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Powderpuffs in Paradise

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 ...

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Southern Showstopper

Southern Showstopper

Confederate Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) is an intoxicatingly fragrant vine that causes me to take deep breathes to draw in the scent I associate with the heat of summer and lazy days on the porch. It is a quintessentially southern vine that grows rampant across any structure or surface ...

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Bananas

Bananas

What could be more tropical than growing your own bananas? In our sub-tropical paradise, growing this luscious fruit is generally easy. There are two species of banana, Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana, and most banana cultivars are hybrids of these species. The many cultivars produce fruit in a ...

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Garden Gift Shop Sale

Garden Gift Shop Sale

20-50% off all garden merchandise in our gift shop through the month of May. We have a large selection of unique home and garden accents.  Hurry in for best selection.  

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Tickseed – Small Wildflower, Big Impact

Tickseed – Small Wildflower, Big Impact

Tickseed (Coreopsis leavenworthii) is native Florida wildflower found in nearly every county in the State of Florida.  In South Florida this cultivar of Tickseed blooms year round with spring being its peak flowering season.  Tickseed has showy, yellow petals with a brownish center and the little ...

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April Photo Contest Winner Announced

April Photo Contest Winner Announced

The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s April photo contest is Judie Zimomra. The theme of the April contest was “Bird Watching.” Submitted photos were posted on R.S. Walsh’s In The Garden Facebook page and at the company’s Sanibel garden center. Visitors to the Facebook page and the ...

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TripAdvisor Five Star Review

TripAdvisor Five Star Review

We appreciate when our customers take the time to review our garden center. Thank you ‘Stevelman’ for this five star rating via TripAdvisor: “A botanical garden, a sightseeing location and practical source for anyone interested in growing things. The reputation of the owners, Mr ...

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Purple Passion Flower Vine

Purple Passion Flower Vine

Purple Passion Flower Vine (Passiflora incarnata). This perennial flowering vine is native to Florida and is one of the most complex and intricate flowers among the flowering vines. This vine is very easy to grow, can tolerate dry conditions and loves full sun. Its bloom time is during the warmest ...

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Spiderwort – Florida Wildflower

Spiderwort – Florida Wildflower

Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis) is a native perennial and a true Florida wildflower. It is just as likely to be found in wetlands as non-wetlands and residential landscapes. Spiderwort emerges in the early springtime. The plant itself has round fleshy stems that look like long grass leaves about ...

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Fall in Love with this Native Lovegrass

Fall in Love with this Native Lovegrass

Elliott’s Lovegrass (Eragrostis elliottii), is a Florida native ornamental grass that tolerates a wide range of conditions but loves our sandy island soil. This cultivar of Lovegrass grows in tufted clumps with thin stiff leaves. It likes full sun and will also tolerate light shade ...

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