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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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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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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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