|SPECIAL PLACES &
Arbico Environmentals, P.O. Box 4247, Tucson AZ., 85738-1247 (800-827-2847)
Arbor Grow: in Fort Lauderdale - Organic Insecticides, (954-583-8634)
The Bug Store 113 West Argonne Street in St. Louis, Mo. 63122-1104. (800-455-2847)
Extension Service Offices have recipes for both green and ripe mangoes. In Broward County, 3245 College Avenue, Davie, 33314, (954-370-3725). In Palm Beach County, (561-276-1260 and 683-1777) and in Dade County, (305-248-3311)
The Division of Plant Industry has regional numbers. Inspection agents are usually at the phone from 8-8:30 a.m. and from 4-4:30 p.m.; at other times, leave a recorded message. Call (352-372-3505) in Gainesville for inspection forms, etc.
Fairchild Tropical Gardens, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami, (305-667-1651)
Flamingo Gardens, 3750 Flamingo Road, Fort Lauderdale (954-473-2955)
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Mayo
Building room 115, Tallahassee, FL.32304
Lewis Maxwell, 6230 Travis Blvd., Tampa, FL 33610 Florida Poisonous Plants, Snakes, and Insects around $5.oo, plus shipping also various garden books at around $6.00 plus S&H.
Mounts Horticultural Learning Center, 531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, (561-683-1777)
George W. Park Seed, Cokesbury Road, Greenwood, S.C. ( 864-223-7333)
Park's Seed, 1 Parkton Ave., Greenwood, SC 29647-0001. (800-845-3369
Safer Gardens, http://www.victorpest.com/index.htm P.O. Box 1665, New York, NY 10116 or call 1(800)800-1819 Victor Poison-Free and Safer® Brand Pest Control Products. This site is a plethora of information on everything "pesty" in your home and garden. They sell poison free and least toxic pest control products. There is a great search feature on pests, what they are, what diseases they carry, and how to prevent infestation.
Shepard's Garden Seeds, 6116 Highway 9, Felton, CA. (408-335-6910)
major bookstore chains carry South Florida gardening books, but the greatest
variety can be found from garden specialty sources. They include:
Bookstores in the various Botanical Gardens listed on the Internet connection page
Mail order houses such as Arborist Supply House (954-561-9527) and Betrock Information Services, 7770 Davie Road Extension, Hollywood (in Broward, call 954-981-2821; all others call 800-561-3819).
For plant identification try
Betrock's Florida Plant Guide (Betrock) by Edward F. Gilman
Betrock's Reference Guide to Florida Landscape Plants (Betrock) by Timothy K. Broschat and Alan W. Meerow
Florida, My Eden (Florida Classics Library) by Frederic B. Stresau Sr.
Florida Gardener's Guide (Cool Springs Press) by Tom MacCubbin and Georgia Tasker
Native Florida Plants (Gulf Publishing) by Robert Haehle and Joan Brookwell
Tropicals by Gordon Courtright
Gardens by the Sea (University Press) by: The Garden Club of Palm Beach
Virtual Palm and Cycad Encylopedias from the Palm and Cycad Societies of Florida
For plant care try
Tropical Gardening (Pantheon Books) by David Bar-Zvi
The Art of South Florida Gardening (Pineapple Press) by Harold Songdahl and Coralee Leon
The Tropical Look (Timber Press) with photographs by South Florida plant experts, including Larry Schokman and Roger Hammer
The Gardener's Computer Companion: Hundreds of Easy Ways to Use Your Computer for Gardening (No Starch Press), by Bob Boufford
The New Western Gardening Book available through Sunset Books, Lane Publishing Co., Menlo, CA., 94025
The Gardens of Florida (Pelican) By Steven Brooke and Laura Cerwinske
Florida Butterfly Gardening (University Press of Florida)
By Marc C. Minno and Maria Minno