F is for “Florida Gardens Gone Wild” Book Review
Florida is full of fabulous flora and one of my favorite people, Lucy Beebe Tobias, has penned the book Florida Gardens Gone Wild celebrating the Sunshine State’s botanicals. It’s part travel guidebook for those looking to discover Florida botanical gardens, part resource guide for those living in Florida and needing some guidance in setting up their own garden, and part anthology as Lucy shares personal essays and reflections.
I’ve been a Florida resident for about 15 years, explored quite a bit of the Sunshine State and even worked for the state tourism office, yet after reading Florida Gardens Gone Wild, I learned about botanical gardens I was unaware of, which means I have some summer road trips planned.
Available in paperback and for the Kindle, images pop in the electronic version and it’s especially useful for the “Digging It” section. Located at the end of most chapters, this section has links and resources for additional information. Reading this on my iPad then clicking a link to learn more was pretty groovy. (OK, I realize this is how technology is these days but I still have to say that functionality is very nifty.)
About Lucy Beebe Tobias
Lucy is retired a columnist and reporter for the New York Times Regional Group, author of 50 Great Walks in Florida, served as VISIT FLORIDA’s Authentic Florida Expert and is always up for an adventure. (She was once a commercial fisherman! Be sure to check out her bio!) If you’re interested in learning more about Florida’s off-the-beaten-path attractions, subscribe to Saturday Mornings Magazine, her free monthly e-magazine delivered the first Saturday of the month.
Florida Gardens Gone Wild, by Lucy Beebe Tobias
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: CE Tobias Company (August 25, 2011)
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of Florida Gardens Gone Wild and although I’m friends with the author, this is my authentic opinion of the book.
This post is part of the 2012 Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Check back daily for a different letter!