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OCT/NOV 1995, Vol. 1, No. 1

AIR PLANTS EXTRAORDINAIRE ‑ Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota ‑ by Kathy Nelson
SOLVING THE MOONFLOWER MYSTERY ‑ Growing moonflowers ‑ by Monica Brandies
VEGETABLES IN FLORIDA ‑ by Alan Gouldthorp
SPECIAL DELIVERY ‑ Growing plants around your mailbox‑by Kim Warneke
A YARD FILLED WITH PINEAPPLES ‑ by Monica Brandies
PINEAPPLE DELIGHTS ‑ Recipes ‑ by Renee Shaw
GROWING HERBS IN FLORIDA ‑ by Brandon Brown
GET YOUR CUTTINGS FOR NOTHING AND YOUR PLANTS FOR FREE ‑ Starting plants from cuttings ‑ by Monica Brandies
GROWING A GARDEN FOR FUN...AND PROFIT? - Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

DEC/JAN 1996, Vol. 1, No. 2

THE GARDENS OF KEY WEST ‑ by Robert Haehle
INVITE HUMMINGBIRDS TO YOUR YARD ‑ by Becky Wern
SWEET POTATOES IN YOUR GARDEN ‑ by Franklin W. Martin
SWEET ALTERNATIVES ‑ Sweet potato recipes ‑ by Renee Shaw
PREPARING TROPICALS FOR WINTER ‑ by Jack Petit
CITRUS, A NATURAL FOR FLORIDA ‑ Some common questions answered ‑ by Robert Haehle
GROWING HERBS IN CONTAINERS ‑ by Brandon Brown
SUPERMAN, GREEN LANTERN...BOTANY MAN ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

FEB/MAR 1996, Vol. 1, No. 3

MOUNTS BOTANICAL GARDEN ‑ In West Palm Beach ‑ by Monica Brandies
BUTTERFLY GARDENING, FLORIDA STYLE ‑ by Bette Smith
AZALEAS, QUEEN OF FLOWERING SHRUBS ‑ by Alan Gouldthorp
TERRIFIC TREES FOR FLORIDA GARDENS ‑ by Kim Warneke
THE SPRING VEGETABLE GARDEN ‑ by Tom Carey
YES, YOU CAN GROW PERENNIALS ‑ by Kim Warneke
WARM FOOD FOR COLD DAYS ‑ Recipes for greens ‑ by Renee Shaw
NEMATODES, THE INVISIBLE ENEMY ‑ by Becky Wern
THE CARAMBOLA ‑ by Gene Joyner
YOU' IN A HEAP UH TROUBLE, BOY! ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

APR/MAY 1996, Vol. 1, No. 4

DAYLILIES: A KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLOR ‑ by Fred Fallman
FLOWERS ON YOUR PLATE ‑ Edible flower recipes ‑ by Renee Shaw
FLORIDA CACTUS, INC. ‑ A visit to a cactus nursery ‑ by Joanne Kash
GROWING HERBS THE FLORIDA WAY ‑ by Monica Brandies
PAPAYAS, THE BEST OF TROPICAL FRUIT ‑ by Johnny Papaya Burns
USING COMPOST IN YOUR GARDEN ‑ by Gene Joyner
OLD GARDEN ROSES, PERFECTLY ADAPTED TO FLORIDA ‑ by Robert Haehle
WHAT'S NEW FOR 1996 ‑ A report from TPIE ‑ by Robert Haehle
IS THE PLURAL OF ASPARAGUS ASPARAGUSES OR ASPARAGI? ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

JUN/JUL 1996, Vol. 1, No. 5

NEEM ‑ How to grow and use ‑ by Victoria N. Parsons
THE FERN GARDEN AT HISTORIC SPANISH POINT ‑ Near Sarasota ‑ by Joe Freitus
SUMMER IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN ‑ by Tom Carey
FLORIDA'S SEMINOLE PUMPKIN ‑ by Paula Z. Smith
4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS ‑ Recipes ‑ by Renee Shaw
THE JABOTICABA ‑ Grow a tropical "grape" ‑ by Gene Joyner
SMART LIVING IN A POISONOUS WORLD ‑ Plants that cause health problems ‑ by Becky Wern
PROBLEM PLANTS ‑ Other problems Florida plants may cause ‑ by Robert Haehle
THE PLANT SITTER FROM HELL ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

AUG/SEP 1996, Vol. 1, No. 6

WATER MUSIC IN YOUR GARDEN ‑ Fountains ‑ by Donna S. Fernandez
ROGER HAMMER: NATURALIST ‑ A profile ‑ by Kitty Morgan
THE LEGACIES OF FLORIDA'S STATE GARDENS ‑ Washington Oaks and Eden ‑ by Pam Traas
LET'S GROW A SPONGE ‑ Luffa ‑ by James L.Wiggins
THE DELECTABLE MANGO ‑ by Gene Joyner
OF HEDGEHOGS AND MANGOS ‑ Recipes ‑ by Renee Shaw
WEATHER OR NOT ‑ Florida's gardening climate ‑ by Becky Wern
SALT TOLERANT PLANTS FOR FLORIDA LANDSCAPES ‑ by Bette Smith
HAVE YOU SHARED KARMA WITH YOUR ARTHROPODS TODAY? - Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

OCT/NOV 1996, Vol. 2, No. 1

UNDERGROUND TREASURES ‑ Agapanthus, crinums, achimenes, zephyranthes ‑ by Becky Wern
PALMS BY THE BAY: THE GIZELLA KOPSICK PALM ARBORETUM ‑ In St. Petersburg ‑ by Kyle N. Campbell
FLORIDA'S FALL ‑ Native plants for fall color in Florida ‑ by Pam F. Traas
FAVORITE FLOWERING SHRUBS ‑ by Monica Brandies
SALADS FROM THE FLORIDA GARDEN ‑ Cool season vegetables ‑ by Tom Carey
FRUIT FOR THE TABLE, FRUIT FOR THE FUTURE ‑ Paul Zmodas fruit trees ‑ by Monica Brandies
THE AMAZING MIRACLE FRUIT ‑ by Bob Heath
HOLIDAY SPIRITS ‑ Recipes for fruit and herb liqueurs, oils, and vinegars ‑ by Renee Shaw
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

DEC/JAN 1997, Vol. 2, No. 2

'TWAS THE BLIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter
KEY WEST GARDEN CLUB ‑ by Barbara Bowers
A FLORIDA GARDENER AND HIS EDIBLE LAWN ‑ Habanero peppers ‑ by Joanne Kash
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE HERBS ‑ by Monica Brandies
NUTS ABOUT LYCHEES ‑ by Gene Joyner
CITRUS VARIETIES FOR FLORIDA GARDENS ‑ by Dr. Malcolm M. Manners
WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS ‑ Lemon recipes ‑ by Renee Shaw
PALM TALK: GETTING TO KNOW PALMS ‑ An introduction ‑ by Jim Reinert
THE INCREDIBLE, EDIBLE WINGED BEAN ‑ by Paula Z. Smith
A VISIT WITH THE QUEEN OF GREEN ‑ Organic gardening & how to make a worm box ‑ by Gina Sousa

FEB/MAR 1997, Vol. 2, No. 3

A LEGACY OF TERRA COTTA POTS ‑ Growing in clay pots ‑ by Donna S. Fernandez
FLORIDA'S STATE GARDENS, PART II ‑ Ravine and Alfred B. Maclay ‑ by Pam Traas
FLORIDA FRIENDLY ANNUALS ‑ by Mark Browne
GROWING CITRUS IN FLORIDA ‑ by Dr. Malcolm M. Manners
THE AVOCADO ‑ by Gene Joyner
BASIL, FRESH FROM THE GARDEN ‑ Recipes ‑ by Renee Shaw
HOW THE PROS GROW ‑ Tips for starting seedlings ‑ by Victoria N. Parsons
A LIVING TROPICAL RAINBOW ‑ Home gardening in south Florida ‑ by Dolores Nordin
WELCOME, NORTHERN GARDENERS. DID YOU BRING MONEY? - Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

APR/MAY 1997, Vol. 2, No. 4

THE EXOTIC PLUMERIA NURSERY ‑ by Monica Brandies
PALM TALK: COMMON LANDSCAPE PALMS OF THE FLORIDA KEYS ‑ by Jim Reinert
AN ENGLISH GARDEN, FLORIDA STYLE ‑ by Tom Hewitt
THE GREAT MULBERRY CONTROVERSY ‑ Growing mulberries ‑ by Sandy Huff
THE BETTER BERRY ‑ Recipes for mulberries ‑ by Renee Shaw
FLORIDA GARDENERS PLAY KEY ROLE IN CONTROLLING WATER POLLUTION ‑ by Victoria N. Parsons
XERISCAPELAND ‑ THE NEW FRONTIER ‑ The demonstration garden at Pinellas Technical Ed Center ‑ by Barbara C. Marquis
THE FERN CAPITAL OF THE WORLD: PIERSON, FLORIDA ‑ by Joanne Kash
MOVE OVER, CALVIN KLEIN ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

JUN/JUL 1997, Vol. 2, No. 5

BUTTERFLY WORLD ‑ In Fort Lauderdale ‑ by Joanne Kash
CONTAIN YOUR ENTHUSIASM ‑ Growing in containers ‑ by James L. Wiggins
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF GINGERS ‑ by Larry Shatzer
GO BANANAS, NATURALLY ‑ Banana culture and varieties ‑ by Johnny Papaya Burns
DAY‑O, DAY‑O ‑ Banana recipes ‑ by Renee Shaw
CHAYOTE: A SUBTROPICAL VEGETABLE DELIGHT ‑ by Paula Z. Smith
FLORIDA GARDENERS SALUTE LEWIS AND BETTY MAXWELL ‑ by Monica Brandies
ADD A POND TO YOUR FLORIDA GARDEN ‑ The basics ‑ by Lynne Smith Feyk
HOW TO GROW A GARDEN ROOM ‑ Transform your front yard ‑ by Elizabeth Lee
I THINK I'LL TRY FAMOUS GARDENERS" FOR 300, ALEX ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

AUG/SEP 1997, Vol. 2, No. 6

IN PRAISE OF BROMELIADS ‑ by Sandy Huff
SUMMERTIME SHOWOFFS ‑ Hibiscus, oleander, monstera deliciosa ‑ by Kitty Z. Carson
HARRY P. LEU GARDENS ‑ In Orlando ‑ by Steve Clinton
BRUNFELSIA CESTROIDES ‑ A rare, new flowering shrub ‑ by Steve Howe
HERBS FOR COLOR ‑ by Tom Hewitt
PEAS FROM TREES ‑ Pigeon peas ‑ by Paula Z. Smith
COOL TASTES FOR SUMMER ‑ Avocado and cucumber recipes ‑ by Renee Shaw
TRICKS OF THE TRADE ‑ Advice from a landscaper ‑ by Bill Halkin
I CAN BRING HOME THE VEGGIES...FRY EM UP IN A PAN ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

OCT/NOV 1997, Vol. 3, No. 1

COCONUT PALMS FOR THE FLORIDA GARDEN ‑ by David H. Romney
STRAWBERRIES! STRAWBERRIES! ‑ by Sandy Huff
XERISCAPING ‑ by Monica Brandies
THE SEASON OF IMPATIENS ‑ An expensive hussy ‑ by Robert Haehle
SUMIBOGA ‑ Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens in Port Orange ‑ by Joanne Kash
KING COLE ‑ The cole family of vegetables ‑ by Paula Z. Smith
BEAUTIFUL SOUP ‑ Recipes ‑ by Renee Shaw
BEWITCHING BULBS FOR FLORIDA GARDENS ‑ Anemones, acidanthera, bletilla, dietes, moraea, & hymenocallis ‑ by Becky Wern
YES, YOU CAN GROW AZALEAS DOWN HERE ‑ In West Palm Beach ‑ by Tom Hewitt
SUMMER'S OVER AND IT'S DEAD...AGAIN ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

