Gardening Resources

Gardening in Southwest Florida is different than most other places in the United States. Thankfully, there are many great resources to help new gardeners and experienced gardeners from other climates to adjust to our subtropical environment.

Websites

Lee County Extension Office
http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu Lawn and Garden Section
http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/gardenhome.shtml
The Terry Park office also houses a reference library of agriculture and horticulture items related to southwest Florida.

 

IFAS (Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences)
http://www.ifas.ufl.edu

 

 

 

Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Handbook (online pdf book)
http://fyn.ifas.ufl.edu/materials/FYN_Handbook_vSept09.pdf

Florida Friendly Landscaping
http://www.floridayards.org

Books

 

Local Sources of Information

Lee County Extension Office

Don’t forget – the Mina Edison Botancial Library is available at the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council, Inc. building for members to use as a reference source!