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Gaillardia: Blanket of Sunshine

Gaillardia: Blanket of Sunshine

Gaillardia pulchella, gaillardia or blanket-flower, is one of our fun Florida natives. It is a colorful flowering plant often found along dunes, coastal areas and roadsides. This plant thrives in full sun and open, well-drained areas. It prefers sandy soil, is salt tolerant and is highly drought ...

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Sun grown bromeliad (Bromeliaceae)

Sun grown bromeliad (Bromeliaceae)

The bromeliad plant is a family of monocot flowering plants with around 3475 known species. The bromeliad is found through the subtropics of America, West Africa, and throughout South America. In the United States they are found in Virginia, Florida, Texas and Arizona. This plant is uniquely ...

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Mariah Bakke of R.S. Walsh Landscaping Earns Registered Landscape Architect License

Mariah Bakke of R.S. Walsh Landscaping Earns Registered Landscape Architect License

R.S. Walsh Landscaping, a full-service landscape design-build company, announces that Mariah Bakke has earned her Registered Landscape Architect license. A native Iowan, Bakke joined R.S. Walsh Landscaping in 2015 after graduating from Iowa State University with a Bachelors of Landscape ...

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R.S. Walsh Landscaping Announces Winner of December Photo Contest

R.S. Walsh Landscaping Announces Winner of December Photo Contest

The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s December photo contest is Cliff Beittel. The theme of the December contest was “Boating and Fishing.” 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 ...

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Bird’s nest fern: Not really for the birds

Bird’s nest fern: Not really for the birds

Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus), from the Polypodiaceae family, is a plant straight from the rainforests of tropical Asia, that thrives in low light conditions and moist environments. In fact, too much light or direct light will cause this fern to yellow and wither, making this a perfect ...

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Share your positive messages on Spirit Tree

Share your positive messages on Spirit Tree

December 6, 2017 By MEGHAN McCOY (mmccoy@breezenewspapers.com) , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander A Spirit Tree has been added to R.S. Walsh In The Garden, providing individuals with the opportunity to share their positive vibes and messages. In the Garden and R.S. Walsh ...

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“Your Sanibel Garden Center is a treasure.”

“Your Sanibel Garden Center is a treasure.”

“Your Sanibel Garden Center is a treasure.” Beautiful botany and design. Love your orchids. Strolling your grounds is the best ‘nature therapy’ on the island. Thank you!” -Greg M.

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Beauty queen of the butterfly garden

Beauty queen of the butterfly garden

With such an intriguing name, the golden dewdrop (Duranta erecta) sounds magical, and its beauty is a tell-tale sign for that. If given proper love and attention, the Florida shrub can bring a touch of elegance anywhere its planted. Violet blooms and golden berries encompass this wild plant, often ...

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Spirit Tree Benefits F.I.S.H. of SanCap in December

Spirit Tree Benefits F.I.S.H. of SanCap in December

In The Garden’s spirit tree will benefit F.I.S.H. of SanCap in December. Stop by and add your good thoughts, well-wishes and blessings to the olive tree.  Canvas tags are available in our gift shop for $2.00 and the entire amount collected in December will be donated to F.I.S.H. F.I.S.H is ...

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“R.S. Walsh puts the “stay” into “staycation”!

“R.S. Walsh puts the “stay” into “staycation”!

“You did a spectacular job and it’s more beautiful than I had imagined. If only people knew what a difference gorgeous landscaping makes for a home! Thanks so much for making our home such a relaxing retreat. R.S. Walsh has put the “stay” in “staycation”!  We ...

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