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Month: March 2019

In The Garden – Papaya Tree

Spring is the time for this luscious fruit. The papaya tree is an exotic fruiting specimen that grows best in USDA zones 9 and 10. Native to Central America, this tropical plant thrives in subtropical areas of the Caribbean and throughout South Florida. This plant belongs to the Caricacae family that includes 27 to 30 […]

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In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and Education Foundation

In The Garden – Sanibel’s Retail Garden Center and Outdoor Showroom has planted a spirit tree that benefits local non-profits. The Olive tree was chosen because it represents love and charity. Spirit tree donations from April 1-30 benefit The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and Education Foundation. Canvas spirit tree tags can be purchased at the […]

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March Photo Contest Winner Announced. Enter our April Contest!

The winner of our March photo contest is Marianne Pasqual. The theme of the contest was “Palms in Black and White.” Submitted photos were posted on our In The Garden Facebook and Instagram pages and at our Sanibel garden center. Visitors to the Facebook and Instagram pages and the garden center were able to vote […]

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Dahoon Holly

The native Dahoon Holly (Ilex Cassine) is a versatile, small shade tree that can be utilized in various locations in your island landscape.  The Dahoon Holly is a great bird attractor and it produces a bright red display of berries in the fall and winter.  These berries are desired by Mockingbirds, Robins, Waxwings and many […]

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In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits The Captiva Island Historical Society

In The Garden – Sanibel’s Retail Garden Center and Outdoor Showroom has planted a spirit tree that benefits local non-profits. The Olive tree was chosen because it represents love and charity. Spirit tree donations from March 1 – 31 benefit The Captiva Island Historical Society. Canvas spirit tree tags can be purchased at the garden […]

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