While listening to Mike McGrath on NPR this morning, I heard of a new, organic, and evidently, efficient way of controlling fire ants! Nematodes can be used to control or eliminate fire ants, fleas, fly and grub larvae. ANTidote is the product and evidently can take 2 weeks - several months to have complete effect. The caller who suggested it was from Texas and had a large infestation; the product has been effective for her. An article from Gulf Coast Bio Tech that appeared in an Alabama newspaper also discusses this product that could make chemical toxins obsolete.
Some of my favorites garden flowers: Bat Face Cuphea
So now my pictures are unusually small...what's up with that?