Month: November 2016


Giving Tuesday is  November 29th we are supporting CROW. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving  and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season. The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife […]

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In the Garden: Foxtail palm

The foxtail palm (Wodyetia bifurcate) is the epitome of a true specimen palm. The foxtail being the only species in its genus Wodyeti, this palm claims a name for itself by its unique nomenclature and origin story. Originally found in the Australian outback, the tree gained its botanical name from an aboriginal man who stumbled […]

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Lipstick palm: Dress up your palm garden

The lipstick palm also known as red sealing wax palm or rajah is an ornamental palm. With striking bright red crown shafts and leaf sheaths and a bamboo-like appearance, it makes a visually pleasing addition to a palm garden or tropical landscape. The lipstick palm is a favorite among many landscapers and gardeners. Its aesthetic […]

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Landscape Architect Bob Melzer joins R.S. Walsh

R.S. Walsh Landscaping announces that landscape architect Bob Melzer has joined the full-service landscape design-build company. “We are excited to add Bob to our team,” said owner Robert Walsh. “He has a passion for the landscape profession and is a proven leader with deep roots in Southwest Florida. He brings a unique approach to design […]

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Staghorn fern: vegetated art

The staghorn fern is a tropical plant native to the Philippines, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Australia, Madagascar, Africa and America. Mainly known for their growth in northern Florida they can also thrive in Southwest Florida, with the most common type for our area being the (Platycerium superbum). Known for their artistic look with their two distinctive […]

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Running wild over the beaches

Watch out for Florida’s Railroad Vine (Ipomoea pes-caprae) as it comes racing into to your landscape today. The fast pace of this vine might surprise you, with its signature ‘track-like’ branches slipping from your grip, and into the rest of your garden! Also referred to as the beach morning glory, this vine gets its nickname […]

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