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February Photo Contest Winner Announced – Enter Our March Contest!

February Photo Contest Winner Announced – Enter Our March Contest!

The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s February photo contest is Laurie Hafener. The theme of the contest was “Life in the Mangroves.” Submitted photos were posted on R.S. Walsh’s In The Garden Facebook and Instagram pages and at the company’s Sanibel garden center. Visitors to the ...

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Cycad: the ancient plant

Cycad: the ancient plant

Cycadophyta, “cycads”, are an ancient group of tropical and subtropical plants dating back more than 200 million years ago, from the time of the dinosaur age. While they dominated the landscape then, they are now becoming endangered. Often mistaken for palms, cycads are gymnosperms ...

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Show your colors with cordylines

Show your colors with cordylines

Cordyline fruticose, a native to Southeast Asia, is often referred to as a ti plant or Hawaiian ti. Because the growing conditions are favorable in Hawaii for growing these plants, many of the varieties of cordylines are grown commercially there, even though the plant is not native to Hawaii. These ...

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Buttonwood: The tree by the sea

Buttonwood: The tree by the sea

Buttonwood is a favorite native grown as a multi-trunk shrub or in standard tree form and comes in both a green variety (Conocarpus erectus) or a silver variety ( Conocarpus erectus var. sericeus). Sometimes referred to as ‘button mangrove’, this plant is often found growing just inland ...

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In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

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 February 1-28 benefit The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village ...

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Variegated ginger – add color to shady areas

Variegated ginger – add color to shady areas

The variegated ginger is a beautifully striped plant with green and yellow foliage that many homeowners and gardeners utilize as part of their landscape design. The flowers are pearly white with a touch of pink that blooms in the late spring or summer. The flowers are slightly fragrant but when the ...

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In The Garden Classes

In The Garden Classes

In The Garden – Sanibel’s Retail Garden Center and Outdoor Showroom announces upcoming gardening classes.   All classes are on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.  Reservations are required and space is limited.  Call (239) 395-5859. February 6 – Butterfly and Pollinator Gardens.  Learn how you can ...

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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 Brendan Miller. The theme of the contest was “Birds on the Beach.” Submitted photos were posted on R.S. Walsh’s In The Garden Facebook and Instagram pages and at the company’s Sanibel garden center.  Visitors to the Facebook ...

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Ixora: a quintessential plant of Southwest Florida

Ixora: a quintessential plant of Southwest Florida

Ixora ‘Nora Grant’ (xora coccinia) pronounced “icks-SORE-ah” is perhaps one of the most quintessential plants of Southwest Florida presenting its colorful hot-pink flowers, which bloom off and on all year long. These evergreen shrubs require minimal care and thrive in full ...

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In the Garden: The bottle palm

In the Garden: The bottle palm

Aptly named for its uniquely shaped trunk, the bottle palm (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis) is relatively small but beautiful accent palm for any tropical garden. Typically ranging in height from 5 to 7 feet overall (10 foot maximum height), this palm adds a striking statement to your landscape with its ...

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