PROVIDING UNUSUAL AND EXOTIC TROPICAL PLANTS TO THE PUBLIC AT REASONABLE PRICES
Click on the fish for our Site Map, which lists descriptions of every page on the web site, including many pages with color photographs of plants by type.
Last update of this web site: May 19, 2013
Zone Ten Nursery hours of business are:
Sundays only - from 1:00-5:00 PM
Tom & Linda White, Owners.
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Bienvenidos! Zone Ten Nursery is five acres of garden, plant nursery and tropical fruit trees in South Florida. It originated in the early 80's with our collection of rare and interesting plants gathered from tropical and subtropical areas around the world. We opened for business on February 1, 1993. The owners are full-time biologists but still find some time to propagate unusual tropical and sub-tropical plants. A fair number of these plants are available for sale to the public on Sunday afternoons. Our nursery was registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture in 1992 in order to make available to interested plant collectors a variety of exotic, hard to find and unusual tropical plants.
Sorry, we do not ship.
Our environment is more that of a botanical garden than of a conventional retail nursery and we are constantly adding new species to our landscape and to our nursery offerings. Everything is clearly labeled and priced, so you can browse through the container plants at your leisure as well as view many of these plants established in our gardens. It does take a little effort to get to our nursery, but we believe you will find the experience worthwhile.
We are currently propagating well over 100 species and varieties of plants - everything from Florida natives to flowering gingers and heliconias to rainforest trees. These plants are available to the general public at our nursery at very reasonable prices. We are an old-fashioned nursery with some new ideas. We hope you enjoy our web site. We have included a number of educational pages here along with the listings, descriptions and photographs of many of our tropical plants.
The Zone Ten web site is quite large, so please see our Navigation Page to access numerous other pages relating to specific types of plants with color photos and many other topics of interest. Shown and described are plants that we have from time to time. Species can come into and out of stock rapidly, so be sure to request a price list at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what is in current inventory.
If you are in the South Florida area, come by and see us. The Map Page tells you how to get here and lists the current business hours. Zone Ten is a retail nursery and sells to the general public. We are visited by plant lovers from all over the world. If you print out the map page, you should have no trouble finding us. If you don't...well, best of luck to you.
Quick Clicks on this Web Site:
|The Map Page||Plant List||Vines *||Trees *|
|Shrubs A-G*||Shrubs H-Z*||Things Panama|
|Florida Natives||Fruit, Spice, Food||Florida Color*||Contact Information|
|What's New?||Flowering Plants in Ground*||About Our Nursery*||Gift Certificates|
|The Webmaster's Corner||The Back Room||Book Reviews||Dividing Rhizomes*|
|Planting Rhizomes||Planting Trees, Shrubs||Guests Worldwide||Botanical Gardens|
The * indicates color photo galleries. These pages show plants we frequently carry but we may not have all of them all of the time. Our Excel plant list is the most reliable listing of plants available at any given time.
See the About Our Nursery page to find out more about our propagation areas, botanical gardens and tropical fruit groves in South Florida, where gardening is a year-round activity.
We are Nursery Professionals certified by the Florida Nurserymen & Growers Association.
Zone Ten Nursery accepts major credit cards, bank check cards and debit cards.
The Zone Ten web site was designed and written by Tom and Linda White.
Tom's two new books on his adventures in the western highlands of Panama are now available in print and as e-books for iPad. Also, he published a book of his artwork inspired by the forms of living things. As of June 14, 2012, all of these books are also available as e-books for the Apple iPad or iPhone which can be downloaded at very reasonable prices.
Here is the blurb for "A Panama Journal":
Tom White is a University of Florida biologist currently residing in deep south Florida. On May 5th, 2007, he left alone on a trip to the Republic of Panama in order to see for himself if that country might not be a good place for him and his wife Linda and various dogs and cats to retire. Were the people friendly? Was there infrastructure? Would anyone understand his newly acquired Spanish? And what about all those stories about Latin America? Myth or reality? Tom starts writing about his observations and, in the end, finds it difficult to stop.
Tom takes you on a day-by-day, sometimes minute-by-minute account of his journey to the western Panamanian highlands. He has read a lot of books and taken an on-line Spanish language course in preparation for this trip. He has maps. He buys a nice camera. He stocks up on pipe tobacco. He buys hiking boots more expensive than any shoes he has ever owned. Lightweight 'jungle' shirts are also purchased. Most of all, he has read reams of internet propaganda about how wonderful this area is for retirement.
His wife, Linda, finally tires of hearing him rabbit on endlessly about Panama and orders him to go and see for himself. And he has to do it alone, because she has to take care of the pets and their exotic tropical plant nursery in Miami.
An attractive leather-bound journal with cream-colored pages is purchased and Tom vows to take careful notes about his trip and to take many, many photographs. He actually manages to do this, and this book is the result. This book uses the original hand-written transcript. The mood is informal. The journal was painstakingly transcribed so that the rest of the family (Tom's elderly father in particular) could share in the experience. The 144 page text contains over 30,000 words and over 400 color photographs. Click here to preview the book.
If you interested in artwork inspired by living things, you might like to have a look at Tom's second book, "Biomorphs". Click here to preview.
There is now also a coffee-table book of large prints of photos taken on the trip which inspired the journal. It is called "Chiriqui - The Valley of the Moon". Click here to preview.
Clicking on the book covers will also get you to the preview.
This is a book of Tom's artwork inspired by livings things. The sort of thing you might expect from an old biology major.