Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern Coasts

March, 2004
Regional Report

Web Finds

Water Wonder
If you have a water garden or would like one, or if you just like to visit them, check this International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society site. It's full of informative articles about everything from pond gardening history to a host of waterlilies and beyond. Cruise around on the site and then follow this route to a very important article. Go through the "Gateway to Water Gardening" on the home page, click on "Water Gardening" then "Aquatic and Marginal Plants." Scroll down that page to "Special Articles" and read Larry Maupin's great article about invasive pond plants. It's the best summary of the situation we all face as gardeners that I've ever read.


Try this side dish instead of potatoes for a change.

1 medium head cauliflower
? cup chopped fresh parsley
4-6 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
2 tablespoons butter or your favorite substitute
2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese
Strip leaves and rinse cauliflower; cut or break into chunks. Steam until just tender; do not overcook.

Melt butter in skillet, then toss in garlic and parsley, cook and stir about a minute. Add cauliflower and coat it with the mixture in the skillet. As soon as it is coated, sprinkle on parmesan cheese and remove pan from heat and cover it. Serve in five minutes.

Makes 4 generous servings.


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