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Dwarf hibiscus: small plant, big impact

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 advertisement about an island getaway that doesn’t feature one of these lovely flowers. A dwarf hibiscus is a variety of hibiscus plant that has been ...

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Thank You for Continuing to Exceed Our Expectations

Thank You for Continuing to Exceed Our Expectations

To the Walsh Landscaping Staff, This note comes with my sincere thanks for the work you have done and continue to do to maintain our property on Sanibel.  Our landscape looks quite lovely!  Under your care our property has turned into a lovely manicured landscape that melts into the natural ...

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Beautiful gifts from the garden are the perfect Valentine’s gift

Beautiful gifts from the garden are the perfect Valentine’s gift

$18 Anthuriums – beautiful heart-shaped red flowers 10% off all candles A fresh selection of tropical orchids  Garden gifts and accessories Pottery and garden art  Colorful tropicals Art pieces crafted by local artisans Let our staff find a unique and creative gift that reflects the beauty ...

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Magnolia, the Southern Beauty

Magnolia, the Southern Beauty

The Southern Magnolia is an evergreen tree that grows naturally throughout much of the southeastern United States and can be found from eastern North Carolina, all the way west to easternmost Texas. The Southern Magnolia’s creamy, white fragrance-filled bloom was chosen in 1900 by students ...

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

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

The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s January photo contest is Linda Burton. The theme of the January contest was “Bikes and Hikes.” 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 ...

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Sanibel-Captiva Art League Paint-Out at In The Garden

Sanibel-Captiva Art League Paint-Out at In The Garden

The Sanibel-Captiva Art League held their January 11 plein-air “Paint-Out” at R.S. Walsh’s In The Garden, the island’s retail garden center and outdoor showroom. The group meets Thursdays at different locations around the islands and will visit the garden center again on March 8. “In The ...

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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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Blue butterfly bush: flight of fancy

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 known as butterfly clerodendrum and clerodendrum ugandense, this plant is originally from Africa. The best growing conditions for this ...

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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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