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Month: January 2018

Dwarf hibiscus: small plant, big impact

Hibiscus is in the Malvaceae family of tropical plants and are known worldwide as the poster plant for tropical islands. You can hardly see an advertisement about an island getaway that doesn’t feature one of these lovely flowers. A dwarf hibiscus is a variety of hibiscus plant that has been cultivated to be used as […]

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Thank You for Continuing to Exceed Our Expectations

To the Walsh Landscaping Staff, This note comes with my sincere thanks for the work you have done and continue to do to maintain our property on Sanibel.  Our landscape looks quite lovely!  Under your care our property has turned into a lovely manicured landscape that melts into the natural wildness. Trevor and his crew […]

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Beautiful gifts from the garden are the perfect Valentine’s gift

$18 Anthuriums – beautiful heart-shaped red flowers 10% off all candles A fresh selection of tropical orchids  Garden gifts and accessories Pottery and garden art  Colorful tropicals Art pieces crafted by local artisans Let our staff find a unique and creative gift that reflects the beauty of the islands

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Magnolia, the Southern Beauty

The Southern Magnolia is an evergreen tree that grows naturally throughout much of the southeastern United States and can be found from eastern North Carolina, all the way west to easternmost Texas. The Southern Magnolia’s creamy, white fragrance-filled bloom was chosen in 1900 by students from Mississippi to be the state flower and voted to […]

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

The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s January photo contest is Linda Burton. The theme of the January contest was “Bikes and Hikes.” 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 […]

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Sanibel-Captiva Art League Paint-Out at In The Garden

The Sanibel-Captiva Art League held their January 11 plein-air “Paint-Out” at R.S. Walsh’s In The Garden, the island’s retail garden center and outdoor showroom. The group meets Thursdays at different locations around the islands and will visit the garden center again on March 8. “In The Garden is a favorite spot for our painters,” said […]

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The rattlesnake plant

Calathea lancifolia (rattlesnake plant) is a species of plant in the Marantaceae family and is a native to Brazil. This particular calathea is one of several dozen different cultivars of calatheas or prayer plants as they are sometimes commonly known. This type of plant comes in a wide variety of colors and leaf patterns and […]

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Blue butterfly bush: flight of fancy

The blue butterfly bush (Rotheca myricoides) is part of the Verbena family of tropical flowering plants that love the sub-tropical environment of our area. Also known as butterfly clerodendrum and clerodendrum ugandense, this plant is originally from Africa. The best growing conditions for this plant would be in partial sun/shade, frequent waterings, but not too […]

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