Florida Gardening Month by Month Author:Nixon Smiley From Nixon Smiley, for many years the gardening editor of the Miami Herald, this gardening classic, newly revised and updated, is a step by step guide to the how, why, and when of successful Florida gardening. Mr. Smiley lays out the steps of becoming a topnotch Florida gardener with a month-by-month weather calendar, planting guide, and list of... more » garden chores, along with some basic rules on good gardening and landscaping, and tips on buying plants.
Newcomers to Florida will appreciate Nixon Smiley's explanation of the Florida growing seasons and why they're different in South Florida than almost everywhere else in the country.
The first edition of Florida Gardening Month by Month was published in 1957, followed by a revised and expanded edition in 1970. This new edition has been extensively revised with updated information on insecticides and other impotrtant topics.
Nixon Smiley's delightful book is a staple of the Florida gardener's bookshelf, and good reading January through December.« less