by Chase Landre
author of South-Florida-Plant-Guide.com
Five ebooks about South Florida plants, all based on the best of my published newspaper columns about South Florida gardening.
The ebooks go beyond the scope of South-Florida-Plant-Guide.com, with information you can use right away in your home landscape.
You'll find lots of info not covered on South-Florida-Plant-Guide.com!
These columns were so popular among readers that many told me they created scrapbooks for them - but you don't have to! The best are gathered right here, expanded and updated!
Believe it or not...
Some years ago I knew next to nothing about plant life here in subtropical South Florida.
Just like many of you, I was at a loss as to what to plant where, the names of each plant, and what to expect of them.
So - if you're new to South Florida - I know EXACTLY how you feel.
I'm an avid gardener originally from southeast Pennsylvania.
But when I moved to Florida in 1988, boy was I lost! Everything I knew about gardening up North I had to throw away and start over.
Over a decade ago, I was permanently injured by an auto-immune disease, which took away much of the ability to use my hands. I couldn't do most money-earning jobs which require full use of your hands.
Luckily for me, I could still talk!
I somehow managed to talk my way into a job at a retail plant nursery and garden center.
One problem, though - I didn't know much of anything about South Florida plants! So how in the world was I going to sell them?
Yes, I'd been a gardening nut when I lived in the Northeast.
But gardening in South Florida? I might as well have landed on another planet.
Here's a fast way to increase your knowledge of South Florida gardening. Discover plants and the best ways to use them - with landscape design advice throughout!
Throwing myself into the learning curve - with the patient help of some very knowledgeable people - I gobbled up every bit of info I could about South Florida plants.
I grew many of them in my own yard. I compared notes with more experienced folks...including horticulturists and landscapers.
I even discovered along the way that I had an innate talent for landscape design and began designing professionally.
As my confidence and knowledge grew, I wanted to share it - and I wrote and published books.
And then I created South-Florida-Plant-Guide.com.
years I also wrote a regular column about gardening in my local
newspaper, the Bradenton Herald.
Recently I had a brainstorm.
Why not offer the columns as ebooks?
The Garden Column Collections are something I could have used when I first came to Florida.
They're an additional source of information that's not covered in the same way on South-Florida-Plant-Guide.com.
And more knowledge is a beautiful thing...
If you're hungry for knowledge NOW, these ebooks might be just the boost you need.
I've learned that new knowledge can transform something as tragic (to me anyway - as a former professional musician) as losing the use of your hands into a new life. A life growing and blossoming - just like an exotic tropical South Florida plant!
You don't have to buy them all...start with just one ebook that interests you. If you like it, you can order more.
Or save $$$ and buy all 5 for a complete "crash course" on hundreds of South Florida plants and how to use them in your yard!
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"Refreshingly simple and useful! To the point and succinct, this book is a treasure trove of valuable information without all the unnecessary fluff many other books throw in." --Sherry and Steve J. on The Plant Lover's Collection
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"This book is a whirlwind tour of south Florida landscape plants - great for us Northerners migrating to the warmer climate who are unfamiliar with warm-climate gardening.
"Its guidance on which plants work best for a variety of home landscape environments and suggestions for their care are a great help in directing us to plants that make south Florida gardening enjoyable." --Judy C. on The Potpourri Collection
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"Everything about this is informational, I don't think I came across one sentence in which I didn't learn something!
"I liked it because the layout and flow makes it such an easy read. The listings of plants in each color gives lots of options.
"I think a majority of homeowners get stuck when trying to decide what colors mesh together well and at the same time choosing plants that will really stand out. This is a go-to source for choosing the right colors for your yard as well as choosing plants that will really thrive in their environments!" -- Sarah T. on The Color Suite Collection
"I've learned so much! Wish I'd had one of these books when I first moved to South Florida!" -- Lynne B. on The Gardener's Collection
"As a relative newcomer to South Florida, I'm amazed at all the different kinds of plants available - and your book is a great help. I especially liked the articles about plants for small yards. Love the pictures too! Thank you for all the 'scoop.'" -- Jeannie K. on The Plant Lover's Collection
"Design Collection is a must-have book! It gave me many ways to make my yard stand out from the rest of the neighborhood, with descriptions of the best plants for each special look.
"Many of the things here are things I never thought about before, such as plant textures.
"My favorite chapter shows which plants will achieve an elegant all-white garden." - Donna F. on The Design Collection