I thought my library of about 200 plant books was enough. Then my friend Cullen Walker (owner of Work a Holics Landscape Management, Naples) suggested I get this one. “Landscape Plants For South Florida” edited by Dr. George K. Rogers. It’s an excellent addition because:
1. It has 500 pages, almost every one with color photographs.
2. These are south Florida plants. Granted, they are from S.E. Florida but I have seen most of these in S.W. Florida. If I get excited about a new plant I read about I don’t have to go to Fiji to see one.
3. It is well written. Dr. Rogers explains how to pronounce the scientific names of thousands of plants, tells where the names come from, then suggests landscape uses.
Just when I thought the internet was going to replace books comes a valuable, tangible resource.
P.S. I love the smell of fresh ink.