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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

JUN/JUL 2011, Vol. 16, No. 5

BEYOND THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN - Landscaping for Lepidoptera - by Debbie DeLoach Ph.D

KEEPING IT REAL - Creating natural-looking water gardens - by Tom Hewitt

MAGIC UNFURLS AT MCKEE - Celebrate waterlilies in Vero Beach - by Cara Chancellor

THE SCYTHE ALTERNATIVE - A new look at an ancient tool - by Bill Pitts

MAKING GRASS “GREENER” - Lawns may be here to stay, but we can make them more environmentally friendly - by Karen Smoke

PROPER PROPAGATION - How to root stem or basal cuttings - by Monica Brandies

FOUR FAVORITE FUN PLANTS - Sometimes they are almost too “giving” - by Jim Wiggins

A GARDENER’S MOTIVATION - Making a living “playing in the dirt” - by Dena Wild

BANANA METAMORPHOSIS - Humor - by Jay (Jake) 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

APR/MAY 2012 Vol. 17, No. 4

GARDENS GONE WILD - Wildflowers are a natural for springtime gardens - by Lynette L. Walther

DASTARDLY VINES - What not to plant and what to do when you ignore this advice - by Monica Brandies

SUMMERFIELD IN BLOOM - Fun-loving gardeners strut their stuff - by Tom Hewitt

POMEGRANATE (Punica granatum) - These delicious and healthy fruits are everywhere nowadays; why not grow your own? by Steve Lohn

BONSAI MADE SIMPLE - It’s easier to get started than you might think - by Larry Edwards

GARDEN SCIENCE - A look behind the scenes at an Agricultural Research Center - by Barb Henny

“IT” - Give your feet a treat on the Reflexology Path at Nova Southeastern University - by Robert Haehle

NO WEEDS, NO BUGS, NO FUSS GARDENING - How-to hydroponics - by Dena Wild

SAD AND MOODY ‘BOUT MY POODY - Humor - by Jay (Jake) Carter


JUN/JUL 2012 Vol. 17, No. 5

PAN’S GARDEN - Even in tony Palm Beach, native plants are valued - by Tom Hewitt

CATCH SOME Z’S - Find some great hot-weather plants at the end of the alphabet - by Barb Henny

MAKE A SPLASH - Water gardening gives you a whole new plant palette to play with - by Karen Smoke

GARDEN JUNK - “Found objects” are all the rage in garden decor - by Bill Pitts

A BEAUTIFUL AFRICAN LILY - Give Agapanthus a try, even if finding the right kind is a bit tricky - by Marie Harrison

SUMMER EDIBLES - You can grow a surprising number of vegetables and greens now - by Monica Brandies

A THORN BUSH BY ANY OTHER NAME - Angel trumpets, devil trumpets, exploding impatiens, twisted noses and more...! by Mary Glazer

DRAGON WINGS AND LIZARD TAILS - Florida wildlife can take some getting used to - by Dodie Ulery

TO DREAM THE IMPROBABLY DREAM - Humor - by Jay (Jake) Carter


AUG/SEP 2012 Vol. 17, No. 6

DALI’S AVANT GARDEN - Melting clocks and math in St. Pete - by Sandy Huff

FABULOUS FOUR O’CLOCKS - One of the great “passalong” plants - by Tom Hewitt

DEED-RESTRICTED GARDENING - Working with your HOA for the benefit of all - by Madonna Dries Christensen

PALM PROFILE: PALMS THAT CAN STAND UP TO WIND AND SALT - Timely advice for hurricane season - by Karinluise Calasant

COMMON GROUND - Even organic and non-organic gardeners can agree on some things - by Barb Henny

GARDEN LIKE A SUPERHERO - The wonders of Florida-Friendly Landscaping - by Mary Glazer

AVOID COSTLY TREE MISTAKES - Your largest plants deserve some serious consideration - by Monica Brandies

STOP THE INVASIVES - Easier said than done, but the effort is certainly worthwhile - by Karen Smoke

THE exTERMINATOR - Humor - by Jay (Jake) Carter


OCT/NOV 2012 Vol. 18, No. 1

NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S VEGETABLE GARDEN - An American version of a French potager garden in West Palm Beach - by Tom Hewitt

CONTAINER GARDENS STEAL THE SPOTLIGHT - A terrific way to add pizazz to the landscape - by Monica Brandies

