Mangrove Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society


The New Yard Planning Book

New Yard Pattern BookThis amazing e-book is made available to us at no cost through the Florida Native Plant Society. It was designed and assembled by a group called the Outside Collaborative, which has an impressive roster of collaborators including the Florida Native Plant Society, University of Florida IFAS, Florida Department of State, and Florida Wildflower Foundation, among many others.

This book comes at a critical time, when many Florida residents face replanting all or part of their yards and gardens in the wake of Hurricane Ian. It’s more than just a plea to replant with native plants. It offers valuable information about saving water, keeping your soil healthy, minimizing use of pesticides, and saving money while doing all that. It includes plans for specific yard areas such as entertaining, activities, quiet areas.

We hope you will find it to be a useful guidebook. [DOWNLOAD HERE]

Native Plant and Ecology Publications

   >> Florida Native Plant Society Curated Collection

Native Plant and Ecology Webinars and Videos
Winter and Native Bees        Save Florida's Bormeliads Conservation Project
A Guide To The Little Things That Run the World       Lawn to Wildflowers
Native Plants For Florida Gardens        Landscaping For Wildlife 

More Native Plant and Ecology Webinars and Videos
Early Bloomers of Florida 
Old Growth Forests with Kate Borduas
Florida Native Gardening: Basics and Beyond

Staff Picks of Native Plant and Ecology Books (more to come!)


Florida Friendly Landscaping Guide to Plant Selection & Landscape Design Dave recommends:

Florida Friendly Landscaping 
Guide to Plant Selection & Landscape Design

 (Free PDF Download)
You can also pick up the free spiral-bound book at the UF/IFAS Sarasota office

Jane recommends:

Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida, 3rd Edition
Hardcover – August 14, 2011

by  Richard P. Wunderlin  (Author),  Bruce F. Hansen (Author)

Lois recommends:

Natural Florida Landscaping
Paperback, 110 pages --  April 1st 2007

by   Dan Walton, Laurel Schiller

Linda recommends:

Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard
Hardcover, 256 pages --  Feb 4, 2020

by Doug Tallamy

Anne recommends:

A Step-by-Step Guide to a Florida Native Yard
Paperback – Illustrated, March 27, 2018

by Ginny Stibolt & Marjorie Shropshire



Plants and Gardening in SW Florida (DOWNLOADS)


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