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Florida Peperomia

Florida Peperomia

Florida Peperomia (Peperomia obstusifolia) is a native groundcover primarily used for natural landscapes and shade gardens in southwest Florida. This unique species is an epiphytic herb with thick succulent leaves 2-6 inches long. This plant grows 6-9 inches in height and spreads and forms clumps ...

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Seabreeze Bamboo

Seabreeze Bamboo

Seabreeze Bamboo (Bambusa Malingensis) is an excellent choice to create a natural living green privacy screen in your garden. A non-invasive, clumping bamboo, it does not produce runners that spread across the garden. Seabreeze is a salt tolerant variety, it grows to about 35’ high and will stand ...

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Queen’s Wreath Vine – Regal Beauty

Queen’s Wreath Vine – Regal Beauty

The Queen’s Wreath Vine (Petrea volubilis) plants native to Cuba and Central Americas and is well known for its profuse purple blooms between February and June. We typically use it as an ornamental accent vine in our gardens that will grow up onto Palm trees, gates, walls and arbors to give ...

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In The Garden – Papaya Tree

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 ...

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

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 ...

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March Photo Contest Winner Announced.  Enter our April Contest!

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 ...

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Dahoon Holly

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 ...

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In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits The Captiva Island Historical Society

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 ...

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Lily of the Nile

Lily of the Nile

The agapathus africanus, commonly called Lily of the Nile is native to South Africa. The name agapanthus is derived from the Greek word agape, meaning love, and anothos meaning flower. The ‘Flower of Love’ is exemplified in its use in tropical landscapes throughout the world, and most ...

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Spring Equinox Meditation at In The Garden

Spring Equinox Meditation at In The Garden

Join islander, healthy living coach, yoga and meditation teacher, Tamara Joffe and R.S. Walsh Landscaping In The Garden to welcome the first day of spring and the Spring Equinox on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 10:30 am. There will be a short introduction to meditation and a moving meditation walk ...

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