PINK AND POWERFUL - Two charming plants help tell the history of women in horticulture - by Barb Henny

THREE EASY GOURMET GREENS - Grow these tasty, nutritious and pricy vegetables in your Florida garden - by Bill Pitts

THE FARM AT ROCKLEDGE GARDENS - A vertical, hydroponic and environmentally-friendly approach that aims to inspire - by Betsy S. Franz

WHAT’S IN A FAMILY? The Solanaceae - Imagine our world without these pretty, tasty and sometimes scary plants - by Frederick B. Essig

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE - Invite nature to your Florida garden - by Karinluise Calasant

HOW TO BUILD A BETTER SCARECROW - Give your landscape some PERSON-ality - by Dodie Ulery

CONKED BY A COCONUT - Humor - by Jay (Jake) Carter


DEC/JAN 2013 Vol. 18, No. 2

POINSETTIA TRIALS - The verdict is in. This Gainesville show is absolutely breathtaking - by Mary Glazer

THE GARDENS OF CASA PHIPPSBERGER - Tropical splendor in the heart of Palm Beach - by Tom Hewitt

PREDICTABLE PINEAPPLES - Take the guesswork out of fruiting pineapples - by Barb Henny

SEEING RED IN THE GARDEN - Plants that insist on being noticed - by Jim Wiggins

BEGONIAS HAVE COME A LONG WAY, BABY - With so much variety, you’re sure to find some stunners for your Florida garden - by Greg Sytch

“THE JUNGLE” AT FLORIDA TECH - In Melbourne, a high tech education and a lush botanical garden are not mutually exclusive - by Nancy Henkelman

COLORS DO COUNT...TO A CATERPILLAR - Snicker all you want, but feed the wildlife - by Sandy Huff

HOUSEPLANTS FOR FLORIDA HOMES - Even here, where plants abound year round, we need some inside, too - by Monica Brandies

BUGS AND THUGS - Humor - by Jay (Jake) Carter


FEB/MAR 2013 Vol. 18, No. 3

THE BACK TEN FEET - An attractive and sustainable solution for a neglected part of most landscapes - by Monica Brandies

THE PERFECT COMPROMISE - Seeing the world through butterfly eyes - by Tom Hewitt

CLIVIA, FLAME OF THE FOREST - A superb houseplant that can be grown outside in Florida - by Marie Harrison

“CANNED” VEGETABLES - Growing in containers makes sense for many reasons - by Barb Henny

DR. B. FRANK BROWN: A LEGEND IN FLORIDA HORTICULTURE - A visit to his home and gardens - by Karinluise Calasant

FLORIDA’S MAGIC PLANTS - Who knew there were any, let alone so many - by Dena Wild

GROW MORE IN LESS SPACE - It’s a good bet that these methods are the wave of the future - by Lucy Beebe Tobias

PALM PROFILE - Palms for containers - by Karinluise Calasant

A NEW-FANGLED EXTENSION AGENT - Wendy Wilber is a shining example of these hard-working professionals - by Mary Glazer

MOVE OVER, ST. AUGUSTINE - Humor - by Jay (Jake) Carter


APR/MAY 2013 Vol. 18, No. 4

MASTERING HORTICULTURE - Plant science moves from the lab to our backyards - by Kaitlyn McBride

EXTEND YOUR LIVING SPACE - Outdoor rooms can be anything you want them to be - by Monica Brandies

THE POWER OF PURPLE - Purple just might be the only indispensable garden color - by Tom Hewitt

TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING - Our water needs our help - by Vicki Parsons

THE PHENOMENAL DIAPHANOUS FRINGETREE - One of the most beautiful sights in the springtime garden - by Dodie Ulery

PALM PROFILE: Pests and Diseases - by Karinluise Calasant

WEEDS! WHAT’S TO LIKE? - Say something good about weeds - by Lynette L. Walther

MAKING A DIFFERENCE - The Boca Raton Garden Club has been serving their community for 60 years - by Tom Hewitt

WHAT’S IN A FAMILY? The Apiaceae - Members of the Carrot Family are grown for food, flavor and sometimes, mischief - by Frederick B. Essig

