Month: May 2019

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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Sea Lavender is a Beautiful Native

The Sea-lavender (Tournefortia gnaphalodes) is a beautiful south Florida native found along beaches and sand dunes. This species is on Florida’s endangered species list due to development of coastal areas. This unique plant can grow several feet in height, though in most cases it would be kept at a couple of feet in height due […]

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R.S. Walsh Landscaping Hosts 5th Annual Fishing Tournament

We held our 5th Annual Sanibel Causeway Fishing Tournament on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Approximately 100 employees and family members attended. The catch and release tournament was held to raise awareness of water quality issues and to thank our team for their hard work. $2,400 will be donated to the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) […]

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Mexican flame vine – ole!

The Mexican flame vine (Senecio confuses) is a prolific bloomer and quite the rambler. This plant is a Central American native from Mexico to Honduras, so of course it loves the hot climate of Southwest Florida. With lovely dark green foliage it climbs, winds and rambles over any fence, trellis, arbor or anything else it […]

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Black-Eyed Susan Attracts Butterflies

Black-eyed Susan (Rudebeckia hirta var.floridana) is a species in the Rudbeckia family found throughout Florida in the sandhills, Flatwoods, and disturbed areas. This wildflower species is characterized by its compound flower head consisting of many long yellow ray florets with a dark brown center. Depending on the conditions this species can perform as a short-lived […]

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Beauty queen of the butterfly garden

With such an intriguing name, the golden dewdrop (Duranta erecta) sounds magical, and its beauty is a tell-tale sign for that. If given proper love and attention, the Florida shrub can bring a touch of elegance anywhere its planted. Violet blooms and golden berries encompass this wild plant, often appearing at the same time to […]

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