To aid you with plant diagnostics:
EPA’s National Stormwater Calculator is Now Available to the Public, – it’s a desk top program that allows you to calculate the amount of rainwater & frequency of runoff based on soil, land use & historic rainfall events: http://www.epa.gov/nrmrl/wswrd/wq/models/swc/
A five acre nursery of tropical, clumping only bamboo plants.
(12 miles north of Gainesville, FL)
Gary Rich, Pinecrest (Miami), FL
(New Smyrna Beach, FL)
Incredible selection of 300 species!. A family owned farm, not in Florida,
but well worth ordering from via mail-order.
In 1993, a group of eight Naples residents founded the Garden with nothing more than the dream of creating a world-class botanical garden. In 2000, a gift from the Kapnick Family enabled the purchase of an extraordinary 170-acre site with seven different habitats just south of Old Naples. An existing strip mall and parking lot were transformed into a garden experience for the community.
Acres of gorgeous gardens, including an extensive palm collection, vine pergola, and garden/book shop.
There are Tram tours available and an annual Ramble/plant sale every November.
"The only garden of its kind in the United States...
Savor tropical and exotic fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs and nuts from
around the world."
Botanical gardens which host a variety of plant sales & workshops.
Monthly vegan potlucks & lectures.
Monthly meetings & lectures plus many outsoor activities.
Strong local environmental activism.
Information on how to help save this gentle giant from possible extinction. Founded by Sen. Graham & Jimmy Buffet.
Website to help protect sea turtles.
Jim Adamson lives in Dade County, and his buildings
are imaginative, well-built and environmentally-respectful.
University of Central Florida's center.
Good website for Florida-specific information
Non-profit CSA farm.
Dan & Cynthia Hemenway give permaculture design courses at their farm.
Small organic farm which uses only open-pollenated & heirllom organic seeds. Starters for your organic garden include many varieties of tomatoes & peppers.
Organic avocado and vegetable farm which proccesses a fine line of organic, un-cooked delicious food products. Organizers of the Coconut Grove Farmers Market.
Organic avocados & vegetables available through the internet or the Pinecrest Farmers Market (South Dade) in season.
A world hunger organization with a Christian background dedicated to feeding the hungry with edible plants suitable to different parts of the world. A good selection of potted plants & seeds as well as great demostration gardens.
A small nursery packed with some very rare fruit & nut tress
and other edible plants.
Sellers of over 90 varieties of potted & bare-root banana plants,
as well as lychee trees. Excellent customer service & advice.
Good selection of inexpensive potted fruit & nut trees.
Some very rare fruits, herbs, useful & ornamental plants.
Extensive nursery includes fruit trees, flowering trees, bamboo, etc.
Nice, broad selection of edible & ornamental plants.
Excellent color photos of tropical & sub-tropical bamboos suitable for south Florida gardens, plus mail-ordert sources, booklist, meetings, etc.
Collier Fruit Growers Council, Naples, Florida
The best source for information and help with growing rare fruits & nuts in South West Florida
The best source for help with growing rare fruits & nuts in Florida
Probhably the best rare fruit growing website in the world!
Certification of organic farms & other limited resources.
Quarterly plant sales featuring potted rare fruit plants at very reasonble prices---sold at their experiment station.
Meetings, lectures, outings, plant sales, etc.
Very well researched information on the current status of south Florida's native plants and how to re-establish.
Published 1987 By Julia F. Morton
Much of the information is still current, and this a must have reference book.