Jan

22

2020

Dwarf hibiscus: small plant, big impact

Hibiscus is in the Malvaceae family of tropical plants and are known worldwide as the poster plant for tropical islands. You can hardly see an...

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Jan

15

2020

Starburst Clerodendrum – Bursting with Blooms!

Starburst Clerodendrum (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) is a beautiful flowering ornamental shrub that brings vibrant flower clusters and colorful foliage to any garden. Clerodendrum includes over 450...

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Jan

08

2020

Blue butterfly bush: flight of fancy

The blue butterfly bush (Rotheca myricoides) is part of the Verbena family of tropical flowering plants that love the sub-tropical environment of our area. Also...

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Jan

03

2020

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...

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Jan

01

2020

Old Man Palm Named For Its Bearded Trunk

The Old Man Palm (Coccothrinax crinita) is native to Cuba and is well-known for its unique trunk, with its thick covering of fibers that resembles...

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Dec

25

2019

In The Garden: Blooming grass

Fun, whimsical, and versatile only begin to describe a Floridian plant known as mushily grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris), with its long green stalks and fluffy blooms...

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Dec

18

2019

Green island ficus: A real gem

Green island ficus (Ficus microcarpa ‘green island’) is becoming a very popular plant in our area for many reasons. It’s extremely versatile in the landscape...

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Dec

11

2019

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...

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Dec

04

2019

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...

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Nov

27

2019

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...

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Nov

25

2019

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...

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Nov

20

2019

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...

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