DEC/JAN 1998, Vol. 3, No. 2

BOK TOWER GARDENS ‑ In Lake Wales ‑ by Donna S. Fernandez
THE BUTTERFLY LADY ‑ A conversation with Anne Kilmer ‑ by Tom Hewitt
NO SUCH THING AS A BAD SOIL ‑ Florida native plant landscaping ‑ by Ann F. Nord and Betsy G. Davis
THE ADAPTABLE AND DELIGHTFUL LOQUAT ‑ by Gene Joyner
ORANGES AND TANGERINES SAY CHRISTMAS ‑ Recipes ‑ by Renee Shaw
GLORIOUS FLOWERING TREES TRANSFORM A NEIGHBORHOOD ‑ Robert Haehle
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MICROCLIMATES ‑ by Monica Brandies
THE COLOR OF WHITE ‑ Using white in landscapes ‑ by Tom Hewitt
YOUR 1998 HORTISCOPE ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

FEB/MAR 1998, Vol. 3, No. 3

HEATHCOTE BOTANICAL GARDENS ‑ In Fort Pierce ‑ by Sandra Scarpa
LANDSCAPING WITH ORCHIDS ‑ by Steve Howe
PALM TALK ‑ Palms for north and central Florida ‑ by Jim Reinert
A CENTRAL FLORIDA VEGETABLE GARDEN ‑ Spring planting ‑ by Chris Stepha
n LETTUCE ENTERTAIN YOU ‑ Salad recipes ‑ by Renee Shaw
FROM JUST ONE SEED ‑ Marigolds ‑ by Woody Holzworth
SUBTROPICAL LANDSCAPING ‑ by Mary Misitis
JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES ‑ by Robert T. Heath
GARDENERS TO THE STARS ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

APR/MAY 1998, Vol. 3, No. 4

HEIRLOOM TOMATOES FOR FLORIDA ‑ by Monica Brandies
FRAGRANT AND LOVELY GARDENIAS ‑ by Robert Haehle
BOMBS AWAY! ‑ Native plants at the Avon Park Air Force Range ‑ by Nanette Holland
THE MAGIC OF POTS ‑ Container gardening ‑ by Tom Hewitt
'MATERS ‑ Tomato recipes ‑ by Renee Shaw
KANAPAHA BOTANICAL GARDENS ‑ In Gainesville ‑ by Monica Brandies
LEAPING LIZARDS! IT'S AN ANOLE ‑ by Sandra Scarpa
IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE, IT'S...SUPERVINE! ‑ Dutchman pipe vines ‑ by Josie Willis
WHAT'S NEW FOR 1998 ‑ At TPIE ‑ by Robert Haehle
FROM MY LOYAL READERS ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

JUN/JUL 1998, Vol. 3, No. 5

BONSAI MYTHS, BONSAI MAGIC ‑ With common Florida plants ‑ by Mary C. Miller
MIAMI'S TROPICAL PARADISE ‑ Fairchild Tropical Garden ‑ by Donna S. Fernandez
THE GARDEN GATE ‑ In the Florida landscape ‑ by Tom Hewitt
TRANSFORM YOUR YARD INTO A HABITAT ‑ by Nanette Holland
THE LONGAN ‑ by Gene Joyner
DELAYED GRATIFICATION ‑ Recipes for frozen treats ‑ by Renee Shaw
MOSQUITOES ‑ by Sandra Scarpa
LOOK OUT BELOW! ‑Things that fall from trees ‑ by Monica Brandies
SPRAY IT AGAIN, MA'AM ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

AUG/SEP 1998, Vol. 3, No. 6

ANNONA: TROPICAL CUSTARD CONFECTION ‑ by Paula Z. Smith
AN EXCEPTIONAL HERB GARDEN ‑ At Pinellas County Cooperative Extension Service ‑ by Monica Brandies
EXTRAORDINARY HERBS ‑ Not the usual Florida herbs ‑ by Monica Brandies
IN PRAISE OF DEAD‑HEADING ‑ by Tom Hewitt
WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH ‑ Blueberry recipes ‑ by Renee Shaw
ONIONS X 3: MULTIPLIERS ‑ by Woody Holzworth
IMPORTED FIRE ANTS: BAD NEWS NEIGHBORS ‑ by Sandra Scarpa
GARDENING ON THE DRY SIDE ‑ Xeriscaping ‑ by Gina Sousa
LAWN FLAMINGOS ARE BACK IN THE PINK ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

OCT/NOV 1998, Vol. 4, No. 1

WINTER PROTECTION FOR TROPICALS ‑ by Larry Shatzer
ELEPHANT EARS IN YOUR GARDEN? ‑ by Donna S. Fernandez
PETER'S TROPICAL PALM GARDEN ‑ In Key West ‑ by Barbara Bowers
VERSATILE CONFEDERATE JASMINE ‑ by Tom Hewitt
BAT BEAUTY ‑ by Sandra Scarpa
TABLETOP TOPIARY ‑ by Sandy Huff
A GOOD CRY ‑ Onion recipes ‑ by Renee Shaw
RIIIING, RIIIING...‑ Using Florida's universities and colleges as gardening resources ‑ by Christina DiMartino
WAITER ‑ THERE'S A FLY IN MY ORANGE! ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

DEC/JAN 1999, Vol. 4, No. 2

ROSE APPLE ‑ THE ROMANTIC FRUIT ‑ by Sandy Huff
A KEYS GARDEN OF TREES ‑ A tropical hardwood hammock ‑ by Barbara Bowers
GROWING AMERICA'S GREAT SPICES ‑ Allspice, chocolate, vanilla, and chile peppers ‑ by Hank Bruce
ROSEMARY'S GARDENS ‑ English style gardens in West Palm Beach ‑ by Tom Hewitt
PALM TALK: CHAMAEDOREA PALMS ‑ by Jim Reinert
NATURE'S LITTLE TANK ‑ The armadillo ‑ by Sandra Scarpa
FEASTING, FLORIDA STYLE ‑ Holiday recipes ‑ by Renee Shaw
THE PLANT BREEDER ‑ Behind the scenes of the tropical foliage industry ‑ by Barbara Krafka
IT'S ALL GRASS ROOTS! ‑ Florida's garden clubs ‑ by Donna S. Fernandez
CRAZY CATS ‑ Catnip ‑ by Monica Brandies
DISASTER GARDENING ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

FEB/MAR 1999, Vol. 4, No. 3

MCKEE BOTANICAL GARDEN: DISCOVER THE SECRET ‑ In Vero Beach ‑ by Sandra Scarpa
GARDENING DIVA TALKS ABOUT FLORIDA CHALLENGES ‑ C.Z. Guest ‑ by Christina DiMartino
VEGETABLES ON A HIGHER PLANE ‑ Raised beds and square foot gardening ‑ by Margaret J.Basile
MAKE YOUR OWN SPIRAL TOPIARY ‑ by Sandy Huff
SINGERS IN THE DARK: FROGS AND TOADS ‑ by Sandra Scarpa
GROWING SUGARCANE FOR FOOD AND FUN, NATURALLY ‑ by Johnny Papaya Burn
USING SHRUBS IN THE BORDER ‑ by Tom Hewitt
LEAVING YOUR GARDEN: THOUGHTS FOR SNOWBIRDS AND OTHER FOOTLOOSE GARDENERS ‑ by Monica Brandies
DRESSED TO TILL ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

APR/MAY 1999, Vol. 4, No. 4

A RAINFOREST CLOSE TO HOME ‑ The Marathon Garden Club's rainforest garden ‑ by Richard P. Brown
WHO NEEDS TULIPS? MORE GREAT BULBS FOR FLORIDA ‑ Cannas, lilies, oxalis, and Louisiana iris ‑ by Becky Wern
A WINNING INVESTMENT ‑ An ordinary yard tranformed into a tropical paradise ‑ by Tom Hewitt
HOW TO AVOID THE GREAT PLANT HEAVEN IN THE SKY ‑ Tips for happy plants ‑ by Dolores Nordin
GETTING TO THE ROOT OF YOUR PROBLEMS ‑ Why mycorrhizal inoculants are all the rage ‑ by Margaret Basile
UN‑RIPE FOR THE PICKING ‑ Recipes for green tomatoes ‑ by Renee Shaw
GROWING BEGONIAS IN FLORIDA ‑ An introduction to these exotic beauties ‑ by Greg Sytch
BEES IN YOUR BONNET? YOU SHOULD HOPE SO! ‑ Bee benefits ‑ by Christina DiMartino
WRITING IN CIRCLES ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

JUN/JUL 1999, Vol. 4, No. 5

ORGANIC ROSES IN FLORIDA ‑ Learn the secrets to success ‑ by Gerri Bauer
"LA MAISON FLEURIE" ‑ A private tropical garden in Jensen Beach ‑ by Karinluise Calasant
PROUD TO BE A PLECTRANTHUS ‑ Tropical oregano and its relatives ‑ by Bobbie Blythe
GOPHERS, MOLES, AND MYSTERIOUS HOLES ‑ Why your yard is caving in and what to do about it - by Sandra Scarpa
A HEDGE TO REMEMBER ‑ Using rosemary in the landscape and kitchen ‑ by Renee Shaw
FIRST CLASS MAKE‑OVER ‑ A Xeriscape really delivers for the post office ‑ by Tom Hewitt
WHAT'S NEW FOR 1999 ‑ Exciting introductions from TPIE ‑ by Robert Haehle
ROOT MEALYBUGS? MORE COMMON THAN YOU MAY THINK ‑ Prevention is the best treatment - by Mary C. Miller
WATER GARDENS: A PERFECT SUMMERTIME PROJECT ‑ Add a cooling touch to your landscape - by Monica Brandies
ODE TO THE LOWLY EARTHWORM ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

AUG/SEP 1999, Vol. 4, No. 6

A PASSION FOR BUTTERFLIES ‑ Enjoying and conserving nature's jewels ‑ by Josie Willis
LOVE AMONGST THE BLOOMS ‑ A garden wedding in south Florida ‑ by Dolores Nordin
HENRY NEHRLING ‑ KING OF THE CALADIUM ‑ An important and colorful part of Florida's heritage ‑ by Joanne Kash
SEATING IN THE GARDEN ‑ A bench can be the perfect touch ‑ by Tom Hewitt
CONTAINER VEGETABLE GARDENING ‑ Raising fresh vegetables, herbs, and environmental issues ‑ by Lynne Smith Feyk
RAVISHING RANGOON CREEPER ‑ A magnificent vine for your Florida landscape ‑ by Greg Sytch
ALPHABET SOUP ‑ Cold creamed soups for summer ‑ by Renee Shaw
ANNUAL CHOICES FOR COOL FLORIDA WEATHER ‑ It's time to start thinking about your fall, winter, and springtime flower gardens ‑ by Christina DiMartino
MOLDING A NEW AVOCATION ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Cater

OCT/NOV 1999, Vol. 5, No. 1

WINTER FLOWERING SHRUBS ‑ by Robert Haehle
LAKE COUNTY'S DISCOVERY GARDENS ‑ A great place to visit ‑ by Diana Graeber
THE EVENING HERB SOCIETY ‑ Growing herbs for fun and profit ‑ by Christina DiMartino
GROWING POTATOES IN SOUTH FLORIDA ‑ Tricky, but not impossible ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
SPUDS ‑ Potato particulars and simply "smashing" recipes ‑ by Renee Shaw
PALM TALK: APRES GEORGES ‑ When Hurricane Georges struck the Keys, the results weren't pretty ‑ by Jim Reinert
MONK PARAKEETS: WELCOME VISITORS OR UNINVITED GUESTS? ‑ by Dolores Nordin
DO YOU NEED PROFESSIONAL HELP? ‑ The highs and lows of tree trimming ‑ by Monica Brandies
MOSQUITO MACHISMO ‑ Humor‑ by Jay D. Carter

DEC/JAN 2000, Vol. 5, No. 2

A TOUCH OF JAPAN IN THE SUBTROPICS ‑ The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens ‑ by Christina DiMartino
THE INCREDIBLE, EDIBLE HEDGE ‑ Surinam cherries for landscaping and eating ‑ by Sandy Huff
A FLORIDA CAMELLIA CHAMPION ‑ Growing and showing this winter-blooming beauty ‑ by Monica Brandies
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF CITRUS FRUITS ‑ Florida's own delicious claim to fame ‑ by Frederick B. Essig
GARDENS FROM THE SEA ‑ Exciting, exotic bromeliads ‑ by Dolores Nordin
AULD LANG SYNE ‑ New Year's resolutions and recipes ‑ by Renee Shaw
ZERO‑LOT‑LINE HEAVEN ‑ Creative ideas for landscaping small or restricted lots ‑ by Christina DiMartino
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY ‑ Hydrosmes: Odd looking and stinky! ‑ by Josie Willis
SWEET SUCCULENT SUCCESS? ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

