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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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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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Professional Landscape Architect at RS Walsh Provides Gardening Tips for Spring Season & Beyond

Professional Landscape Architect at RS Walsh Provides Gardening Tips for Spring Season & Beyond

RSW Living Magazine, April 2018 Spring is upon us, and for those in Southwest Florida with a green thumb, that means more gardening opportunities to really make your property pop! We caught up with Mariah Bakke, a professional landscape architect at RS Walsh Landscaping, Inc., who provided us with ...

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In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits The Community House/Sanibel Community Association

In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits The Community House/Sanibel Community Association

In The Garden – Sanibel’s Retail Garden Center and Outdoor Showroom – has planted a spirit tree that will benefit island non-profits. The Olive tree was chosen because it represents love and charity. The Community House/Sanibel Community Association is the April recipient. The Community House ...

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

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

The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s March photo contest is Patricia Disbrow. The theme of the March contest was “The Islands in Black and White.” 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 ...

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Running wild over the beaches

Running wild over the beaches

Watch out for Florida’s Railroad Vine (Ipomoea pes-caprae) as it comes racing into to your landscape today. The fast pace of this vine might surprise you, with its signature ‘track-like’ branches slipping from your grip, and into the rest of your garden! Also referred to as the ...

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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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In the Garden: Buccaneer palm

In the Garden: Buccaneer palm

To bring the unusual and unique to an island native garden, the addition of a silvery-blue buccaneer palm is a great choice. This specimen palm has lots to recommend it for island living. They are very salt tolerant, slow growing and wind tolerant. No two Buccaneer palms seem to be alike as each ...

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