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Bougainvillea: Color galore

Bougainvillea: Color galore

This spring was perhaps one of the best seasons for the vivid and plentiful color produced by the various bougainvillea cultivars in our local area. They do like it hot and dry and that is certainly what they got this year. Bougainvillea is a genus of thorny ornamental vines, bushes, and trees with ...

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R.S. Walsh Chosen for ‘Make Rachel Elegant Again’ restoration project

R.S. Walsh Chosen for ‘Make Rachel Elegant Again’ restoration project

The Edison Park Neighborhood Association has adopted the Rachel at the Well landmark at 2404 McGregor Blvd. as part of the city of Fort Myers “Adopt- A-Median Program.” The association is seeking donations to have the landscaping professionally designed as a phase two enhancement to the ...

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Bahama cassia: Butterfly attractor

Bahama cassia: Butterfly attractor

Bahama Cassia (Cassia chapmanii) also known as (Cassia Bahamanesis) is an excellent choice for a South Florida butterfly garden. With delicate green leaves and pretty buttercup yellow flowers it attracts many of the Florida sulfur butterfly species as both a nectar source, as well as an important ...

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In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits CROW

In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits CROW

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 December 1-31 will benefit Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife ...

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Carissa: the green armored buffer

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 ...

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Adonidia Palm – Easy and Elegant

Adonidia Palm – Easy and Elegant

Adonidia Palm (Veitchia merrillii) is an ideal palm for a small entry or to put in a container on a pool deck or patio. This palm only grows to between 12 – 15 feet in height which is rather small for palm trees. The Adonidia looks like a miniature royal palm with its gray trunk

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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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