FEB/MAR 2000, Vol. 5, No. 3

FERNS ARE NOT LIKE FLOWERS ‑ Fascinating foliage plants cool gardens ‑ by Monica Brandies
THIRD STREET POET ‑ Naples shopping district is a botanical garden ‑ by Jane Thompson
SUBSTITUTE PLANTS ‑ Some plants that mimic our northern favorites ‑ by Tom Hewitt
JICAMA ‑ An uncommon subtropical vegetable that deserves to be more popular ‑ by Paula Z. Smith
A GREAT GULF COAST GARDEN ‑ Turning a sick lawn into a paradise in Santa Rosa County ‑ by Beth Jordan
THE HARBINGER OF SPRING ‑ Florida pileated woodpecker ‑ by Joanne Kash
A PLANT SELECTION GUIDE FOR LAZY GARDENERS ‑ Low maintenance, drought tolerant plants ‑ by Dolores Nordin
A LATE WINTER HARVEST OF BEETS AND CARROTS ‑ Recipes ‑ by Renee Shaw
LESSONS TO GARDEN BY ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

APR/MAY 2000, Vol. 5, No. 4

MOONLIGHT GARDENS ‑ When the sun goes down, the magic begins ‑ by Gerri Bauer
FLORIDA CRANBERRY ‑ Plant some now for a holiday harvest ‑ by Robert T. Heath
HANGING YOUR GARDEN ‑ Landscaping with orchids ‑ it's only natural ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
SEDUCTIVE PLANTS CAN BE SINISTER ‑ When good plants go bad ‑ by Monica Brandies
IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD ‑ A peaceful spot in Sarasota ‑ by Madonna Dries Christensen
FLORIDA'S SECRET JEWELS ‑ Who ever heard of clematis in Florida? ‑ by Frederick B. Essig
WHAT'S NEW FOR 2000 ‑ Great new offerings from TPIE ‑ by Robert Haehle
PLANT THE SEEDS OF LEARNING ‑ School gardens help kids grow ‑ by Becky Wern
"ORANGE" YOU THANKFUL FOR CITRUS ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

JUN/JUL 2000, Vol. 5, No. 5

SKY GARDENS ‑ A perfect excuse to go around with your head in the clouds ‑ by Jim Wiggins
THE MEDITATION GARDENS OF PALM BEACH ‑ by Christina DiMartino
BARBADOS CHERRY ‑ Grow this tropical fruit for your health's sake ‑ by Paula Z. Smith
USING GARDEN ORNAMENTS ‑ Enhance your enjoyment of your garden ‑ by Tom Hewitt
FLORIDA'S SOUTH AFRICAN ROOTS ‑ Discover the spectacular homeland of many familiar friends ‑ by Frederick B. Essig
SPICE UP YOUR LIFE ‑ Growing and using edible ginger ‑ by Renee Shaw
SENSUOUS GARDENING ‑ Create a garden that excites every part of you ‑ by Dolores Nordin
A CURE FOR EXTINCTION? ‑Will science come to the rescue in time? ‑by Mark Browne
A STROLL THROUGH HORTICULTURAL ACADEMIA ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

AUG/SEP 2000, Vol. 5, No. 6

MERRTTT ISLAND MANGOS ‑ They grow in the most surprising place ‑ by David Reid
THE ANN NORTON SCULPTURE GARDENS ‑ A mystical, magical retreat in West Palm Beach ‑ by Tom Hewitt
BOUGAINVILLEAS ‑ The perfect plant to jazz up your Florida landscape ‑ by Greg Sytch
HARVESTING IN FLORIDA'S SUMMER HEAT ‑ Florida's wild areas still offer some tasty treats ‑ by Jim Wiggins
MAKING THE MOST OF GLOBAL WARMING ‑ Recipes using tropicals ‑ by Renee Shaw
A PASSION FOR HER WORK ‑ Leeann Connelly of Tropical Pond and Garden ‑ by Monica Brandies
HIGH PERFORMANCE PERENNIALS ‑ by Marie Harrison
RABBITS CAN BE A GARDENER'S BEST FRIEND ‑ A unique perspective ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
VARIETY IS THE VICE OF LIFE ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

OCT/NOV 2000, Vol. 6, No. 1

HEART OF THE REDLANDS ‑ Homestead's Fruit and Spice Park ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
WINDOW BOXES IN FLORIDA ‑ The choices are spectacular ‑ by Tom Hewitt
A SHADE MORE PLEASANT ‑ Shade gardening in the Sunshine State ‑ by Monica Brandies
THE GOOD CORN ‑ Pushing the limits of corn growing in south Florida ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
CORN AS HIGH AS AN ELEPHANTS...KNEES ‑ Delicious corn recipes ‑ by Renee Shaw
JOHNNY "PAPAYA" BURNS: GARDENING FOR LIFE ‑ Sarasota's celebrated gardener ‑ by Andye Healy
THE DESIRABLE WEED ‑ Let porterweed add its charm to your garden ‑ by Dodie Ulery
ON LOCATION WITH THE VICTORY GARDEN ‑ Key West's private gardens go public ‑ by Barbara Bowers
IF IT MOVES, WHY NOT FEED IT? ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

DEC/JAN 2001, Vol. 6, No. 2

FLORIDA GARDEN GREAT...SALVIA ‑ Beauty, reliability, ease of culture, variety ‑by Kim Warneke
DECORATING FOR THE HOLIDAYS...NATURALLY ‑ by Tom Hewitt
CROSS CREEK GARDENING ‑ Step back in time in this historic garden ‑ by Joanne Kash
MURLINE LYDON: PLANT COLLECTOR EXTRAORDINAIRE ‑ by Monica Brandies
DECEMBER'S HERBS ‑ A novice herb gardener learns the ropes ‑ by Merry Ann Haberkorn
KROME‑STYLE COOKIN': THE PORTABLE HARVEST ‑ A wintertime bounty ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
A RARE SIGHTING ‑ Blooming monkey flower trees ‑ by Harvey Glen Ivie
OLD‑FASHIONED TURK'S CAP ‑ It deserves a second look ‑ by Frederick B. Essig
RYE ANXIETY ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

FEB/MAR 2001, Vol. 6, No. 3

GENE JOYNER'S UNBELIEVABLE ACRES ‑ A private paradise in West Palm Beach ‑ by Tom Hewitt
THE SECRET TO GREAT CALLA LILIES ‑ Learn how to grow them ‑ by Frederick Essig
THE PLUM OF THE TROPICS ‑ Spondius fruits with future possibilities ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
FLOWERS IN THE MIST ‑ An easy-to-install, inexpensive misting system for gardens ‑ Dolores Nordin
MOTHER EARTH DELIVERS! THE BACKYARD VEGETABLE GARDEN ‑ Organically-grown veggies ‑ by Gina Sousa
IGNORANCE IS BLISS ‑ Asparagus recipes ‑ Renee Shaw
THE IMMIGRANT QUEEN ‑ Coral vine ‑ by Dodie Ulery
SELECT TREES ‑ Choose the perfect one for your landscape ‑ by Monica Brandies
THERE'S NEVER AN ANTEATER AROUND WHEN YOU NEED ONE ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

APR/MAY 2001, Vol. 6, No. 4

DON'T THROW AWAY THOSE LILIES! ‑ Good news for Easter-lily lovers ‑ by Frederick B. Essig
MASTER OF THE BREAKERS ‑ The man behind the world‑renowned Palm Beach gardens ‑ by Tom Hewitt
EXTRAORDINARY EGGPLANT ‑ Exotic colors, custom shapes, mild flavor ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
BAGGIE PLANTS ‑ Rooting plants can be transparently easy ‑ by Jim Wiggins
PRACTICALLY BEAUTIFUL ‑ Creating a beautiful landscape without all the work ‑ by Robert Haehle
MINT TRADITION ‑ A sublime use for a common garden herb ‑ by Renee Shaw
MOCKINGBIRD MEMORIES ‑ Enjoy the antics of Florida's state bird ‑ by Sandra Scarpa
THE MALAY APPLE AND ITS RELATIVES ‑ Exceptional tropical fruits ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
SNEAKY LITTLE DEVILS ‑ Don't put anything past these weeds ‑ by Joe Dunlap
THE PHYSICS OF GARDENING ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

JUN/JUL 2001, Vol. 6, No. 5

HUMMINGBIRD HOSPITALITY ‑ Happiness is a visit from these marvels ‑ by Marie Harrison
UNDER THE WINGS OF GARUDA ‑ David Fairchild's legacy at The Kampong ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
GOLDEN BLOSSOMS, WINGS, AND WORMS ‑ Cassias ‑ by Sandy Huff
HOW I FELL INTO THE POND ‑ A personal journey into water gardening ‑ by Andye Healy
SUMMER DORMANCY ‑ Permission to loaf ‑ by Monica Brandies
GRAPE CRUSH ‑ Too much of a good thing ‑ by Renee Shaw
WHAT'S NEW FOR 2001 ‑ New and improved plants ‑ by Robert Haehle
BACKYARD CRITTERS ‑ Invite your neighbors over for a homegrown feast ‑ by Dolores Nordin
HEATHCOTE HERBS ‑ Sharing fun, flavor, and fragrance ‑ by Cathy Browning
IT'S PARSLEY OFFICER ‑ REALLY! ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

AUG/SEP 2001, Vol. 6, No. 6

FLAMINGO GARDENS: A LIVING MUSEUM ‑ An urban oasis where Florida's history comes alive ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
GARDENING AT WATER'S EDGE ‑ Methods and plants to help you deal with salt ‑ by Marie Harrison
LOVELY TO LOOK AT ‑ A spectacular bromeliad (Quesnelia testudo) ‑ by Frederick B. Essig
ACHIEVING BALANCE ‑ Water gardening tips from the pros ‑ by Christina DiMartino
PLANTING FOR PRIVACY ‑ Create a retreat from the demands of modern life ‑ by Monica Brandies
GLORIOUS GARLIC ‑ Can Florida contribute to the world's supply after all? ‑ by Renee Shaw
FLOWERS FOR THE DOG DAYS ‑ When all else fails... ‑ by Marie Harrison
TROPICAL FRUIT TREES FROM SEED ‑ Roots and shoots ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
CHINA'S FRAGRANT BEAUTY ‑ A flowering tree to delight the senses ‑ by Bette Smith
TO DREAM OR NOT TO DREAM ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

OCT/NOV 2001, Vol. 7, No. 1

HEIRLOOM FLORIDA GARDENING ‑ Our horticultural history is rich, but elusive ‑ by Gerri Bauer
ORCHID FEVER ‑ Growing these exotic beauties may be easier than you think ‑ by Gina Sousa
FLORIDA CONIFERS ‑ Pines of all shapes and sizes flourish in Florida landscapes ‑ Tom Hewitt
RETHINKING SANSEVIERIAS ‑ Not your old mother‑in‑law's tongue ‑ by Mark Browne
THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI PALMETUM: PLANTING FOR POSTERITY ‑ An amazing collection of palms ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
TEN EASY WAYS TO USE HERBs ‑ by Monica Brandies
WHY NOT CAMELOT? ‑ In an imperfect world, great tomatoes offer some consolation ‑ by Renee Shaw
REAL SAP IN THE FACE ‑ Humor ‑ Jay D. Carter

