SUBTROPICAL GARDENING by Nixon Smiley

SUBTROPICAL GARDENING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An excellent introduction for newcomers to south Florida and for the novice as well as the experienced gardener covers not only the native material but also the tried and proved introduced plantings. The importance of weather conditions, sources for supplies, the problems of design, and the questions of shade and flowering trees, shrubbery, tropical foliage plants, flowering climbers, lawns, native tropical plants, annuals, flowering plant bulbs, -- all have separate chapters with detailed information and lists; further chapters deal with palms, orchids, ornamental tropical fruits, trus, avocados, the Indian mango, papaya, gardenias, roses, hibiscus; there is also advice on seaside gardens, vegetables, soil and fertilizer, pruning, insect pests and frost. With a warning to give up temperate zone thinking and prepare for all year round gardening, this should be a valuable horticultural guide for its region.

Pub Date: Nov. 23rd, 1951
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Young