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Month: October 2019

The Florida Royal Palm is Truly Majestic

The Florida Royal Palm (Roystonea Regia) is a Florida native palm species and is often considered one of the most beautiful palms in the world.  The species is native to South Florida, Mexico, parts of Central America and the Caribbean. The palm is characterized by its smooth gray trunk and its long full fronds.  The […]

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Orange bird of paradise: a show stopper

Orange Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) is one of the most recognized tropical plants in our island plant palette. This plant is so closely associated with island life that the blooms are a favorite subject in tropical floral arrangements, fabrics and island style decor. The orange bird of paradise is a slow grower and makes […]

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In The Garden Employees Earn Certification

Cindi Vos and Chris Stack of In The Garden have become Certified Horticulture Professionals through the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA). The 8-week FNGLA Certified Horticulture Professional (FCHP) program is the industry’s only standard for measuring horticulture knowledge on everything from plant and pest identification to landscape management. Candidates must pass a comprehensive […]

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In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits The Community House/Sanibel Community Association

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. Spirit Tree donations from November 1-30 benefit The Community House/Sanibel Community Association. Canvas spirit tree tags can be purchased at the garden […]

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Hurricane palm: A true survivor

Hurricane palm (Dictyosperma) is a superior survivor in the face of high winds and punishing hurricane conditions which earned it the nickname ‘hurricane palm.’ While it’s strong enough to withstand those types of conditions, it’s also a very elegant palm earning the other common name of princess palm. A palm that can be both beautiful […]

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R.S. Walsh Landscaping Unveils New Logos

R.S. Walsh Landscaping, a family-owned and operated, full-service landscape design-build company has updated their company logo and the logo for their Sanibel garden center, In The Garden. “We’ve redesigned our logo maintaining the hummingbird that has been part of our company’s brand since our inception,” said Robert Walsh, owner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping. “The hummingbird […]

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Gaillardia: Blanket of Sunshine

Gaillardia pulchella, gaillardia or blanket-flower, is one of our fun Florida natives. It is a colorful flowering plant often found along dunes, coastal areas and roadsides. This plant thrives in full sun and open, well-drained areas. It prefers sandy soil, is salt tolerant and is highly drought tolerant. In South Florida, under natural conditions, gaillardia […]

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Carissa: the green armored buffer

Carissa (Carissa macrocarpa) is native to South Africa, but they are a long time favorite of our area and you will find them planted along the eastern coastline of Florida and a couple places along the western coast of Southwest Florida. One of the large varieties that grows well in South Florida is the natal […]

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