SAY HO-HO-HO TO THE GARDENER IN YOUR FAMILY, by Larry Williams UF/IFAS Extension Agent

Do
you have that hard-to-buy-for person on your Christmas shopping list? I have an
idea, especially if that person enjoys gardening. 

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
(UF/IFAS) Extension Bookstore offers a wealth of books, DVDs, ID decks, as well
as shirts, caps and other products. These resources include gardening, lawn and
landscape as well as agriculture, wildlife, boating, fishing, health,
nutrition, family and community subject matter. And they are all specific for
Florida. I’ll highlight a few of the books in today’s article.

“Simply
Florida: A Taste of Flavors from the Sunshine State”

“Simply Florida” isn’t simply a cookbook – it’s a celebration of food in the
Sunshine State: sun-ripened fruits, fabulous beef, the freshest seafood,
farm-fresh vegetables. Some of the recipes in “Simply Florida” include grouper
Parmesan, spicy mango and avocado salad, and citrus-marinated tomato salad over
steak. $25

“Florida
Wildflowers”

This field guide categorizes Florida wildflowers not just by their color or
family group but by the natural habitats in which they’re found. Over 500 color
photos and detailed descriptions outline the major ecosystems of Florida and
the wildflowers unique to each. It also includes a guide to identifying wildflowers,
places to visit, a glossary and much more. Gardeners and naturalists or those
interested in Florida’s ecology will find this guide indispensable. $24.95

“Florida
Gardener’s Handbook”

Whether you’re new to the state or just new to gardening, let expert gardeners
introduce you to over 300 Florida plants in an information-packed guide that’s
almost as beautiful as the plants it features. Includes proven plant species,
tips for water-wise gardening and to-do calendars to keep your garden lush and vibrant
all year long. $24.99

“Organic
Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida”

In “Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida,” expert botanist Ginny
Stibolt and Master Gardener Melissa Contreras provide simple and accessible
advice for successful, pesticide-free vegetable gardening. This fully
illustrated book is an invaluable guide for everyday gardeners as well as small
farmers who wish to expand their operations to participate in farmers markets.
$24.95

“Florida’s
Birds: A Field Guide and Reference”

Birders will love this handsomely illustrated guide to Florida’s birds. Each of
the state’s 348 bird species is represented with full accounts and three color
illustrations. The book also includes information about breeding months, best
habitats and times for birding, and a state map of 25 birding hotspots. Learn
how to attract and feed wild birds and to care for sick, injured and orphaned
birds. $21.95
For more information, go to IFASbooks.ifas.ufl.edu or call 1-800-226-1764.

Normal
0

<wunctuationKerning/>

false
false
false
<woNotPromoteQF/>
EN-US
X-NONE
X-NONE

<wontGrowAutofit/>

<wontFlipMirrorIndents/>

/* Style Definitions */
table.MsoNormalTable
{mso-style-name:”Table Normal”;
mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;
mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;
mso-style-noshow:yes;
mso-style-priority:99;
mso-style-parent:””;
mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;
mso-para-margin:0in;
mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;
mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:”Times New Roman”,”serif”;}

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s