DEC/JAN 2002, Vol. 7, No. 2

CHRISTMAS AT HEATHCOTE ‑ A Fort Pierce botanical garden in festive glory ‑ by Sandra M. Scarpa
CARNIVORES IN YOUR GARDEN ‑ A group of plants to get fanatical about ‑ by Frederick B. Essig
THE PERSIMMON: CROWN JEWEL OF THE EAST ‑ Discover this superb fruit for eating and growing ‑ by Robert Heath
BELLE OF THE BALL: HIBISCUS ROSA‑SINENSIS ‑ Floridas favorite flower ‑ by Josie Willis
DOIN' WHAT COMES NATURALLY ‑ A landscape for the birds and other living things ‑ by Pat Linley
GARDEN PATHWAYS ‑ They do more than just get you from here to there ‑ by Tom Hewitt
A HAPPY MEDIUM: STARTING SEEDS IN FLATS AND SEEDBEDS ‑ Growing your own ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
THE FAIRCHILD OAK ‑ A witness to history ‑ by Joanne Kash
THE FLORIDA BOTANICAL GARDENS ‑ A wonderful new garden in the heart of Pinellas County ‑ by Bette Smith
MUCH ADO ABOUT MULCHING ‑ Advice for the sheep‑less masses ‑ by Andye Healy

FEB/MAR 2002, Vol. 7, No. 3

THE RELAXING CHARM OF RAVINE GARDENS ‑ A perfect springtime destination ‑ by Beth Jordan
QUICK AND EASY ANNUAL VINES ‑ Practical and pretty at the same time ‑ by Tom Hewitt
ADD ZING, ZAP, AND ZEST TO YOUR GARDEN ‑ Visitors stop and take notice ‑ by Marie Harrison
GETTING YOUR GREENS AND REDS, TOO - Let us not grow boring lettuce - by Margaret J. Basile
A GROUND COVER GARDEN ‑ A problem area gets a makeover ‑ by Chris Stephan
CARAMBOLA DREAMING ‑ A consolation of starfruit ‑ by Renee Shaw
AMORPHOPHALLUS ‑ X‑RATED PLANTS OF DIS‑STINK‑TION ‑ by Frederick B. Essig
ORCHID SAUSAGES: RESTORING NATIVE ENCYCLIA TAMPENSIS ‑ by Pat Kelly Yovaish
FLORIDA PLANTS OF THE YEAR ‑ by the Florida Nurserymen and Growers Association
BUTTERFLIES AND NECTAR, FOXES AND...AVOCADOS? ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

APR/MAY 2002, Vol. 7, No. 4

A DELIGHT OF DAYLILIES ‑ One of the Panhandle's best‑kept secrets ‑ by May Lenzer
FAVORITE SUMMER ANNUALS ‑ Save your garden from disgrace ‑ by Monica Brandies
KEEP LOOKING UP ‑ Add a new dimension to your Florida garden ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
SUCCESSFUL GULF COAST GARDENING ‑ Work less and enjoy it more ‑ by Marie Harrison
COLUMBINES IN FLORIDA: UNCHARTED TERRITORY ‑ Try something a little daring ‑ by Frederick B. Essig
HARVEST OF GUILT ‑ Fig and banana recipes ‑ by Renee Shaw
QUEST FOR THE PAWPAW ‑ Adventures in fruit breeding ‑ by Robert T. Heath
CYBER ORCHIDS ‑ Information and photographs at your fingertips ‑ by Barbara Bowers
WHAT'S NEW FOR 2002 ‑ A tale of two trade shows ‑ by Robert Haehle
ROOTIN' TOOTIN' GARDENERS ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

JUN/JUL 2002, Vol. 7, No. 5

FLYING FLOWERS ‑ Butterfly gardening in all its glory and worry ‑ by Jim Wiggins
I PLANTED A BUTTERFLY COLONY ‑ A passion for pipevines ‑ by Cassia Wilkes
THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT ‑ A summer infatuation ‑ by Andye Healy
THE MAN WHO TAMED OATLANDS ‑ One of our most-distinguished gardeners ‑ by Tom Hewitt
UNIQUE USEPPA ISLAND ‑ A delightful surprise off Florida's southwest coast ‑ by Gretchen F. Coyle
THE JACKFRUIT FAMILY ‑ Rare and wonderful fruits for south Florida ‑ by Steve Howe
LILLIPUTIAN LANDSCAPING ‑ A big change for a small place ‑ by Beth Jordan
VINES FOR INSTANT COLOR, SHADE, AND PRIVACY ‑ Wonderful Choices ‑ by Monica Brandies
THE APPLESEEDS ‑ Your Car Can have a Positive Impact ‑ by Andye Healy
YARD PEST SLUGFEST ‑ Humor ‑ Jay D. Carter

AUG/SEP 2002, Vol. 7, No. 6

BONNET HOUSE AND GARDENS ‑ Tropical beauty and history in Fort Lauderdale ‑ by Tom Hewitt
CROTON SPLENDOR ‑ An old favorite is making a comeback ‑ by David Reid
GROWING PASSION FRUIT ‑ An exceptional edible for your Florida garden ‑ by Paula Z. Smith
LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT ‑ Tiny plants can make a big impact ‑ by Marie Harrison
EDIBLE LANDSCAPING ‑ Growing some food doesn't have to be a big deal ‑ by Monica Brandies
THE GARDEN POET AT HOME ‑ A glimpse into the private world of Naples' renowned gardener, Desire Foard ‑ by Jane Thompson
WILD HARVEST ‑ Florida's abundance is still available to the adventurous ‑ by Willa Davidsohn
LOVE STAMPEDE! ‑ Even after a trip to the beach, they're still crabby ‑ by Sandra Scarpa
TAKEN FOR GRANITE ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

OCT/NOV 2002, Vol. 8, No. 1

FLORIDA'S GARDEN OF HISTORY ‑ Port Orange's Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens ‑ by Camille Cooprider
NASTURTIUMS: JEWELS OF THE GARDEN ‑ Put some sparkle in your fall, winter, and spring gardens ‑ by Monica Brandies
ANTIQUES IN THE GARDEN ‑ A touch of the past will bring your garden up‑to‑date ‑ by Madonna Dries Christensen
SALAD GREENS: THE NOT‑SO‑BITTER TRUTH ‑ Give your Florida garden an international flavor ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
THE GARDENS OF FLAMINGO PARK ‑ A garden tour - by Tom Hewitt
SPECIAL HERB GARDENS FOR FLORIDA ‑ Be amazed and delighted ‑ by Lynette L. Walther
THE DRUGSTORE ON VACANT LOTS ‑ Wildflowers: More than just a pretty face ‑ by Joe Dunlap
POOR WIDDER SPIDER ‑ For these creeps, every day is Halloween ‑ by Sandra Scarpa
BEAM ME UP, JAKIE ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

DEC/JAN 2003, Vol. 8, No. 2

ALFRED B. MACLAY STATE GARDENS ‑ A Panhandle treasure ‑ by Tom Hewitt
NOW SHOWING: THE QUEEN OF TROPICAL SHRUBS ‑ Hibiscus ‑ by Jane F. Thompson
FEEDING FLORIDA FAMILIES ‑ A dynamic approach to organic vegetable gardening ‑ by Sandy Huff
GROWING DOOR YARD CITRUS ‑ One of the best things about living in Florida ‑ by Charles Novak
GARDEN OF HOPE ‑ Making a difference in West Palm Beach ‑ by Tom Hewitt
UNUSUAL BRASSICAS ‑ Oddballs for your cool‑season garden ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
A PILE OF DIRT TO AN ISLAND OASIS ‑ A tropical paradise in south Florida ‑ by H. John Johnsen
KEEPING A GARDEN JOURNAL: FOR NOW, FOR POSTERITY ‑ by Lynette L. Walther
WE ARE NOT...ALAWN! ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

FEB/MAR 2003, Vol. 8, No. 3

THE NEW MORIKAMI ‑ Japanese gardens in a subtropical setting ‑ by Tom Hewitt
DUMB LUCK ORCHIDS ‑ You don't have to be an expert to grow exotic beauties ‑ by Dolores Nordin
ADVENTURES WITH SOUTH AFRICAN WILDFLOWERS ‑ Intriguing opportunities for Florida gardeners ‑ by Frederick B. Essig
TASTY, TERRIFIC TOMATOES ‑ Growing tips from the experts ‑ by Gina Sousa
THE GOOD OLD RAIN BARREL ‑ One of the best tools a gardener can have ‑ by Monica Brandies
A BIG‑GUN INSECTICIDE ‑ Fighting back against fire ants, fleas, and more ‑ by Marie Harrison
PRICKLY PEARS AND NOPALES ‑ Why they aren't more popular ‑ by Robert Heath
GARDENING BY DESIGN ‑ Floral designers garden with ulterior motives ‑ by Marie Harrison
EARTHBOXES ARE EASY ‑ Changing the world, one garden at a time ‑ by Jim Wiggins
OPEN LETTER TO BOB ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

APR/MAY 2003, Vol. 8, No. 4

USF BOTANICAL GARDENS: ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW ‑ Tampa treasure ‑ by Monica Brandies
GOING WILD OVER IRIS ‑ A stunning native for your Florida garden ‑ by Lynette L. Walther
FFGC: MAKING A DIFFERENCE ‑ 20,000 Florida gardeners: A powerful force for good ‑ by Marie Harrison
WHY I LOVE MY GARDEN CLUB ‑ All this and togas, too ‑ by Sandy Huff
A COLLECTOR'S GARDEN ‑ Practical ideas make landscape magic ‑ by Robert Haehle
LUNCH IN BLOOM ‑ Sample the bouquets of our fair state ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
TORREYA STATE PARK ‑ A place like no other in Florida ‑by Tom Hewitt
WONDERS OF EVOLUTION ‑ Florida's native pitcher plants ‑ by Dodie Ulery
DEFILIN' XYLEM ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

JUN/JUL 03, Vol. 8, No. 5

THE ECHO HEARD 'ROUND THE WORLD - Fighting world hunger in Fort Myers ‑ by Camille Cooprider
GIANT SEDGES ‑ Grow your own.. .paper? ‑ by Frederick B. Essig
FENG SHUI: CREATING A GARDEN OF THE SOUL ‑ Transform your landscape into a private sanctuary ‑ by Gina Sousa
BLACK SAPOTE AND VELVET APPLE: THE TROPICAL PERSIMMONS ‑ Terrific exotic fruit trees for south Florida ‑ by Steve Howe
MASTERING ORCHIDS: SECRETS FROM THE PROS ‑ Don't be intimidated ‑ by Tom Hewitt
PUTTING DOWN ROOTS ‑ The dynamic Rare Fruit and Vegetable Council of Broward County ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
VICTORIAN FLORAL CRAFTING, FLORIDA STYLE ‑ Creating beautiful keepsakes with homegrown flowers and foliage ‑ by Dodie Ulery
COIR‑DIALLY YOURS ‑ A peat moss alternative you'll be nuts about ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
GARDENING UNDER SCREEN ‑ A truly innovative approach ‑ by Peg Owens
PEST CONTROL CUISINE ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

AUG/SEP 03, Vol. 8, No. 6

ROSES WON'T GROW IN FLORIDA! ‑ Debunking the myth ‑ by John A. Starnes
INSTANT AGING AT TARU GARDENS ‑ Travel back in time in Delray Beach ‑ by Barbara Bowers
RETHINKING HEDGES ‑ Terrific choices for your Florida landscape ‑ by Tom Hewitt
NEEM TREE FARMS GOES INTERNATIONAL ‑ A 21st century update ‑ by Monica Brandies
BEYOND THE COMMON HIBISCUS ‑ A family of amazing diversity, beauty, and utility ‑ by Frederick B. Essig
HOW TO ROOT WOODY CUTTINGS ‑ What could be better than free plants? ‑ by Sandy Huff
PINWHEELS IN THE GARDEN ‑ Cannas add a colorful, tropical look ‑ by May Lenzer
THE EDIBLE GARDEN ‑ This is the time of year to get one started ‑ by Gina Sousa
ANGELS FROM MONTGOMERY ‑ Miami's one‑of‑a‑kind botanical collection ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
ROOT RAGE ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

OCT/NOV 03, Vol. 9, No.1

THE LANTANA NATURE PRESERVE ‑ A Cinderella story ‑ by Tom Hewitt
COLORFUL SHRUBS FOR FALL ‑ Let them show off in your landscape ‑ by Marie Harrison
MY FAVORITE ORCHIDS ‑ Seduced by the experts ‑ by Frederick B. Essig
THE DIVINE FOOD ‑ A fascination with chocolate ‑ by Sheri Ann Richerson
ALMOST ASPARAGUS ‑ At least they dont taste "like chicken" ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
THE TEACHERS' GARDEN ‑ A wonderland in the center of Tampa ‑ by Monica Brandies
EASY STONE WALLS ‑ A fun and interesting garden project ‑ by Gretchen F. Coyle
HOME TWEET HOME ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

