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OCT/NOV 1995, VOL. 1, NO. 1 (out of print)

AIR PLANTS EXTAORDINAIRE - Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota - by Kathy Nelson
SOLVING THE MOONFLOWER MYSTERY - Growing moonflowers - by Monica Brandies
VEGETABLES IN FLORIDA - by Al
an 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 Carter



DEC/JAN 1996, VOL. 1, NO. 2 (out of print)

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 Carter



FEB/MAR 1996, VOL. 1, NO. 3 (out of print)

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 Carter


APR/MAY 1996, VOL. 1, NO. 4 (out of print)

DAYLILIES: A KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLOR - by Fred Fallman
FLOWERS ON YOUR PLATE - 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
WHAT’S NEW FOR 1996 - A report from TPIE - by Robert Haehle
IS THE PLURAL OF ASPARAGUS ASPARAGUSES OR ASPARAGI? - Humor - by Jay Carter


JUN/JUL 1996, VOL. 1, NO. 5 (out of print)

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 Carter


AUG/SEP 1996, VOL. 1, NO. 6 (out of print)

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 Carter


OCT/NOV 1996, VOL. 2, NO. 1 (out of print)

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 - Growing 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 Carter


DEC/JAN 1997, VOL. 2, NO. 2 (out of print)

‘TWAS THE BLIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS - Humor - by Jay 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
USING COMPOST IN YOUR GARDEN - by Gene Joyner
OLD GARDEN ROSES, PERFECTLY ADAPTED TO FLORIDA - by Robert Haehle
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 and how to make a worm box - by Gina Sousa


FEB/MAR 1997, VOL. 2, NO. 3 (out of print)

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 Carter


APR/MAY 1997, VOL. 2, NO. 4 (out of print)

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 Carter


JUN/JUL 1997, VOL. 2, NO. 5 (out of print)

BUTTERFLY WORLD - In Ft. 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 (out of print)

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 (out of print)

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 (out of print)

BOK TOWER GARDENS - Near 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 (out of print)

HEATHCOTE BOTANICAL GARDENS - In Ft. 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 Stephan
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 (out of print)

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’s 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 (out of print)

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 (out of print)

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 (out of print)

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 Burns
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 (out of print)

A RAINFOREST, CLOSE TO HOME - A visit to 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 transformed 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! - Bees are beneficial in the garden - by Christina DiMartino
WRITING IN CIRCLES - Humor - by Jay D. Carter


JUN/JUL 1999, VOL. 4, NO. 5 (out of print)

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 the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition - 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 just 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. Carter


OCT/NOV 1999, VOL. 5, NO. 1 (out of print)

WINTER FLOWERING SHRUBS - by Robert Haehle
LAKE COUNTY’S DISCOVERY GARDENS - A great place to visit for ideas and inspiration - 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 (out of print)

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 - Bromeliads bring exciting colors and exotic shapes to our gardens - 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 (out of print)
Ferns Are Not Like Flowers - Fascinating foliage plants to cool your garden - by Monica Brandies
Third Street Poet - Naples shopping district is transformed into a botanical garden - by Jane Thompson
Substitute Plants - Some of the many 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 (out of print)

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 quiet spot of peace and beauty in Sarasota - by Madonna Dries Christensen
Florida’s Secret Jewels - Who ever heard of clematis in a Florida garden? - by Frederick B. Essig
What’s New for 2000 - Great new offerings from the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition - 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 - Places of quiet beauty on a special island - by Christina DiMartino
Barbados Cherry - Grow this tropical fruit for your health’s sake - by Paula Z. Smith
Using Garden Ornaments - Tips to 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

Merritt 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 - Is it getting warmer, or is it just me? - by Renee Shaw
A Passion for Her Work - A profile of Leeann Connelly of Tropical Pond and Garden - by Monica Brandies
High Performance Perennials - Just the thing for today’s time-challenged homeowners - 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 (out of print)

Heart of the Redlands - Homestead’s Fruit and Spice Park is truly "one of a kind" - 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 Elephant’s...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, and variety -by Kim Warneke
Decorating for the Holidays...Naturally - Discover what Florida has to offer - 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 of fresh produce - 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 these South African beauties - by Frederick Essig
The Plum of the Tropics - Spondius fruits with future possibilities - by Margaret Basile
Flowers in the Mist - An easy to install and inexpensive misting system for your garden - Dolores Nordin
Mother Earth Delivers! The Backyard Vegetable Garden - Organically grown vegies - by Gina Sousa
Ignorance is Bliss - Asparagus recipes - Renee Shaw
The Immigrant Queen - Coral vine or queen’s wreath - 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 (out of print)

Don’t Throw Away Those Lilies! - Good news for Easter lily lovers. - by Frederick B. Essig
Master of The Breakers - The man behind world-renowned gardens in Palm Beach. - by Tom Hewitt
Extraordinary Eggplant - Exotic colors, custom shapes, and 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, but be prepared to duck.- by Sandra Scarpa
The Malay Apple and Its Relatives - 4 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 tiny, iridescent marvels. - by Marie Harrison
Under the Wings of Garuda - David Fairchild’s legacy is alive and well at The Kampong. - by Margaret J. Basile
Golden Blossoms, Wings, and Worms - Cassias make wonderful landscape plants and butterfly nurseries. - by Sandy Huff
How I Fell Into the Pond - A personal journey into the world of water gardening. - by Andye Healy
Summer Dormancy - Finally - 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 (out of print)

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 a salt problem - by Marie Harrison
Lovely to Look At - A spikey, but 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 SANSEVIERIASs - They’re not your old mother-in-law’s tongue anymore - 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
A 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 - This old Florida favorite gets better all the time - by Josie Willis
Doin’ What Comes Naturally - A landscape that’s 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 - The advantages of 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 (out of print)

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 - Make 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 Day Lilies - One of the Panhandle’s best-kept secrets - by May L. 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 - Meet one of Florida’s most distinguished gardeners - by Tom Hewitt
Unique Useppa Island - A Delightful Surprise Lies Just 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 - So Many 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 - Enjoy the tropical beauty and fascinating history of this Fort Lauderdale landmark - 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 in your landscape - by Marie Harrison
EDIBLE LANDSCAPING - Growing some of your own 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. 6ROSES 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 don’t 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 Heath
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 Florida’s 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 - They may be 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 - They deserve a place in your garden - 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 - Gainesville’s 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-Ford’s garden - by Robert Haehle
WHAT’S BUGGING YOU? - Garden critters to enjoy or tolerate - by Karen Lawrence
GROWING CHAYOTE FOR FOOD AND FUN - by Johnny “Papaya” Burns
WHAT’S 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 - Florida’s 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 - Now’s the time to get started - by John A. Starnes
TROPICAL SIZZLE - African tulip trees - by Kathy Nelson
NATURE’S EXQUISITE EXTERMINATORS - Dragonflies - by Betsy S. Franz
HORTI-SCAM - Humor - by Jay D. Carter


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

IDA’S 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 MAN’S 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 Chiefland’s 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


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