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The Desert Rose Thrives in Hot, Dry, Sunny Conditions

The Desert Rose Thrives in Hot, Dry, Sunny Conditions

Are you looking for a dramatic, low-water succulent plant? Try a desert rose. The desert rose is the star of any succulent garden which thrives in hot, dry sunny conditions. As its name implies, this is a very drought tolerant plant that performs best in a well-drained area of the landscape. If ...

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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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The rattlesnake plant

The rattlesnake plant

Calathea lancifolia (rattlesnake plant) is a species of plant in the Marantaceae family and is a native to Brazil. This particular calathea is one of several dozen different cultivars of calatheas or prayer plants as they are sometimes commonly known. This type of plant comes in a wide variety of ...

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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 December 1-31 benefit The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and ...

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Arboricola

Arboricola

Arboricola (Schefflera arboricola) or dwarf umbrella tree has a green or variegated leaf that can be seen in many residential and commercial landscape gardens. This plant is native to Taiwan and Hainan. The Arboricola’s leaf texture and variegated options provide an attractive feature when ...

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Areca Palm

Areca Palm

The Areca Palm (Dypsis lutescens) is considered one of the most popular screening plant for privacy seen in the residential and commercial landscape. It is hard not to admire its soft, fine-textured fronds that are full and dense in appearance. Even though the Areca Palm is commonly used for ...

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Garden Project Classes at In The Garden

Garden Project Classes at In The Garden

Wednesday, November 20 – Butterfly and Pollinator Gardens Learn how you can create areas and pockets in your landscape to attract butterflies and other pollinators. Take home a butterfly plant $20 Tuesday, December 10 – Culinary Garden Class Make and take a herb arrangement in an eco ...

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Agave Attenuata – for the Modern Landscape.

Agave Attenuata – for the Modern Landscape.

Agave Attenuata from the Agavaceae family is commonly referred to as Spineless Century Plant. This agave is a much smaller version of the traditional Agave and the leaves do not end in sharp spines, making this a much more friendly Agave to have in the landscape. The leaves of this plant are wide ...

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The  Florida Royal Palm is Truly Majestic

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 ...

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Orange bird of paradise: a show stopper

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 ...

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