DEC/JAN 04, Vol. 9, No. 2

LOVELY LEU GARDENS ‑ Winter is a perfect time to visit ‑ by Monica Brandies
SCENTS‑ational GARDENING ‑ Make your garden truly memorable ‑ by Sherri DioGuardi
MORE THAN JUST A FLOWER ‑ The wiles of Mother Nature ‑ by Frederick B. Essig
THAT SURELY MUST BE.... ‑ A wildflower version of a popular plant ‑ by Joe Dunlap
WILD THINGS ‑ One man's weeds.... ‑ by Robert Heath
TRICKS OF THE TRADE ‑ Spacing and placing your plants ‑ by Bill Halkin
FROM MONTEZUMA, WITH LOVE ‑ The wolf peach finally finds acceptance ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
YOUR SECRET GARDEN ‑ Don't miss the magic ‑ by Jim Wiggins
TRUSTING TO THE FUTURE ‑ Protecting and preserving Pine Island ‑ by Gretchen F. Coyle
FRANGIPANI FACTS ‑ A unique and relatively carefree tree for Florida ‑ by Doug Caldwell
GARDENING WITH THE BARE ESSENTIALS ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

FEB/MAR 04, Vol. 9, No. 3

YES VIRGINIA, THERE IS SPRING IN FLORIDA! ‑ Make the most of it ‑ by John A. Starnes
THE ULTIMATE FLOWERING TREE ‑ A star of the winter landscape ‑ by Frederick B. Essig
UNDERSTANDING BONSAI ‑ It only seems inscrutable ‑ by Tom Hewitt
ALL THAT GLITTERS... ‑ Koi: "Living jewels" for your garden ‑ by May Lenzer
A STAR IS BORNE ‑ You can never have too many carambolas ‑ by Robert Heat
GRAFTING MADE EASY ‑Learn this useful and fun skill ‑ by Charles Novak
A PERENNIAL EXCHANGE ‑ A great way to share your garden treasures ‑ by Lynette L. Walther
POTTING BENCHES: PAST AND PRESENT ‑ Find one that suits your purposes ‑ by Monica Brandies
HORTI‑HOP, SLAP, WIGGLE AND CURSE ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

APR/MAY 04, Vol. 9, No. 4

GRAND ILLUSION ‑ We'll let you in on some of Disney's magic ‑ by Tom Hewitt
LIVING PERFUME FOR MOTHER'S DAY ‑ Give Mom something she'll enjoy for years to come ‑ by Monica Brandies
SAUNA SEASON VEGETABLES ‑ Some things love it hot ‑ by John A. Starnes
BIG, BRIGHT, BOLD AND EASY ‑ Four unforgettable plants ‑ by Willa Davidsohn
WHAT'S NEW FOR 2004 ‑ Exciting new plants from TPIE ‑ by Robert Haehle
APRIL FOOLS ' PLANTS ‑ Is it any nicer when Mother Nature tries to fool US? ‑ by Lynette L. Walther
SOOTY MOLD IN THE LANDSCAPE ‑ Causes and controls ‑ by Doug Caldwell
CONNOISSEURS GARDEN TOUR ‑ An event extraordinaire ‑ by Sandy Sklar
RoboWHAT? ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

JUN/JUL 04, Vol. 9, No. 5

FANTASTIC FLOWERING TREES ‑ Telling Floridas seasons by the trees - by Margaret J. Basile
SARASOTA'S SUPERNOVA ‑ Selby Gardens outshines the competition - by Gretchen F. Coyle
BY THE SEA, BY THE SEA... ‑ The special challenges of balcony gardening - by Kaki Holt
FOR THE LOVE OF PALMS ‑ The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens - by Tom Hewitt
WELCOME BACK, COLEUS ‑ An old‑fashioned plant is "hot" again - by Lynette L. Walther
GINGER GEMS ‑ Tropical ‑ and edible ‑ beauties that are easy to grow - by John A. Starnes
THE HAPHAZARD GARDENER ‑ Learning by doing - by Patricia Rockwood
A PROFUSION OF PLANTS ‑ Quantity meets quality and the result is WOW - by Robert Haehle
HORTICULTURAL SHOCK JOCK ‑ Humor - by Jay D. Carter

AUG/SEP 2004, Vol. 9, No. 6

A SLICE OF THE BAHAMAS IN THE FLORIDA KEYS ‑ Florida history ‑ by Lynette L. Walther
SHADE‑LOVING BLOOMS ‑ Begonias ‑ by Kaki Holt
A MAGICAL GARDEN ‑ Water gardening ‑ by Gina Sousa
GARDEN ROYALTY ‑ A celebration of hibiscus ‑ by Tom Hewitt
LOW‑TECH WINE MAKING ‑ It's easy, cheap, and sometimes quite exciting ‑ by Sandy Huff
GARDEN OF EATIN ‑ Make way for your winter vegetable garden ‑ by John A. Starnes
PLANTS OR PLUMBING? ‑ Sometimes it's a painful choice ‑ by Monica Brandies
THAT CURSED CANKER ‑ Present heartbreak, future hope ‑ by Meredith Jean Morton
THE UNDERSEA WORLD OF JAKE CANHOE ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D Carter

OCT/NOV 2004, Vol. 10, No. 1

TEACHING BY EXAMPLE ‑ An amazing outdoor laboratory in Fort Pierce ‑ by Robin Koestoyo
A GARDEN OF HERBAL DELIGHTS ‑ Spice up your landscape, your table, your life ‑ by Gina Sousa
ADVICE FROM THE ROSE MAN ‑ Latimer Farr ‑ by Tom Hewitt
CRITTERS ALIVE! ‑ A healthy yard should be teeming with life ‑ by John A. Starnes
WISE PLANT CHOICES ‑ Experience can be a harsh teacher ‑ by Marie Harrison
THE READING GARDEN ‑ Sarasota County's Fruitville Library ‑ by Madonna Dries Christensen
THE BIRDS AND BEES ‑ Make new plants the old‑fashioned way ‑ by Frederick B. Essig
WILDFLOWERS IN THE POSSESSIVE CASE ‑ What's in a name? ‑ by Joe Dunlap
BELA LUGOSI, BORIS KARLOFF...MR. GREENJEANS? ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

DEC/JAN 2005, Vol. 10, No. 2

LOOK WHAT THE STORM BLEW IN! ‑ A hummingbird and a hurricane ‑ by Betsy Franz
A FAMILY AFFAIR ‑ Passionate about bromeliads ‑ by Tom Hewitt
THE COLORFUL WORLD OF AZALEAS ‑ It's almost time for the spring spectacle ‑ by Marie Harrison
THE GARDENS OF VIZCAYA ‑ Miami's crown jewel ‑ by Tom Hewitt
SO YOU WANT A GARDEN MAKEOVER? ‑ Some inside advice ‑ by Beth Jordan
FLORIDA FRIENDLY: YARDS, XERISCAPES & NATIVE LANDSCAPES ‑ by Betsy Franz
CURB APPEAL ‑ Mailboxes that have something to say ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
A KNOCK OUT! ‑ Any other name wouldn't do for this rose ‑ by Barbara Oehlbeck
SECRETS ‑ Helping newcomers start off on the right foot ‑ by Patricia Knollenberg
ARE "EXOTIC INVASIVES" LURKING IN YOUR GARDEN? ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

FEB/MAR 2005, Vol. 10, No. 3

TOO PRETTY TO BELIEVE ‑ Beautiful and exotic heliconias ‑ by Tom Hewitt
A WORLD VISIONARY & HIS WORLD OF PLANTS ‑ Thomas Edison's Fort Myers home & garden ‑ by Lynette L. Walther
GOURDS ARE GREAT FOR FLORIDA ‑ Find out why, where, who, and how ‑ by Monica Brandies
BANANA BANA‑BO‑BANA ‑ Grow your own and taste the difference ‑ by John A. Starnes
GETTING TO THE ROOT OF THE MATTER ‑ Mangroves: a most important resource ‑ by Gretchen F. Coyle
TROPICAL FRUITS IN THE LANDSCAPE ‑ Florida living at its best ‑ by Charles Novak
STAGS ‑ These impressive ferns are a ubiquitous part of Florida neighborhoods ‑ by Lois Hine
THE AMAZING..MULCH‑O‑MATIC! ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

APR/MAY 2005, Vol. 10, No. 4

BAMBOO WITH MANNERS ‑ The perfect element in any tropical paradise ‑ by Kaki Holt
PAN'S GARDEN ‑ Where Florida's native flora meets Palm Beach ‑ by Gina Sousa
ATTACK OF THE AMARYLLIDS ‑ Beware of being smitten ‑ by John A. Starnes
NEW GROUND RULES ‑ Ground covers ‑ by Tom Hewitt
FLORIDA'S MOST FLAMBOYANT TREE ‑ Poincianas ‑ by Larry M. Schokman
WATER, WILDLIFE, AND WORKS OF ART ‑ Brevard's secret garden tour ‑ by Betsy S. Franz
WHAT'S NEW FOR 2005 ‑ Exciting new plants from TPIE ‑ by Robert Haehle
THE DEBATE OVER INVASIVE EXOTICS ‑ Love them or hate them, just don't grow them ‑ by Gretchen F. Coyle
RATS IN MY RAFTERS ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

JUN/JUL 2005, Vol. 10, No. 5

SACRIFICIAL GARDENING ‑ Gardening for butterflies and caterpillars ‑ by Karen Lawrence
SUCCULENT SURPRISES ‑ Houseplants up north, but here they are garden stars ‑ by Monica Brandies
THE REDLAND: ISLAND ON THE MAINLAND ‑ A Florida treasure ‑ by Paula Morton
THE SPLENDOR OF ORNAMENTAL GRASSES ‑ Add color, texture, and movement to landscapes ‑ by Tom Hewitt
CROWLEY NURSERY: A GARDENER'S INSPIRATION ‑ A visit ‑ by Patricia Rockwood
A SUMMER‑LONG SHOW ‑ Perennially‑popular plants: chaste tree and allamanda ‑ by Marie Harrison
WATERY WONDERS ‑ Water lilies aren't just another pretty plant ‑ by John A. Starnes
AMERICAN MONSTER SPREADER GARAGE ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

AUG/SEP 2005, Vol. 10, No. 6

LESSONS LEARNED ‑ A Florida‑style English garden ‑ by Tom Hewitt
ISLAND‑STYLE GARDENING ‑ Where romance meets practicality ‑ by Lynette L. Walther
A PASSION FOR POTS ‑ Creating gorgeous container gardens ‑ by Kaki Holt
PALMS IN PARADISE ‑ Give yours some "TLC" and enjoy the results ‑ by John A. Starnes
THE 5 "F'S" LANDSCAPE ‑ It really deserves an "A" ‑by Betsy Franz
FAVORITE AND FRAGRANT PLANTS FOR SHADE ‑ So many choices! ‑ by Monica Brandies
SHOW NO MERCY ‑ Get rid of weeds without a whiff of herbicides ‑ by Lynette L. Walther
PERIL IN OUR TREETOPS ‑ Tracking the evil bromeliad weevil ‑ by Heidi Aspen Rhoades
CRANKY BLOKES 'ROUND YER BILLABONG ‑ Humor ‑ Jay D. Carter

OCT/NOV 2005, Vol. 11, No. 1

TROPICALS ARE TAKING THE COUNTRY BY STORM ‑ by Monica Brandies
SCENTSATIONAL GROUNDCOVERS ‑ Modest herbs that look and smell great ‑ by Marie Harrison
KILLER TOMATOES! ‑ Learn how to grow them in our challenging climate and soil ‑ by John A. Starnes
TOO FUN TYFON! ‑ Try this fabulous new green ‑ by John A. Starnes
IT'S EASY BEING GREEN ‑ Florida House will show you how ‑ by Madonna Dries Christensen
GROW FORTH AND MULTIPLY ‑ Passalong plants are a great gardening tradition ‑ by Betsy S. Franz
THE ART OF PRUNING ‑ Plant "haircuts" aren't just for appearance sake ‑ by Tom Hewitt
FLOWERS THAT LAST (ALMOST) FOREVER ‑ Everlastings ‑ by Lynette L. Walther
MEET SOME NATIVES ‑ Wildflowers that are true Floridians ‑ by Joe Dunlap
MAY THIS FARCE BE WITH YOU ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

