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Carissa: the green armored buffer

Carissa: the green armored buffer

Carissa (Carissa macrocarpa) is native to South Africa, but they are a long time favorite of our area and you will find them planted along the eastern coastline of Florida and a couple places along the western coast of Southwest Florida. One of the large varieties that grows well in South Florida ...

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Adonidia Palm – Easy and Elegant

Adonidia Palm – Easy and Elegant

Adonidia Palm (Veitchia merrillii) is an ideal palm for a small entry or to put in a container on a pool deck or patio. This palm only grows to between 12 – 15 feet in height which is rather small for palm trees. The Adonidia looks like a miniature royal palm with its gray trunk

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Jatropha – Little Red Beauty

Jatropha – Little Red Beauty

Jatropha integerrima is a welcome addition for a sunny spot in any size South Florida landscape. Jatropha is a genus of flowering plants in the Euphorbiaceae family. Butterflies love this plant, which can be both a flowering shrub or grown as a standard or tree form. Jatropha has dark green leaves ...

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Aloe vera:  A soothing plant

Aloe vera: A soothing plant

Aloe vera is certainly one of the most useful plants in our south Florida plant palette. Aloe vera is an interesting succulent plant that takes little care but provides big benefits. Every kitchen garden should have an Aloe vera plant and putting one next to your outdoor grilling spot would also be ...

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In The Garden Classes

In The Garden Classes

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from our garden professionals! December 5 – Succulent Gardens                     Assemble and take home a succulent garden in a container while learning more about this unique group of plants.  $35 January 9 – Tropical Floral ...

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R.S. Walsh Landscaping Announces Monthly Photo Contest

R.S. Walsh Landscaping Announces Monthly Photo Contest

R.S. Walsh Landscaping announces their monthly photo contest that showcases the islands of Sanibel and Captiva. Each month, From December – April, individuals can submit photos for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to R.S. Walsh In The Garden – Sanibel’s Retail Garden Center and Outdoor ...

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In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits Community Housing and Resources

In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits Community Housing and Resources

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 November 1 – 30 will benefit Community Housing and Resources ...

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Zamia: Cardboard palm

Zamia: Cardboard palm

Zamia (Zamia furfuracea) is a cycad, one of the most ancient of plant species. This particular cycad is native to parts of Mexico and Veracruz and has become a favorite in Florida. This plant grows very slowly and has leaves that radiate from a small central trunk. The zamia usually reaches a ...

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White Bird of Paradise

White Bird of Paradise

White Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Nicolai), stands out with its large leaves and exotic flower. It grows in a clumping form and is one of the most unique tropical plants seen in the Florida landscape. Resembling a banana plant, there is nothing formal about the White Bird of Paradise. It is often ...

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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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