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Writer and Speaker
Florida author Monica Brandies has written a fabulous guide to growing and using citrus fruit, Citrus: How to Grow and Use Citrus Fruits, Flowers, and Foliage. This new book is packed with color photos throughout and amazing notes on common and unusual forms of citrus fruits including pummelos, tangelos, blood oranges, limequats, lemons, limes, grapefruits, and many many kinds of oranges.
Look for Monica's lectures, book signings, and events which are lined up in many parts of the state.
She recently completed the popular second edition of Florida Gardening: The Newcomer's Survival Manual.
She has been gardening all her life, publishing since 1961, and raising their nine children since 1959. The youngest, with Down syndrome, is still living at home. Monica brings, sells, and signs books at speaking engagements.
She has spoken to church groups, plant societies, garden clubs, and other groups in five states with talks that combine inspiration, entertainment, and information.
Her articles appear weekly in the Brandon (Florida) News and are often seen in magazines such as Florida Gardening.
Adjusting to Florida Gardening
Gardening in Two Places, for Snowbirds
Landscaping with Tropicals Plants*
Growing and Using Herbs
Easy Flower Arranging
Color in the Garden
Cuttings Gardens: Growing and
Using Flowers for Bouquets
Florida Gardening in the Shade
Shade Gardening for Florida*
What to Plant Where: Lists Help
Propagating for Plentiful Plants
Xeriscaping with Native Plants
Here is Monica in her garden with Dr. Jo
on Fox TV in Tampa
telling how to use herbs to cut down on salt.
Monica also performs readings from her memoir, Bless You for the Gifts. For more information on her talks and fees, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org .