DEC/JAN 2006, Vol. 11, No. 2

AN ARTIST'S EYE ‑ Christopher James has a "colorful" approach to garden design ‑ by Tom Hewitt
GROW YOUR OWN TEA? ‑ "True" tea (not herbal), from your Florida garden ‑ by Paul Allan Zmoda
SHORT VOYAGE TO PARADISE ‑ Tropical spices/herbs at Homestead's Fruit & Spice Park ‑ by Margaret J. Basile
FANCY THAT! ‑ Add a charming fence to your Florida yard ‑ by John A. Starnes
FIGHTING JACK FROST ‑ What to do when temperatures dip ‑ by Monica Brandies
AN ORCHID FOR EVERY TASTE ‑ They aren't just for collectors anymore ‑ by Barbara Anton
KEY WEST OASIS ‑ A tranquil Eden in the wild and crazy Conch Republic ‑ by Lynette L. Walther
HASSLE‑FREE SEED STARTING ‑ Winter sowing works ‑ by Karen Lawrence
'TWAS THE FIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

FEB/MAR 2006, Vol. 11, No. 3

IRISES THAT LOVE THE FLORIDA SUNSHINE ‑ by Harry Wolford
HOPPING DOWN THE HONEY TRAIL ‑ Experience Florida through its regional honeys ‑ by Lynette L. Walther
SWEET LESSONS ‑ What Winnie the Pooh already knew ‑ by John A. Starnes
CHEF HUBERT'S GARDEN ‑ An extraordinary herb garden in all 4 seasons ‑ by Tom Hewitt
THE DETERMINED GARDENER ‑ Gardening with chronic pain ‑ by Mary Glazer
TROPICAL RANCH GARDENS ‑ A charming one‑of‑a‑kind nursery near Stuart ‑ by Tom Hewitt
NEW TO FLORIDA? ‑ If so, wonderful gardening adventures await you ‑ by Monica Brandies
FANFLOWER FANCIER ‑ Plant a superstar! ‑ by Marie Harrison
THE CYBER‑CHEF ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

APR/MAY 2006, Vol. 11, No. 4

FRANGIPANI FANTASIES ‑ Intoxicating, seductive plants for Florida landscapes ‑ by John A. Starnes
LOVE IS IN THE AIR ‑ This year's Epcot International Flower Festival is a love fest ‑ by Tom Hewitt
COMMON SENSE (almost) ORGANIC GARDENING ‑ Mom Nature is your ally ‑ by Monica Brandies
GARDEN THUGS: PLANTS I WISH I'D NEVER MET ‑ by Lynette L. Walther
HOUSEPLANTS GONE WILD ‑ Familiar flora finds freedom in Florida ‑ by Andye Healy
YOU DON'T HAVE TO "GET OVER THEM" ‑ Daffodils are not an impossible dream ‑ by Sara L. Van Beck
SARASOTA SUCCULENT SOCIETY ‑ Step back in time in this informal laboratory ‑ by Madonna Dries Christensen
PHAROAHS FAIL AT FLORA ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

JUN/JUL 2006, Vol. 11, No. 5

FRIENDLY NATIVES ‑ A great selection of useful and interesting plants ‑ by Marie Harrison
BETTER THAN EVER!! ‑ Busch Gardens Tampa offers thrills for everyone ‑ by Tom Hewitt
GOT THE BLUES? COOL! ‑ There's an antidote to summer in Florida ‑ by Karen Lawrence
PLANTING AROUND THE POOL ‑ It can make a world of difference ‑ by Monica Brandies
PLANNING WALKWAYS WITH STYLE ‑ A little creativity goes a long way ‑ by Lynette L. Walther
THE GREAT SWEET POTATO EXPLOSION ‑ Handy plants that can get out of hand ‑ by Sandy Huff
TELLING THE GOOD GUYS FROM THE BAD GUYS ‑ Garden critters ‑ by Betsy Franz
GET "TIED DOWN" FOR FATHER'S DAY ‑ Humor ‑ by Jay D. Carter

AUG/SEP 2006, Vol. 11, No. 6

DEEP IN THE BUTTERFLY RAINFOREST - Gainesvilles extraordinary new attraction - by Lynette L. Walther
SUMMER-TO-FALL COLOR - Justicias and beautyberry - by John A. Starnes
ZEN AND THE ART OF ZERO-LOT-LINE LANDSCAPING - When less is more - by Betsy S. Franz
QUEST FOR THE BEST - All-America Selections on trial and display - by Tom Hewitt
A PASSIONATE GARDENER - M.E. DePalma-Fords garden - by Robert Haehle
WHATS BUGGING YOU? - Garden critters to enjoy or tolerate - by Karen Lawrence
GROWING CHAYOTE FOR FOOD AND FUN - by Johnny Papaya Burns
WHATS NEW FOR 2006 - Exciting plant introductions at TPIE - by Robert Haehle
THE AMAZING DR. DODIDDLY - Humor - by Jay D. Carter

OCT/NOV 2006, Vol. 12, No. 1

WORTH WAITING FOR - Jaboticabas are a great topical fruit for Florida - by Tom Hewitt
CELEBRATING LIFE - Memory gardens grow in popularity - by Madonna Dries Christensen
A COOL PLANT FOR A HOT CLIMATE - Clematis - by Lynette L. Walther
PORTRAIT OF A FLORIDA TREASURE - Floridas native Clematis reticulata - by Frederick B. Essig
FALL INTO SAVINGS - Penny pinching can be a very good thing - by Karen Lawrence
INVITING ENTRYWAYS - First impressions count - by Monica Brandies
GIVE PEAS A CHANCE - Nows the time to get started - by John A. Starnes
TROPICAL SIZZLE - African tulip trees - by Kathy Nelson
NATURES EXQUISITE EXTERMINATORS - Dragonflies - by Betsy S. Franz
HORTI-SCAM - Humor - by Jay D. Carter

DEC/JAN 2007, Vol. 12, No. 2

FLORIDAS FABULOUS FERNS - Add texture and dimension to your garden - by Tom Hewitt
AT HOME IN EDEN - A water garden takes center stage in Sarasota - by Barbara Anton
THE DEPENDABLE DOZEN - Landscape plants you can really count on - by Barb Henny
COLORFUL CURIOSITIES - Variegated plants - by Betsy S. Franz
ONE MANS WEEDS - Open your mind to new plant possibilities - by Karen Lawrence
PERFECT MATCHES: ROSES IN THE LANDSCAPE - Set the stage for these garden stars - by Monica Brandies
VITAL VITIS - Discover muscadine wines at Chieflands Dakotah Winery - by Margaret J. Basile
PRICKLY PIZZAZZ - Tis the season when pyracantha puts on its show - by Marie Harrison
RAVIN RAVEN - Humor - by Jay D. Carter

FEB/MAR 2007, Vol. 12, No. 3

FLAMES IN THE TREE TOPS - Dont miss flame vines fiery show - by Monica Brandies
ASIAN BRASSICAS - Winter vegetables with a zing - by John A. Starnes
SAGE ADVICE - Tropical salvias are all the rage for Florida gardens - by Tom Hewitt
GOIN TO THE GOURDS - Excitement abounds at the Florida Gourd Festival - by Lynette L. Walther
OLD MAN OF THE WOODS - The small native fringe tree puts on a spring show - Marie Harrison
FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD - Sarasotas Childrens Garden - by Madonna Dries Christensen
GO AHEAD...HAVE A SPRING FLING - Go wild without breaking the bank - by Karen Lawrence
THE SILVER TRUMPET TREE - One of the terrific tabebuias - by Frederick B. Essig
WILDFLOWERS WITH AN OUCH! - Thorns, prickles, and...drunken bumblebees? - by Joe Dunlap
KIRKS WORKS! - Everything old is new again - by John A. Starnes
THE PHILOSOPHICAL AND SOCIOPOLITICAL RELEVANCE OF AIR PLANTS - Humor - by Jay D. Carter

APR/MAY 2007, Vol. 12, No. 4

PINECREST GARDENS - A historic garden is transformed - by Tom Hewitt
BEAUTY WITH A BITE - Some plants are a real pain - by Karen Lawrence
SCRUMPTIOUS SUMMER SQUASH - Winter, summer...whatever, they taste great - by John A. Starnes
A BOOST FOR THE BIRDS AND THE BEES - Hand pollination of squash and corn in a small garden - by Barb Henny
DOGWOODS RECONSIDERED - Good news for those of us who love this beautiful native tree - by Marie Harrison
RESEARCH VERIFIES THE VALUE OF NEEM - No wonder its called a wonder tree - by Monica Brandies
EASY HARDSCAPE - Have some fun while saving money - by Margaret J. Basile
WHATS NEW FOR 2007 - Exciting plant introductions at TPIE - by Robert Haehle
ODE TO THE NORFOLK ISLAND PINE - Thanks for the memories - by Gretchen F. Coyle
EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE THUMB-BODY - Humor - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

JUN/JUL 2007, Vol. 12, No. 5

LOVELY LOTUS - This imposing beauty offers food for both body and soul - by John A. Starnes
A TOUCH OF THE FAR EAST - Growing lotus is much easier than you might think - by Dodie Ulery
LASTING IMPRESSIONS - Dried flower arrangements from your own garden - by Tom Hewitt
GARDENING WITH KIDS - Its a fun and sneaky way to teach them neat stuff - by Sandy Huff
GINGERS FOR EMERALD COAST GARDENS - They add tropical flair to a beautiful part of northern Florida - by Marie Harrison
FROG LISTENING FUN - Heres one way to have an enjoyable night life - by Monica Brandies
LOVE EM...HATE EM - Conflicted gardeners wrestle with their feelings - by Jim Wiggins
NOW OPEN FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE - A terrific teaching garden in Seffner - by Lynn Barber
THE AMAZING GAC FRUIT - One of the rarest of rare fruits - by Robert Heath
THE UNDERWORLD SPRINKLER SYSTEM - Humor - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

AUGSEP 2007, Vol. 12, No. 6

AMAZING DR. BROWN & HIS VALKARIA TROPICAL GARDENS - An unforgettable experience - by Monica Brandies
LET THE MOON SHINE - The nighttime garden can be a magical place - by Karen Lawrence
A Closer Look...WHOS PAINTING THE TREES? - Lichen explained - by Mary C. Miller
STETSON UNIVERSITY GOES NATIVE - The DeLand campus is transformed - by Gerri Bauer
THE CLASSICAL CHINESE GARDEN - This ancient art form has yet to be widely adapted to Florida landscapes - by Frederick B. Essig
ROSES FOR NOSES - Fill your Florida garden with fragrant beauties - by John A. Starnes
GIVING THE DEVIL HIS DUE - Inside Gainesville's legendary sinkhole - by Tom Hewitt
TIGHT TIMING FOR VEGETABLES - The best gardening months are almost here - by Monica Brandies
Indiana Jake and Dumblebee...THE INTIMIDATORS - Humor - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

OCT/NOV 2007, Vol. 13, No. 1

BLUEBERRY THRILLS - Great tasting, great for you, and great for Florida gardens - by Karen Lawrence
LAKELANDS CLASSIC BEAUTY - Elegant and educational Hollis Garden - by Tom Hewitt
GOT ROCKS? - Give your Florida landscape a new and different look - by Frederick B. Essig
BENEFICIAL INSECTS: An Investment You Can Bank On - Its a bug-eat-bug world - by Betsy Franz
HERBS FOR HEALTH - Easy home remedies - by Monica Brandies
WILD THINGS MAKE OUR HEARTS SING - Visit a working butterfly farm - by Lucy Beebe Tobias
GARDENING IN NORTH FLORIDA - From apples to oranges - by Mary Glazer
POOP SOUP - A recipe for garden success - by John A. Starnes
CONEFLOWERS COLOR THE FALL GARDEN - Perennial favorites - by Marie Harrison
SNAIL WHISPERER - Humor - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

