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 
Iowa Pyro Supply, 1000 130th St., Stanwood, Iowa, 52337, (319-945-6637) 

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 

Pond Plants 

  • Lily Pons Water Gardens, P.O. Box 10, Lilly Pons, MD. 21712-0010 
  • Slocum Water Gardens, 1101 Cypress Gardens Rd., Winter Haven, FL 33880 
  • Tropical Pond & Garden 17888 61Place North, Loxahatchee, FL 33470 (561-791-8994) 
  • Aquatic Plant Management in Plantation (954-462-0868) sells and installs spike rush. 
Premier Roses http://www.premroses.com/ A source for all varieties of Roses including antique roses, groundcovers, climbers and minatures 9759 Elder Creek Road, Sacramento,CA 95829 Call: 916-369 ROSE (7673)

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) 

Books: Many 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 

Other books

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