Month: April 2017

Mexican flame vine – ole!

The Mexican flame vine (Senecio confuses) is a prolific bloomer and quite the rambler. This plant is a Central American native from Mexico to Honduras, so of course it loves the hot climate of Southwest Florida. With lovely dark green foliage it climbs, winds and rambles over any fence, trellis, arbor or anything else it […]

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Bougainvillea: Color galore

This spring was perhaps one of the best seasons for the vivid and plentiful color produced by the various bougainvillea cultivars in our local area. They do like it hot and dry and that is certainly what they got this year. Bougainvillea is a genus of thorny ornamental vines, bushes, and trees with flower-like spring […]

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R.S. Walsh Landscaping Announces Winner of March Photo Contest

The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s March photo contest is Sue Schaller. The theme of the March contest was “Palm Trees.” Submitted photos were posted on R.S. Walsh’s In The Garden Facebook page and at the company’s Sanibel garden center. Visitors to the Facebook page and the garden center were able to vote on their […]

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Starburst clerodendrum: bursting with blooms

Starburst clerodendrum (clerodendrum quadriloculare) is a beautiful flowering ornamental shrub that brings vibrant flower clusters and colorful foliage to any garden. Clerodendrum includes over 450 species of evergreen or deciduous trees, shrubs and climbers that are suited to warmer climates and tropical regions in the Eastern Hemisphere. The starburst is native to New Guinea and […]

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In the Garden: Miracle fruit

Miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) is truly a miraculous plant with the amazing ability to actually transform your taste buds! Originating in West Africa, the berries from this plant have been used for centuries in Africa to sweeten many of the sour foods that make up the majority of their diet. This effect is due to […]

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