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The elegant palm that can be used for making jam

The elegant palm that can be used for making jam

The Sylvester date palm tree, also known as the phoenix sylvestris, is one of the most popular palm trees in the world. This luxurious tree is often used for renowned golf courses, tropical hotels, along major highways and can be used on larger home lots where there is room for a true statement ...

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Prickly pear cactus: Tortoise candy

The prickly pear cactus (Opuntia spp.) is from the cactaceae family and is native to Florida and the deserts of the American Southwest. Although they look like they only belong in the deserts, there is a variety that loves the sandy shores of our island beaches. They are highly drought tolerant of ...

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Tillandsia: Air plant

Tillandsia: Air plant

Tillandsia is a genus of around 650 species of evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the pineapple family Bromeliaceae. They are native to the forests, mountains and deserts of Central and South America, the southern United States and the West Indies. They have naturally been established in ...

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In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits Captains for Clean Water

In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits Captains for Clean Water

In The Garden – Sanibel’s Retail Garden Center and Outdoor Showroom has planted a spirit tree that benefits local non-profits.   The Olive tree was chosen because it represents love and charity.    Spirit tree donations from October 10-31 will benefit Captains for Clean Water. Canvas ...

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Tree of Life

Tree of Life

Lignum Vitae (Guaiacum officinale) is a native tree to Florida and the Caribbean that is known for its extremely dense and strong wood with some specimens known to live up to 1000 years old. This tree can be grown in full to part shade and is able to tolerate a wide variety of soil conditions.

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Pygmy date palm: Small palm, big appeal

Pygmy date palm: Small palm, big appeal

The pygmy date palm (Phoenix roebelenii) is considered one of the most popular palms seen in the residential landscape. It is hard not to admire this palm as it stands out in the landscape. Its featherlike fronds are bright green and curved which gives it the tropical look than many people look for ...

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Firebush – A Blaze of Color

Firebush – A Blaze of Color

Firebush (Hamelia patens), is a wonderfully cooperative and colorful native to brighten your garden.  Gardeners love Firebush because it produces flowers consistently year around in our South Florida area.  Its bright red tubular flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies, including the zebra ...

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Summer Annuals Take The Heat

Summer Annuals Take The Heat

We have a GREAT SELECTION OF ANNUALS that will add a burst of color to your landscape. Portulaca • Variegated Aptenia • Lantana • Caladiums • Pentas Stop by In The Garden and our knowledgeable staff will help you choose the right plants for your outdoor space.

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Coontie:  Home Sweet Home – For Butterflies

Coontie: Home Sweet Home – For Butterflies

A plant originating deep within the history of Florida, the Coontie plant, sometimes referred to as a palm, is actually not a palm at all, but an ancient cycad, or what we think of as a “living fossil”! These bright green shrubs can add a great pop of fresh color and foliage to a Floridian

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Wild coffee: Native plant on the wild side

Wild coffee: Native plant on the wild side

Wild coffee (Psychotria nervosa) is a native ornamental shrub that goes very well in most native landscapes. This plant is found in the higher areas of swampy or wet areas that are seasonally wet and dry. Its glossy green leaves marked with deep grooves adds a nice textured look to a green hedge or ...

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