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In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits Island Charities

In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits Island Charities

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. Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (C.R.O.W.) will be the November beneficiary. “We ...

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Spider plant: Great house plant

Spider plant: Great house plant

The house plant Chlorophytum comosum, also known as the spider plant, is a highly durable and trusted indoor and outdoor species for south Florida. This hardy plant is native to a large number of regions of Africa, and is characterized by its long linear leaves that are variegated white and green. ...

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In The Garden:  Blooming grass

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 making their showcase amongst your landscape. This particular type of grass prospers easily throughout the year, blooming its ...

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R.S. Walsh Landscaping Announces Monthly Photo Contest

R.S. Walsh Landscaping Announces Monthly Photo Contest

R.S. Walsh Landscaping announces their monthly photo contest that celebrates the islands of Sanibel and Captiva. Each month, From December – April, individuals can submit photos for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to R.S. Walsh In The Garden – Sanibel’s Retail Garden Center and Outdoor ...

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Green island ficus: A real gem

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 and can be used as a low border planting, a foundation hedge along a fence or screen enclosure, as an accent plant and even ...

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Spartina – Seaside Grass

Spartina – Seaside Grass

Smooth Cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) commonly referred to as Spartina grass or seaside grass, is a perennial deciduous grass found in intertidal wetland and estuarine salt marshes. It is fine textured with wiry leaves that form a fountain spray pattern. The surface of this grass is dark green ...

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Marlberry: A Seminole indian resource

Marlberry: A Seminole indian resource

The marlberry (Ardisia escalloniodes) plants are native to Central and Southern Florida as well as the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. It starts out in a bush form but can reach a maximum height of about 20 feet tall. On Sanibel you will typically find its height in the 12 to 15 foot tall ...

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Company Fishing Tournament

Company Fishing Tournament

We held our company fishing tournament on Sunday, August 13th on the Sanibel Causeway. Employees got to fish in 2 divisions (with local fishing guides or on land) and prize money was given for different categories. Lunch was catered by Mission BBQ and was delicious. A good time was had by all.

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Changes at In The Garden

Changes at In The Garden

Our garden center manager Brian Lea has decided to move back to the panhandle of Florida to be near his family. He has helped expand our customer service and the garden center in many ways. We wish him good luck in his endeavors. Our new manager, Stuart Velky has been with the garden center for

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Royal poinciana: Queen of summer

Royal poinciana: Queen of summer

Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia) lives up to its name which means regal, royal or magnificent – all perfect descriptive terms for the royal poinciana. We know it summer when we see this tree burst into bloom. This lovely tree is decorated in summer with large clusters of rich orange-red ...

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