About the Author
Monica Brandies, who has been gardening all her life, is the author of many books and the co-author of several. Her articles often appear in Florida Gardening Magazine, and are featured weekly in the Brandon (Florida) News. She is a popular lecturer to garden clubs and groups. Her other books include Herbs and Spices for Florida Gardens, Xeriscaping for Florida Homes, A Cutting Garden for Florida, Shade Gardening for Florida, The Florida Gardener's Book of Lists, and Landscaping with Tropical Plants.