IS THAT VINE OF MINE WAY OUT OF LINE? - by Jay (Jake) Carter


JUN/JUL 2013 Vol. 18, No. 5

PUT SOME ZING IN YOUR LIFE - Ornamental gingers add that exotic flair you’ve been looking for - by Karinluise Calasant

A NOVEL APPROACH - Mini meadows, custom-made for your Florida garden - by Tom Hewitt

PALM PROFILE - Florida’s native palms - by Karinluise Calasant

SPANISH MOSS: TIME FOR SOME R-E-S-P-E-C-T - Myths dispelled - by Lynette L. Walther

THE RELUCTANT GARDENER - How many of us have “been there, done that”? - by Mary Ellen Barchi

GREAT GRAPES - Florida’s native muscadines are a state treasure - by Steve Lohn

LIANA: INCREASING THE LANDSCAPE WARP AND WOOF - Large, woody vines add another dimension to landscapes - by Doug Caldwell

INSTANT HARVEST - Grow fresh, delicious vegetables the cool, comfortable way - by Monica Brandies

HAND CLIPPERS - Pruning is a high horticultural art - chose your tools accordingly - by Barb Henny

SIMPLY GREEN - Favorite perennial backdrops - by Marie Harrison

JUST A SLAVE TO TIME AND...ORCHIDS - Humor - by Jay (Jake) Carter


AUG/SEP 2013 Vol. 18, No. 6

AN INSIDE LOOK AT ORCHID BREEDING - These spell-binding flowers are big business - by Karen Smoke

THE ILLUSION OF SPACE - Good design can stretch the limits of your landscape - by Tom Hewitt

RANGPUR LIME - A lime in name only - by Jim Wiggins

FLOWERS IN THE SHADE - Florida gardeners have so many great choices - by Monica Brandies

DENA’S GARDEN - Master Gardener Dena Wild graciously shows us through her Orlando garden - by Bill Pitts

WHAT’S IN A FAMILY - The Araliaceae - What could Schefflera and dollar weed possibly have in common? - by Frederick B. Essig

OLD-FASHIONED ALTHAEA - One of north Florida’s showiest summer-flowering shrubs - by Marie Harrison

DON’T LET LIMITATIONS DEFINE YOUR GARDENING - Where there’s a will, there’s a way - by Lynette L. Walther

CAIRN YOU BELIEVE IT? - Humor - Jay (Jake) Carter


OCT/NOV 2013 Vol. 19, No. 1

KEEPING EDISON’S LEGACY ALIVE - This wonderful mix of gardens, history and science can be found in Fort Myers - by Sandy Huff

PROTECTING OUR GIANTS - Champion trees are a state treasure - by Tom Hewitt

FRONT YARD MEADOW DESIGN - Doing this the right way can win over the critics - by Bill Pitts

BEETS AND TURNIPS - Tasty traditional crops for your winter vegetable garden - by Barb Henny

THE BRILLIANT CROSSVINE - Plus an equally brilliant trellis to grow it on - by Dodie Ulery

BRING YOUR FLOWERS INTO THE SPOTLIGHT - If you don’t show them off, who will? - by Monica Brandies

BATTY OVER BATS - The more you learn about them, the better they look - by Karinluise Calasant

A-MAZE-ING - Getting lost and confused in West Palm Beach is more fun than ever - by Tom Hewitt

THE DEVIL IN MY YARD - Don’t let these creatures scare you out of your garden - by Dotti Hydue

THE LUMBER, MY FRIEND, IS BLOWING IN THE WIND - Humor - by Jay (Jake) Carter

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January/February
March/April
May/June
July/August
September/October
November/December

Only the order of the months and print dates have changed. We will still have six great issues every year, and current subscribers will not miss an issue. If you have any questions/concerns, please call us toll-free at 1-888-265-3600 (ext 110).