DEC/JAN 2008, Vol. 13, No. 2

PLANTING FOR A SONG - Attracting birds to your Florida garden - by Betsy S. Franz
PAST PERFECT - Go back in time in the Cummer gardens in Jacksonville - by Tom Hewitt
THE COLOR PURPLE - Its the new white - by Margaret J. Basile
WHERE DO NEW PLANTS COME FROM? - The business of plant introduction - by Barb Henny
POPPY PLEASURES - Plant a winter garden worthy of Dorothy and Toto - by John A. Starnes
DONT WASTE THE TASTE - The time of the citrus harvest is here - by Monica Brandies
SAVING SEEDS FOR LOVE AND MONEY - An ancient ritual that still makes good sense - by Lynette L. Walther
GARDENS UNDER A HAND LENS - The microscopic world of mosses and liverworts - by Frederick B. Essig
TWAS THE RITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS - Humor - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

FEB/MAR 2008, Vol. 13, No. 3

THREE DECADES OF KANAPAHA - Celebrate Gainesvilles remarkable garden - by Lynette L. Walther
NAPLES IN BLOOM - Spectacular container gardens in a perfect setting - by Tom Hewitt
CONSTANT CORNUCOPIA - Living off your Florida landscape - by John A. Starnes
EVEN MORE DETERMINED - Dont let physical limitations stop you from gardening - by Mary Glazer
MAGIC PORTALS - Conservatories offer exciting possibilities - by Frederick B. Essig
THREE FEET WIDE AND HALF A MILE LONG - The Linear Garden is one of a kind - by Robin Koestoyo
ADAPTING FOR DROUGHT - How 4 plants collect and defend their water stores - by Barb Henny
MOVE THEM, DONT LOSE THEM - Transplanting success - by Monica Brandies
ANOLE ANGST - Humor - Jay (Jake) D. Carter

APR/MAY 2008, Vol. 13, No. 4

MAKING A DIFFERENCE A DROP AT A TIME - A wetlands wonderland in West Palm Beach - by Tom Hewitt
HERE COMES THE SUN (FLOWER) - Grow these beauties to feed both body and soul - by John A. Starnes
COMMANDING PLANT COMBINATIONS - Learning what goes with what - by Monica Brandies
DROUGHT CONDITIONING YOUR LAWN - Stop pampering your grass - by Doug Caldwell
BULBS FROM GRANDMOTHERS GARDEN - These old-fashioned charmers are also dependable survivors - by Marie Harrison
THOSE WERE THE DAYS - When Florida was famous for fruit trees in every yard - by Gretchen F. Coyle
PRINCESS PLACE PRESERVE - Flagler Countys unique historical and environmental treasure - by Lynette L. Walther
ITS EASY BEING GREEN IN FLORIDA - Tools to help you take care of your share of this great state - by Betsy S. Franz
GOIN BANANAS - Humor - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

JUN/JUL 2008, Vol. 13, No. 5

FLORIDA NATIVE PALMS - Great choices for a classic Sunshine State landscape - by Sherry Friend
A PROFUSION OF ROSES - Mable Ringlings historic garden in Sarasota - by Madonna Dries Christensen
ISLAND TREASURE - Small-space gardening in Palm Beach - by Tom Hewitt
SMALL MIRACLES - Homegrown butterflies - by Monica Brandies
MADE IN THE SHADE - Great plants for places where the sun dont shine - by John A. Starnes
FRUITING BANANAS IN FLORIDA - Theres (almost) nothing to it - by Steve Glassman
A Closer Look...SCANNING WEEDS, FINDING BEAUTY - Seeing weeds in a whole new light! - by Mary C. Miller
CYBORG CYPRESS - Humor - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

AUG/SEP 2008, Vol. 13, No. 6

CRINUM LILIES - Southern Royalty Tried and True - by Lynette L. Walther
HAVE POTS LIKE DISNEY - They know how to put the magic in container gardening - by Tom Hewitt
COMMUNITY GARDENING - Success is as much in the planning as in the planting - by Barb Henny
AN ESCAPE TO THE GILDED AGE - Visit the Courtyard at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach - by Heidi Aspen Rhoades
WINTER BLUES - Just thinking about these flowers will cool you off - by Monica Brandies
CHEAP IS CHIC - Pinching pennies in the garden can be fun! - by John A. Starnes, Jr.
THE PLANT WITH AN IRON CONSTITUTION - Every garden should include some milkweeds - by Marie Harrison
GUMBO LIMBO - This distinctive native tree is a real survivor - by Gretchen F. Coyle
2008 FLORIDA PLANTS OF THE YEAR - Recommendations from the experts
HOSING YOUR NEIGHBOR - Humor - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

OCT/NOV 2008, Vol. 14, No. 1

PLUMERIA PERFECTION - This tropical beauty is generating a lot of excitement - by Jim Wiggins
TREE ZOO - The Deerfield Beach Arboretum is no ordinary tree collection - by Tom Hewitt
DOLLARS AND $ENSE: Trees in the home landscape - by Lynette W. Walther
GOING LOCAL - Native plants can be more finicky than you realize - by Heidi Aspen Rhoades
THE SECRET TO GLORIOUS MORNING GLORIES - Dont deprive your garden of these beauties - by Frederick B. Essig
THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER - Have a fabulous lawn this winter! - by John A. Starnes, Jr.
CUPHEA CRAZE - Colorful and outstanding performers for your Florida garden - by Marie Harrison
WORMS AT WORK - Wrangle some wrigglers and let them do their magic - by Monica Brandies
THERES A NEW BUZZ IN TOWN - Humor - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

DEC/JAN 2009, Vol. 14, No. 2

THE MAGIC MEADOW - A time-honored style can bring a fresh look to your landscape - by Bill Pitts
FLORIDAS FITFUL FALL - Autumn color is not an impossible dream in the Sunshine State - by Frederick B. Essig
THE HOUSE OF FLOWERS - Jensen Beachs jewel of a garden has just the right spirit - by Tom Hewitt
BEAN THERE, DONE THAT - Jazz up your veggie garden with some exotic tropical varieties - by John A. Starnes, Jr.
A VERY SPECIAL TREE - Give those garden ornaments a home - by Marie Harrison
HERBS IN YOUR LANDSCAPE - These most useful of plants are a natural for Florida growers - by Monica Brandies
ASIAN MASTERPIECE - Peace and tranquility are the hallmarks of this garden oasis - by Robert Haehle
SNOWBIRD SOLUTIONS - Great ideas for gardeners on the move - by Barb Henny
THE FUNGUS ON...er, AT OUR FEET - Humor - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

FEB/MAR 2009, Vol. 14, No. 3

SWEET PERFECTION - Flawless blooms and sweet perfume - the amazing hoya! By Tom Hewitt
D & D = DEDICATION TIMES TWO - The plant-growing life - by Monica Brandies
A ZEST FOR LEMON GRASS - A useful and handsome addition to a Florida garden - by Paula Z. Smith
FLOWERING QUINCE - Early spring is their time at the ball - by Marie Harrison
VIOLAS...VOILA - Cool-season charmers - by John A. Starnes, Jr.
FROM GREEN TO GLORIOUS - Heart-leaf philodendron gets a makeover - by Barb Henny
BE PASSIONATE ABOUT POLLINATORS - The will return the love - by Betsy Franz
WATER GARDENING WITH FISH, FOWL AND BIRDS - Add new dimension to your landscape - by Heidi Aspen Rhoades
THE MARATHON GARDEN CLUBS FEBRUARY FESTIVAL - Another good reason to visit the Keys this winter - by Lynette L. Walther
TIC DOC - Humor - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

APR/MAY 2009, Vol. 14, No. 4

A RIOT OF DAYLILIES - Experience a new color palette in your garden every day - by Monica Brandies
MOVING FORWARD - Palm Beach Countys oldest and largest public garden just keeps getting better - by Tom Hewitt
A SQUASH FOR ALL SEASONS - Theres a lot of good eating in this small package - by Paul Allen Zmoda
THE LOST NARCISSUS FARMS OF FLORIDA - A fascinating look back - by Sara L. Van Beck
WHERE TROPICALS ARE TOPS - At this Punta Gorda nursery, theres some serious growing going on - by Sandy Huff
WHATS NEW FOR 2009 - Meet the show-stoppers from the Tropical Plant Industry Expo - by Robert Haehle
PLANT A STORM-TOLERANT MAGNOLIA - You cant lose with this fabulous Florida native - by Marie Harrison
FLORIDA EDIBLES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED - Its a good time for a closer look - by Mary C. Miller
A RASH OF EXCUSES - Humor - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

JUN/JUL 2009, Vol. 14, No. 5

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS - Take the time to appreciate Floridas wildflowers - by Betsy S. Franz
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK - Theres nothing predictable about sun coleus - by Tom Hewitt
SOUL GARDENING - Mom Nature can work wonders in your life - by Colleen and Jim Wiggins
A SECRET NO MORE - Discover some special gardens at Sarasotas Ringling Museum - by Madonna Dries Christensen
DRAGON WHISKERS - There actually might be something new under the sun - by Paula Z. Smith
PICKING FOR PERFECTION - The essential art of deadheading - by Monica Brandies
A CLOSER LOOK AT AN OLD STANDBY - Sansevierias have much to offer todays gardeners - by Lynette L. Walther
SOIL TO LIVE FOR - Sheet and pit composting can transform your Florida garden - by John A. Starnes, Jr.
CLERODENDRUM SLAYER - Humor - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

AUG/SEP 2009, Vol. 14, No. 6

CACTUS ANYONE? - Flowers, fruit and eye-catching forms for Florida gardens - by John A. Starnes, Jr.
THE KAMPONG - Meet the original Fairchild garden - by Tom Hewitt
LUTZS LEARNING GATE COMMUNITY SCHOOL - Where learning just comes naturally - by Monica Brandies
TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING - Plant some mini sweet peppers now and worry about having too many later - by Jim Wiggins
COLOR ON THE CHEAP - Few flowers are as rewarding as nasturtiums - by Tom Hewitt
SPANISH INSPIRATION FOR FLORIDA PATIOS - This beautiful idea just feels right for here - by Bill Pitts
FORTY YEARS OF FLORIDA FOLIAGE - Can Woodstock really be THAT long ago? - by Barb Henny
WISHBONE FLOWER: PERFECT FOR A SHADY SPOT - A snapdragon look-alike for hot, humid weather - by Marie Harrison
WANT FRIES WITH THAT CHICKEN McIDIOT? - Humor - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

OCT/NOV 2009, Vol. 15, No. 1

FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANIC GARDEN - Visit one of the worlds great gardens - by Tom Hewitt
TO MULCH OR NOT TO MULCH - New perspective on a tried-and-true gardening technique - by Bill Pitts
CITRUS OLD AND NEW - Try some unusual varieties of these iconic Florida fruits - by John A. Starnes, Jr.
A STRAWBERRY TREE? - Discover an extraordinary ornamental for your Florida landscape - by Marie Harrison
SIX SECRETS OF CELERY - Grow this popular vegetable in your winter garden - by Barb Henny
COOL WEATHER HERBS - An abundance of great choices to plant now - by Dena Wild
FLORIDA GARDENING BEGINS IN THE FALL - Dont waste any time getting started - by Monica Brandies
THE SEARCH FOR PERFECT ROSES - A University of Florida research project offers beautiful promise - by Robin Koestoyo
TRICK OR BEET? - Humor - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

DEC/JAN 2010, Vol. 15, No. 2

THE AMAZING, WATER-SAVING FLORIDA AQUARIUM BOTANICAL GARDENS - Conservation in action - by Monica Brandies
GO GREEN WITH BROMELIADS - Add tropical pizazz to your environmentally-friendly Florida landscape - by Karinluise Calasant
WINTER PARKS HIDDEN GEM - The Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens - by Tom Hewitt
GREEN THUMB BLUES - Learning to cope with nematodes - by Dotti Hydue
THOSE AWESOME ALLIUMS - Their sensuous flavors and aromas are indispensable in the kitchen - by John A. Starnes, Jr.
WHEN YOUR CROP RUNNETH OVER - Get your surplus harvest to folks who need it - by Betsy S. Franz
MONEY TREE - Tropical plants that are worth your consideration - by Barb Henny
BALL MOSS - Love it or hate it, this air plant is an iconic part of Floridas ecosystem - by Gretchen F. Coyle
XMAS BOOTY - AR R R R! - Humor - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

