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Month: February 2019

Lily of the Nile

The agapathus africanus, commonly called Lily of the Nile is native to South Africa. The name agapanthus is derived from the Greek word agape, meaning love, and anothos meaning flower. The ‘Flower of Love’ is exemplified in its use in tropical landscapes throughout the world, and most importantly southwest Florida. The Lily of the Nile […]

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Spring Equinox Meditation at In The Garden

Join islander, healthy living coach, yoga and meditation teacher, Tamara Joffe and R.S. Walsh Landscaping In The Garden to welcome the first day of spring and the Spring Equinox on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 10:30 am. There will be a short introduction to meditation and a moving meditation walk on the beautiful grounds of […]

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Our native sunflower loves the beach

Southern Florida is bringing the sun to you with this native bloomer, the dune sunflower (Helianthus debilis), which owns a bright flare of yellow, and spreads like a wild fire! But don’t be alarmed, this flowering sprout of the sand dunes can be the perfect complement to your seaside landscape. The dune sunflower is a […]

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February Photo Contest Winner Announced – Enter Our March Contest!

The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s February photo contest is Laurie Hafener. The theme of the contest was “Life in the Mangroves.” Submitted photos were posted on R.S. Walsh’s In The Garden Facebook and Instagram pages and at the company’s Sanibel garden center. Visitors to the Facebook and Instagram pages and the garden center were […]

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Cycad: the ancient plant

Cycadophyta, “cycads”, are an ancient group of tropical and subtropical plants dating back more than 200 million years ago, from the time of the dinosaur age. While they dominated the landscape then, they are now becoming endangered. Often mistaken for palms, cycads are gymnosperms (naked seeded), meaning their unfertilized seeds are open to the air […]

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Show your colors with cordylines

Cordyline fruticose, a native to Southeast Asia, is often referred to as a ti plant or Hawaiian ti. Because the growing conditions are favorable in Hawaii for growing these plants, many of the varieties of cordylines are grown commercially there, even though the plant is not native to Hawaii. These plants grow well in zones […]

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