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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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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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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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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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