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Vol. 20, No. 1, January/February 2015

FEATURES

15 Small Space Gardens - Get the maximum out of minimum space

21 Cold-Hardy Bromeliads - Keep the tropical look through the cold season

24 Container Recipes - One for sun, one for shade

33 Everglades Wonder Gardens - A Florida artist saves a piece of history

44 Where Did All the Bad Bugs Go?

DEPARTMENTS

10 Region Reports - Gardening information specifically for your area

14 Hot Plants - ‘Blue Glow’ agave

26 Garden Basics - Pint-sized pollinators

38 The Conscientious Gardener - Creating a chicken-friendly garden

The Edibles
- 46 Easy eggplants
- 50 Mike has a huge veggie garden ... and he loves to share
- 54 Florida tomatoes

58 Garden Profile - From landfill to garden

62 Calendar of Events - Gardening-related events from all over the state

66 Only in Florida - A winter conundrum

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Vol. 20, No. 2, March/April 2015

FEATURES

13 Fragrant Plants that Grow in the Shade

18 In Search of the Ideal Border - Create an old-fashioned mixed border that would make the pros jealous!

26 The Bold and the Beautiful - Using Florida natives to enrich your landscape

35 Accessorize Your Fence! - Add interest to your fencing with your favorite decorations

46 Gesneriads - Meet more of the African violet family

DEPARTMENTS

6 Florida Tidbits - Gardening news and info from around the state

7 Florida Letters - Comments and suggestions from Florida Gardening readers

8 Region Reports - Gardening information specifically for your area

12 Hot Plants - Diamond Frost euphorbia

44 The Conscientious Gardener - Florida’s Anoles And Geckoes: Bring On The Bugs!

45 Garden Basics - Poison Ivy

51 The Edibles - Growing your own peppers

58 Garden Profile - Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens

62 Calendar of Events - Gardening-related events from all over the state

66 Only in Florida - Gardening with bulldogs

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Vol. 20, No. 3, May/June 2015

FEATURES

16 Space-Saving Herbs

22 Ixora Shrubs are Litmus Test for Several Soil Nutrient Problems

25 Gardening with Cats

38 Epiphytes to the Rescue

42 For Fewer, Less Itchy Mosquito Bites

44 Balancing Act - Native wildflowers help keep gardens looking natural

50 Oh, My Aching Back! - A gardener and a creaky spine just don’t go together

DEPARTMENTS

6 Florida Tidbits - Gardening news and info from around the state

7 Florida Letters - Comments and suggestions from Florida Gardening readers

8 Ask the Expert - Advice for gardeners all over Florida

12 Region Reports - Gardening information specifically for your area

15 Hot Plants - Red Bay

30 Garden Basics - All About Mulches

34 Container Recipes

54 The Edibles - Zucchini

56 Garden Profile - The Jacksonville Zoo and Garden’s Land of the Tiger

62 Calendar of Events - Gardening-related events from all over the state

66 Only in Florida - Are We Going to Pot?

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Vol. 20, No. 4, July/August 2015

FEATURES

18 Breaking the Rules - When it comes to ground covers, one size doesn't fit all

24 Pinch Hitters - Look around and you'll discover many plants that mimic northern favorites

32 Caution: Check Before You Ever Plant a Vine

38 Take a Load Off - Planning cozy spaces and comfy seating for your garden

44 Reducing Weeds Organically

DEPARTMENTS

6 Florida Tidbits - Gardening news and info from around the state

7 Florida Letters - Comments and suggestions from Florida Gardening readers

8 Ask the Expert - Advice for gardeners all over Florida

12 Region Reports - Gardening information specifically for your area

16 Hot Plants - Coral Bean

30 Container Recipes

50 The Edibles - Growing, Vining, Twining Edibles 101

56 Garden Profile - Things are popping up all over in the new Bulb Garden at Mounts

64 Calendar of Events - Gardening-related events from all over the state

66 Only in Florida - The Return of Jake Arter Private Exterminator

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Vol. 20, No. 5, September/October 2015

FEATURES

16 Grand Entrance - Some people just know how to welcome visitors to their door

26 Hostile Takeover

6 invasives of Florida gardens and how to get rid of them

30 Container Recipes - One for sun, one for shade

35 Fire & Water - Using fire and water features in the landscape

DEPARTMENTS

6 Florida Tidbits - Gardening news and info from around the state

8 Ask the Expert - Advice for gardeners all over Florida

12 Region Reports - Gardening information specifically for your area

15 Hot Plants - Firecracker plant

20 How To Do That - How to make potpourri at home

42 The Conscientious Gardener - Hosting and inviting owls to your garden

46 The Edibles

46 Grow your own cabbage and Brussels sprouts

49 Growing heart-healthy avocados

52 Growing green beans in the home garden

56 Garden Profile- Garden artifacts give this colorful garden its soul

62 Calendar of Events - Gardening-related events from all over the state

66 Only in Florida - Black orchid, black death

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