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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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In the Garden: Berry interesting

In the Garden: Berry interesting

Look out for the fruitful inkberry (Scaevola plumieri), a Florida native, as it grows its way throughout the sandy beaches. Don’t be fooled by the name; this berry bush wouldn’t taste too great, but looks fabulous in any landscape in need of a fresh flare. You can spot this shrub ...

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In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits Captiva Historical Society

In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits Captiva Historical Society

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 Captiva Island Historical Society is the March recipient. Established in 2011, the ...

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

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

The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s Febuary photo contest is Angela Ellacott. The theme of the February contest was “Gardening.” 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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Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is Beneficiary of February Spirit Tree

Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is Beneficiary of February Spirit Tree

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. Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is the February beneficiary. Sanibel Historical Museum ...

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Wax Myrtle – A Hardy Island Native

Wax Myrtle – A Hardy Island Native

Wax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera) is a native plant that can take whatever conditions our islands can dish out. This variety of Myrica is found mainly in the Southeastern United States. It thrives in the heat or the cold, is salt tolerant and can do well in either sandy dry conditions as well as in wet

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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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