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Beautyberry Books

Beautyberry Books will be publishing literary criticism
as well as original poetry and nonfiction
related to Florida nature and native plants.
Announcing OUR FIRST BOOK:
Love Poems in Spanish and English:
 A Celebration of Marriage (2007)
by Diane and Richard Alvarez
Blueberry Rain: A Fable


American Beautyberry
A native plant for Florida and the Southeast


A three year old Red Cedar

Florida's natural areas from northern forests to sourthern tropics have beauty to emulate. We need to restore our yards to living ecosystems that support wildlife as well as meet our human needs for outdoor space. The Beautyberry represents the urgent need for the sustainibility of native plants.

Welcome to Beautyberry Books!

Beautyberry Books will be publishing literary criticism as well as original poems and nonfiction related to Florida nature and native plants. Our first book of poetry also provides our mission statement on its back cover: "We seek to honor God." This is the God of the Bible, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Dr. Alvarez has taught college classes in writing, grammar, literature, and literary criticism. She is currently writing a book on Nature Writers with a focus on Florida nature writing.
See the next page for our first book of Love Poems in Spanish and English. This book has some valuable ideas to help you prepare for a wedding or an anniversary celebration. It also offers encouragement for those in cross-cultural marriages. We also celebrate Spanish culture and the country of Chile.

The American beautyberry is a native shrub that grows freely all over the southeastern United States. It may take years to discover this beautiful plant because of constant mowing and concentration on non-native plants. Once one sees the beautiful show of flowers and later berries, the common response is "What is that?!" In the winter, beautyberry is nondescript, even mere stalks and a few small leaves; but when allowed to grow yearly, beautyberry decorates the landscape with beautiful foliage and flowers and feeds the wildlife with remarkable berries.

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For checks or money orders, send your order to:
P.O. Box 7339
Sun City, FL  33586
FL residents include sales tax from your county with your order, and your shipping is free. 
Other states require no sales tax.
SHIPPING & HANDLING = $1 first card, $0.20 each additional card, $2 each book
Beautyberry Books ships using USPS media mail or priority.

Florida residents must add sales tax from your county.

Card  #1
This is the artist's rendering of the Florida beautyberry. After the lilac flowers, the stems are covered with magenta berries that last through the fall.  
See the next page for other watercolor cards.


"Florida Beautyberry"
Blank Card
$2.95 each

Beautyberry Books

P.O. 7339

Sun City, Florida  33586