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"Most gardening books in this country, with an emphasis on more temperate climates, have nothing or little to say about Florida's unique conditions. Here is a book devoted solely to the Florida gardener. It includes chapters on basics, control techniques, specific plants, landscaping and garden calendars (geared to our seasons!). This book invites even the inexperienced to pick up a trowel and dig in."
--Tampa Tribune

"a primer for all Floridians who try to grow plants in the state's demanding conditions. It pays particular attention to gardeners whose landscapes are buffeted by stiff coastal breezes and salt spray." "It also points out the benefits of the nation's No. 1 hobby."
--Daytona Beach News-Journal

"There's not a more hostile environnemt to gardening than the seashore." "Florida Gardening By the Sea by Mary Jane McSwain (University Press of Florida, $24.95, hardcover) offers seaside residents hope for an attractive landscape."
--Orlando Sentinel

"There have been numerous books published about gardening in Florida. One of the best is Mary Jane McSwain's 'Florida Gardening By the Sea', which offers an abundance of useful information that anyone interested in gardening will welcome. Newcomers to the Sunshine State will find it particularly helpful."
--St. Augustine Record

"Florida Gardening by the Sea is not simply a how to book. It helps readers understand what they are doing and why."
--Bradenton Herald

"The best way to learn gardening is from someone who knows. McSwain, The News-Journal's garden writer, is a native Floridian who's been growing plants in Ormond Beach for years."
--Daytona Beach News-Journal

"Here is everything you need to know about gardeing: How to plant bulbs, select shrubs and trees, how to deal with a sandy soil, how to grow plants in condo living, mini gardens, wall plantings - and 16 pages of full color photographs. Wonderful!
--Tallahassee Democrat

"Considered one of Florida's favorite gardening authorities, McSwain . . . offers . . . pearls of wisdom."
--Jacksonville Magazine