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New Rain Gardening Publication November 1, 2010

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HAPPY NOVEMBER! I recently posted a blog on the art of aquascaping. Now, I’d like to debut a brand new publication, hot off the presses — Rain Gardens: A Manual for Central Florida Residents. Click here for an online PDF version.

In-keeping with the principles and practices of Florida-Friendly Lanscaping™, this new rain garden manual walks you through the steps of identifying if a rain garden is right for you, where to put it, how to construct it, and what plants to use. The last few pages contain a suggested plant palette with color photos to help make the process a little easier.

Please let me know what you think about this manual. Dr. Gary Knox at the University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, FL, is currently working on a list of suggested rain garden plants for the entire state. So stay tuned… we’re just getting started!


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