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Month: February 2018

In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits Captiva Historical Society

In The Garden – Sanibel’s Retail Garden Center and Outdoor Showroom – has planted a spirit tree that will benefit island non-profits. The Olive tree was chosen because it represents love and charity. The Captiva Island Historical Society is the March recipient. Established in 2011, the Captiva Island Historical Society (CIHS) is committed to the […]

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

The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s Febuary photo contest is Angela Ellacott. The theme of the February contest was “Gardening.” 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 favorites. […]

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Blue Porterweed is a Butterfly Attractant

Blue Porterweed (Stachytarpheta cayennensis) is part of the Verbenaceae family. The bright green leaves have a quilt-like appearance and a toothed leaf margin. Small deep blue to purple flowers appear starting at the bottom of the bloom spike and extending up towards the top of the spike over time. The purple blooms appear throughout the […]

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Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is Beneficiary of February Spirit Tree

In The Garden – Sanibel’s Retail Garden Center and Outdoor Showroom – has planted a spirit tree that will benefit island non-profits. The Olive tree was chosen because it represents love and charity. Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is the February beneficiary. Sanibel Historical Museum and Village was founded in 1984 with a mission to […]

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Wax Myrtle – A Hardy Island Native

Wax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera) is a native plant that can take whatever conditions our islands can dish out. This variety of Myrica is found mainly in the Southeastern United States. It thrives in the heat or the cold, is salt tolerant and can do well in either sandy dry conditions as well as in wet […]

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