Gardening Books And Web Sites - Knowledgebase Question

Apopka, FL
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Question by nowheregirl
May 15, 1998
I am new to gardening and would appreciate any advice
on what kind of books I can buy or check out from the library, or even any websites that could help me to identify what is growing in my small back yard.

Answer from NGA
May 15, 1998
Your question is a tall order as gardening is a diverse subject, but I'll suggest some great places to start you off on a lifelong quest for gardening education!

The book "Perennial Garden Color" by William Welch (published by Taylor Publishing Co.; 1550 West Mockingbird Lane; Dallas, Texas 75235, and available through your local bookstore) is a great guide for southerners trying to find information that fits our soils and climate. "Florida, My Eden" by Frederic B. Stresau (available from Arborist Supply House Inc.; P.O. Box 23607; Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33307; (305) 561-9527) is another great guide, especially for tropical and subtropical plants. "Southern Landscape Plants" by Neil Odenwald and James Turner (available from Claitor's Publishing Division; P.O.Box 261333; Baton Rouge, LA 70826-1333 (800)274-1403) is an indespensible reference on a wide variety of plant materials, geared to their landscape attributes.

You have obviously found the NGA website! Some other great sites to visit are:
The Florida Agriculture Information Retrieval System site:
and Texas A&M's Horticulture site: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu...

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