FEB/MAR 2010, Vol. 15, No. 3

POTTED PERFECTION - Learn the secret behind this English-style garden - by Tom Hewitt
FOOD BENEATH OUR FEET - Buried treasures to grow in your Florida garden - by John A. Starnes, Jr.
ITS STRAWBERRY-PICKING TIME - Fill your freezer with these luscious beauties - by Monica Brandies
MOSAIC STRAWBERRY JAR - A neat project for spring - by Barb Henny
FLORIDA GARDENING - 85 YEARS AGO - The more things change... - by Bill Pitts
RAVINE GARDENS SPRINGS ETERNAL - Dont miss the show! - by Tom Hewitt
BRADFORD PEAR - FRIEND OR FOE? - Too bad its so pretty - by Marie Harrison
OVER THE FENCE: KANAPAHA BOTANICAL GARDENS - Finding your way...through a garden - by Mary Glazer
RUING RUELLIA - Dont let this charmer seduce you - by Carole Varney
YARD WORK PRISON BLUES - Humor - by Jay (Jakey Cash) D. Carter

APR/MAY 2010, Vol. 15, No. 4

MEDIEVAL HARMONY - Step back in time at The Spanish Monastery in North Miami Beach - by Tom Hewitt
BEYOND CITRUS: FLORIDA TREASURES - Learn about some of the rare and wonderful fruits that help make Florida unique - by Madonna Dries Christensen
THE WEED PATCH VINEYARD AND ROSE GARDEN - Growing great roses in Marion County - by Linda Hallam
DRY TIMES - Conserving water is more important than ever - by Monica Brandies
POCKET-SIZE PARADISE - Sit back and let your senses experience a real treat - by Karinluise Calasant
SECOND ACT - A south-Florida gardener relocates up north - by Tom Hewitt
WHATS NEW FOR 2010 - Exciting plant introductions from TPIE - by Robert Haehle
AWARD-WINNING ANNUALS - Four must-have beauties for your spring garden - by Marie Harrison
PAREIDOLIA FOR DOLLARS - Humor - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

JUN/JUL 2010, Vol. 15, No. 5

COLORFUL NATIVES FOR NORTH FLORIDA - More than enough terrific choices - by Debbie DeLoach, Ph.D.
SHOW YOUR WILDLIFE PRIDE...GET CERTIFIED - If its true love, you might as well make it official - by Betsy S. Franz
GEORGE, THE EASTERN INDIGO SNAKE - An unexpected friendship - by Karinluise Calasant
PEACE IN THE FAST LANE - Visit the Ichimura Miami-Japan Garden - by Tom Hewitt
FAVORITE AND FASCINATING SUMMER BULBS - Let these great performers show you what they can do - by Monica Brandies
CRAPE MYRTLE BASICS - One of our favorite shrubs is often our most abused - by Marie Harrison
THE NOT SO COMMON JUSTICIA - Finding one is worth the trouble - by Rhonda Paprocki
WILMOT GARDENS REDUX - A Gainesville garden gets a second chance - by Mary Glazer
THE MYSTERY OF AVALARD - HUMOR - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

AUG/SEP 2010, Vol. 15, No. 6

TROPICAL SENSATIONS - Mysterious and showy, heliconias transform tropical gardens - by Karinluise Calasant
SUMMER-LONG SPINACH - Great-looking and tasting spinach subs for Florida - by Dena Wild
CELEBRATING CALADIUMS - Lake Placids Caladium Festival-rich in history, beauty, fun - by Merry Costanza
HARD-TIME HORTICULTURE - This plant sale is a good value in many ways - by Monica Brandies
A GARDEN FOR ALL SEASONS - Hard to believe it all began with just 2 oak trees - by Linda Hallam
BACK FROM THE STORMS - The Society of the 4 Arts Garden in Palm Beach - Tom Hewitt
A CANNIBAL AMONG US - Cuban treefrogs threaten native species - by Dodie Ulery
EASY WAYS TO KILL YOUR LAWN - An optimists approach - by John A. Starnes, Jr.
FLORIDAS FABULOUS BANYANS - Indias national tree has made its mark here, too - by Gretchen F. Coyle
GRUBBING NOSES POKING IN MY BUSINESS - Humor - by Jay D. Carter

OCT/NOV 2010, Vol. 16, No. 1

WINTER-DEFYING FOOD CROPS - Hardy edibles that will let us sleep through the coldest Florida night - by John A. Starnes, Jr.
VISIT THE FLORIDA CITRUS ARBORETUM - See and taste a cornucopia of wonderful fruits - by Monica Brandies
MULCH IS A GOOD THING FOR HOME CITRUS - The advantages are hard to dispute - by Carol Cloud Bailey
NEW VIEWS OF A CLASSIC BEAUTY - Mild-mannered pothos becomes an incredible hulk outside - by Barb Henny
A COTTAGE-STYLE NATURE GARDEN - Earth-friendly practices make this Gainesville garden even more pleasurable - by Linda Hallam
BULBS FOR WAY DOWN SOUTH - There are so many great choices - by Tom Hewitt
GARDENING WITH THE MASTERS - Almost limitless opportunities for service - by Madonna Dries Christensen
THE BIG TREE - Even Disney cant top this attraction! - by Joanne Kash
DEVILS ISLAND LANDSCAPER - Humor - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

DEC/JAN 2011, Vol. 16, No. 2

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS - Floridas botanical gardens go all out for the season - by Betsy Franz
THE SPICES OF LIFE - Great flavors and scents to grow in your Florida garden - by John A. Starnes, Jr.
GOOD MEDICINE - Find both beauty and utility at PBSCs Medicinal Garden - by Tom Hewitt
SILVIAS SECRETS - Learn what makes this central-Florida gardener so successful - by Bill Pitts
MAKING TRACKS THROUGH THE GARDEN - Some landscape projects are more fun than others - by Monica Brandies
A WALK IN THE PARK - Visit Bradentons one-of-a-kind botanical garden - by Madonna Dries Christensen
SCENE-STEALING SHRUBS - A first-rate selection of broadleaf, evergree, flowering shrubs - by Marie Harrison
MAIL-ORDER MUSHROOM FARM - Try growing something a little different - by Barb Henny
FROND CLUB FOR PALMS - Humor - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

FEB/MAR 2011, Vol. 16, No. 3

A SENSIBLE RE-DO - Native plants provide a sound foundation for this landscape - by Tom Hewitt
IRIS FAMILY GEMS FROM SOUTH AFRICA - Potentially-exciting news for flower lovers - by Frederick B. Essig
POSITIVELY BEAUTIFUL - Two terrific gardens in Inverness - by Bill Pitts
VEGETABLE OR FRUIT? - Learning which is which wont change a thing, except perhaps your perspective - by Monica Brandies
AVOCADO (Persea americana) - Most Florida gardeners can grow their own guacamole - by Steve Lohn
AT THE HERB GARDEN WITH JAMES STEELE - Learn from one of north central Floridas leading growers - by Mary Glazer
INVESTING IN RAINWATER PAYS BIG DIVIDENDS - Get moving! Floridas dry season is almost here - by Lucy Beebe Tobias
LETS PUT ON A GARDEN FESTIVAL - A treasure of a garden festival - by Barbara Russell, Karen Vatland and Bonnie Veron
DESPERATE GARDENERS - Humor - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

APR/MAY 2011, Vol. 16, No. 4

NAPLES WORLD-CLASS GARDEN - This beautiful place has latitude - by Tom Hewitt
MACADAMIA NUTS - You CAN grow your own in Florida! - by Steve Lohn
PROBIOTIC ROSE GROWING - Working with nature is usually your best bet - by John A. Starnes, Jr.
PRACTICAL COTTAGE GARDENING FOR FLORIDA - Being useful doesnt mean a garden cant also be charming - by Bill Pitts
WHATS NEW FOR 2011 - What we found at the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition - by Robert Haehle
PEANUTS, A FUN CROP TO GROW - This nutritious food crop actually likes our long, hot summers - by Karen Smoke
THE BEES NEEDS - Helping bees survive is not small thing - by Monica Brandies
THE THRIFTY GARDENER - You can jazz up your garden, even on a budget - by Karinluise Calasant
MY HORTI-SUPERHERO - Humor - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

AUG/SEP 2011

COCONUT PALM, TREE OF LIFE - This iconic symbol of the tropics is both beautiful and useful - Karinluise Calasant
GARDENING IN PARADISE - Visit Sanibel Island’s wonderful botanical garden - by Anita Force Marshall
SUCCULENTS IN CONTAINERS - The possibilities or unlimited and irresistible - by Tom Hewitt
LANDSCAPING FOR LUNCH - Growing edibles is back in style! - by Mary Glazer
IN CAHOOTS - Companion planting is a technique that many gardeners swear by - by Dotti Hydue
AUTUMN HERBS - After sulking through the summer, it’s the herb garden’s time to shine - by Monica Brandies
TILLANDSIA TAPESTRY - Weaving with epiphytes - by Michael McLaughlin
A REAL PLUM OF A GROUNDCOVER (and other superior plants) - The Florida Garden Select Plants of 2011 - by Marie Harrison
HAIR CLUB FOR GARDENERS - Humor - by Jay (Jake) D. Carter

OCT/NOV 2011

BRING ON THE COLD - These fruits can take it - by Nate Hosburgh
TAMING THE WILD MORNING GLORIES - There are many beautiful choices for Florida gardens - by Frederick B. Essig
REVISITING UNBELIEVABLE ACRES - Gene Joyner’s private botanical garden still stretches the imagination - by Tom Hewitt
CRIMSON SECRET - A small flowering tree that deserves to be more popular - by Dodie Ulery
DON’T BUG THIS BUG - If it takes offense, you’ll be sorry - by Dotti Hydue
CREATE A HAVEN FOR BUTTERFLIES - They will thank you by gracing your garden with their presence - by Karen Smoke
FAVORITE FROST SURVIVORS - Cold-hardy plants that look good in a bad winter - by Monica Brandies
GROW ONE...GET ONE FREE - Surprising food sources - by John A. Starnes, Jr.
TOOT A FRUIT - Humor - by Jake (Jake) D. Carter

DEC/JAN 2012

PALMS OF LA MAISON FLEURIE - A Jensen Beach garden is the adopted home of exotic palms from around the globe - by Karinluise Calasant
A GARDEN LOCKED IN TIME - Step into the past at Dudley Farm Historic State Park - by Karen Smoke
THE UPSIDE-DOWN TREE - Baobabs are one of the strangest trees on the planet - by Tom Hewitt
WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR GARDEN - Boating and gardening don’t mix...or do they? - by Lynette L. Walthe
IT’S ALIVE! - Extreme vertical gardening - by Tom Hewitt
HOBBY GREENHOUSES - Is it time to provide your plants with a roof over their heads? - by Barb Henny
CITRUS SURPRISES - Florida’s treasured fruits are endlessly fascinating - by Monica Brandies
TREES ARE NATURAL AIR CONDITIONERS - “Enviroscaping” in Nassau County - by Rebecca L. Jordi and Bea Walker
CSA WELLINGTON - Humor - by Jay (Jake) Carter

FEB/MAR 2012

EPCOT BLOOMS WITH INSPIRATION - Take home some great ideas from the International Flower and Garden Festival - by Lucy Beebe Tobias
AN HERBAL AFFAIR - Spring flings come early in Florida! - by Tom Hewitt
SOME OF THE BEST THINGS IN THE GARDEN ARE FREE - All it takes is some patience and an open mind - by Bill Pitts
PUTTING THE “COMMUNITY” INTO GARDENING - Community gardens are changing lives all over Florida - by Lynette L. Walther
THREE’S A CHARM - This extraordinary Boca Raton garden is a triple treat - by Tom Hewitt
GROW YOUR OWN FOOD BANK - Perennial edibles and an adventuresome palate are the keys - by John A. Starnes, Jr.
EUREKA! - Now is a great time to visit this lovely Hillsborough County park - by Monica Brandies
STRANGLER FIG GETS A BAD RAP - Killer epiphyte...keystone species...or both? - by Gretchen F. Coyle
THE ROOTS OF ALL EVIL - Humor - by Jay D. Carter

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