. Bloom: A Flower Coloring Book
Author: by Alli Koch
Published at: Paige Tate & Co; Illustrated edition (November 5, 2019)
Let your creativity run wild as you color the beautifully-designed, hand-drawn flower illustrations in Bloom! Bloom features: 30+ floral illustrations on premium, high quality paper Two soft black velvet pages that enhance your coloring experience and hide mistakes! Perforated, removable pages-frame your art after you’ve finished coloring!
A gorgeous, hand-illustrated cover with iridescent foil that will look stunning on your bookshelf or coffee table! Instagram sensation, muralist, author, and floral aficionado Alli Koch of @Allikdesign introduced thousands to the basics of modern floral illustrating with her best-selling book, How to Draw Modern Florals.
Each page of Alli’s new coloring book, Bloom, comes to life with a variety of her signature floral designs. She invites you to get creative as you customize each bloom and bring these pretty blank pages to life!
14. Native Plants of the Southeast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 460 Species for the Garden
Author: by Larry Mellichamp
Published at: Timber Press (January 28, 2014)
Using native plants in a garden has many benefits. They attract beneficial wildlife and insects, they allow a gardener to create a garden that reflects the native beauty of the region, and they make a garden more sustainable. Because of all this, they are an increasingly popular plant choice for home and public gardens.
Native Plants of the Southeast shows you how to choose the best native plants and how to use them in the garden. This complete guide is an invaluable resource, with plant profiles for over 460 species of trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses, and wildflowers.
Each plant description includes information about cultivation and propagation, ranges, and hardiness. Comprehensive lists recommend particular plants for difficult situations, as well as plants for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife.
15. Grow Great Vegetables in Virginia
Author: by Ira Wallace
Published at: Timber Press (March 31, 2020)
Get the inside dirt, Virginia! This ultimate local guide to growing vegetables and other edibles provides you with insider advice on climate zones, average frost dates, and growing season details across Virginia. Information includes details on sun, soil, fertilizer, mulch, water, and the best varieties for your region.
A garden planning section helps with design and crop rotation, and monthly lists explain what to do from January through December. In-depth profiles of nearly 50 edibles round out the information and help ensure a can’t-miss harvest.
16. Native Trees of the Southeast
Author: by L. Katherine Kirkman
Published at: Timber Press, Incorporated; Illustrated edition (June 4, 2007)
Students, professionals, tree lovers, and native plant enthusiasts alike will fall in love with Native Plants of the Southeast. The diversity of woody plants in the Southeast is unparalleled in North America. Native Trees of the Southeast is a practical, compact field guide for the identification of the more than 225 trees native to the region, from the Carolinas and eastern Tennessee south through Georgia into northern Florida and west through Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas into eastern Texas.
For confident identification, nearly 600 photographs, close to 500 of them in color, illustrate leaves, flowers and fruits or cones, bark, and twigs with buds. Crucial differences between plants that may be mistaken for each other are discussed and notes on the uses of the trees in horticulture, forestry, and for wildlife are included.