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In The Garden Weekly Tours

In The Garden Weekly Tours

In The Garden is hosting weekly garden tours every Thursday beginning December 6. The tours are free and begin at 10:00 a.m. Reservations are not needed. The tour highlights the specialty gardens, how to incorporate more interest into your garden, and some history behind the garden center.

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Jatropha – Little Red Beauty

Jatropha – Little Red Beauty

Jatropha integerrima is a welcome addition for a sunny spot in any size South Florida landscape. Jatropha is a genus of flowering plants in the Euphorbiaceae family. Butterflies love this plant, which can be both a flowering shrub or grown as a standard or tree form. Jatropha has dark green leaves ...

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Aloe vera:  A soothing plant

Aloe vera: A soothing plant

Aloe vera is certainly one of the most useful plants in our south Florida plant palette. Aloe vera is an interesting succulent plant that takes little care but provides big benefits. Every kitchen garden should have an Aloe vera plant and putting one next to your outdoor grilling spot would also be ...

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In The Garden Classes

In The Garden Classes

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from our garden professionals! December 5 – Succulent Gardens                     Assemble and take home a succulent garden in a container while learning more about this unique group of plants.  $35 January 9 – Tropical Floral ...

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R.S. Walsh Landscaping Announces Monthly Photo Contest

R.S. Walsh Landscaping Announces Monthly Photo Contest

R.S. Walsh Landscaping announces their monthly photo contest that showcases the islands of Sanibel and Captiva. Each month, From December – April, individuals can submit photos for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to R.S. Walsh In The Garden – Sanibel’s Retail Garden Center and Outdoor ...

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In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits Community Housing and Resources

In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits Community Housing and Resources

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 November 1 – 30 will benefit Community Housing and Resources ...

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Zamia: Cardboard palm

Zamia: Cardboard palm

Zamia (Zamia furfuracea) is a cycad, one of the most ancient of plant species. This particular cycad is native to parts of Mexico and Veracruz and has become a favorite in Florida. This plant grows very slowly and has leaves that radiate from a small central trunk. The zamia usually reaches a ...

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White Bird of Paradise

White Bird of Paradise

White Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Nicolai), stands out with its large leaves and exotic flower. It grows in a clumping form and is one of the most unique tropical plants seen in the Florida landscape. Resembling a banana plant, there is nothing formal about the White Bird of Paradise. It is often ...

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The elegant palm that can be used for making jam

The elegant palm that can be used for making jam

The Sylvester date palm tree, also known as the phoenix sylvestris, is one of the most popular palm trees in the world. This luxurious tree is often used for renowned golf courses, tropical hotels, along major highways and can be used on larger home lots where there is room for a true statement ...

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Prickly pear cactus: Tortoise candy

The prickly pear cactus (Opuntia spp.) is from the cactaceae family and is native to Florida and the deserts of the American Southwest. Although they look like they only belong in the deserts, there is a variety that loves the sandy shores of our island beaches. They are highly drought tolerant of ...

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