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Caladiums: My summer color

Caladiums: My summer color

Caladiums are one type of plant that do very well in hot, wet Florida. Planted as either tubers in spring or fully leafed out plants in summer, they are so easy to grow. The best part is once planted in the ground, they will come up year after year as soon as summer turns on

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Hurricane palm: A true survivor

Hurricane palm: A true survivor

Hurricane palm (Dictyosperma) is a superior survivor in the face of high winds and punishing hurricane conditions which earned it the nickname ‘hurricane palm.’ While it’s strong enough to withstand those types of conditions, it’s also a very elegant palm earning the other ...

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

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

The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s April photo contest is Christine Matthews.  The theme of the April contest was “On The Beach.” 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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Sweet almond verbena: Smells so sweet

Sweet almond verbena: Smells so sweet

Only a small number of plants provide the long-blooming season of Aloysia virgata (sweet almond). The sweet almond verbena is part of the verbenaceae family, it is also known as the incense bush. Given full sun, they bloom virtually year-round in Southwest Florida and provide a delightful fragrance ...

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Mexican flame vine – ole!

Mexican flame vine – ole!

The Mexican flame vine (Senecio confuses) is a prolific bloomer and quite the rambler. This plant is a Central American native from Mexico to Honduras, so of course it loves the hot climate of Southwest Florida. With lovely dark green foliage it climbs, winds and rambles over any fence, trellis, ...

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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 Sue Schaller. The theme of the March contest was “Palm Trees.” 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 garden ...

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Starburst clerodendrum: bursting with blooms

Starburst clerodendrum: bursting with blooms

Starburst clerodendrum (clerodendrum quadriloculare) is a beautiful flowering ornamental shrub that brings vibrant flower clusters and colorful foliage to any garden. Clerodendrum includes over 450 species of evergreen or deciduous trees, shrubs and climbers that are suited to warmer climates and ...

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In The Garden is 7 Years Old!

In The Garden is 7 Years Old!

My how time flies when you are having fun! Our Sanibel garden center, In The Garden, is 7 years old this April. A lot has happened at In The Garden in seven years and it keeps getting better and better. The garden center was always something Bob and I wanted to do for fun (I

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In The Garden – Papaya Tree

In The Garden – Papaya Tree

Spring is the time for this luscious fruit. The papaya tree is an exotic fruiting specimen that grows best in USDA zones 9 and 10. Native to Central America, this tropical plant thrives in subtropical areas of the Caribbean and throughout South Florida. This plant belongs to the Caricacae family ...

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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 February photo contest is Scott Joffe.  The theme of the February contest was “Ding Darling Preserve” 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 ...

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