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Month: May 2018

Vote Us “The Best”

Please vote us BEST LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR in The News-Press Best promotion. Please also support our island neighbors She Sells Sea Shells – Sanibel as Best Place to Buy Shells and Best Gift Shop and Sweet Melissa’s Cafe as Best Destination for Foodies. You can vote one time per day, per email address through Sunday, June […]

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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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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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Powderpuffs in Paradise

The Powderpuff tree (Calliandra haematocephala) is a small ornamental tree blooming with a variety of colors ranging from red, pink to white with striking brilliant powder puffs. The flowers appear on and off all year but tend to bloom more in the summer months. The hardy branches create an interesting crown of the tree. Forming […]

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Southern Showstopper

Confederate Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) is an intoxicatingly fragrant vine that causes me to take deep breathes to draw in the scent I associate with the heat of summer and lazy days on the porch. It is a quintessentially southern vine that grows rampant across any structure or surface you will allow it on. With its […]

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Bananas

What could be more tropical than growing your own bananas? In our sub-tropical paradise, growing this luscious fruit is generally easy. There are two species of banana, Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana, and most banana cultivars are hybrids of these species. The many cultivars produce fruit in a wide array of taste, size and quality. […]

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Garden Gift Shop Sale

20-50% off all garden merchandise in our gift shop through the month of May. We have a large selection of unique home and garden accents.  Hurry in for best selection.  

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