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Fakahatchee grass: Native ornamental grass

Fakahatchee grass: Native ornamental grass

Fakahatchee Grass (Tripsacum dactyloides) also known as Gama Grass, is a native ornamental grass found in the southeastern United States. This grass has bright green narrow leaves or blades that have a serrated edge. They grow in nicely rounded clumps and typically get 5-6 feet in height in our ...

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The Desert Rose Thrives in Hot, Dry, Sunny Conditions

The Desert Rose Thrives in Hot, Dry, Sunny Conditions

Are you looking for a dramatic, low-water succulent plant? Try a desert rose. The desert rose is the star of any succulent garden which thrives in hot, dry sunny conditions. As its name implies, this is a very drought tolerant plant that performs best in a well-drained area of the landscape. If ...

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Old Man Palm Named For Its Bearded Trunk

Old Man Palm Named For Its Bearded Trunk

The Old Man Palm (Coccothrinax crinita) is native to Cuba and is well-known for its unique trunk, with its thick covering of fibers that resembles an old man’s long beard. We typically use it as an ornamental accent in our gardens, but it can also be grown in a container indoors. The palm ...

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The  Florida Royal Palm is Truly Majestic

The Florida Royal Palm is Truly Majestic

The Florida Royal Palm (Roystonea Regia) is a Florida native palm species and is often considered one of the most beautiful palms in the world.  The species is native to South Florida, Mexico, parts of Central America and the Caribbean. The palm is characterized by its smooth gray trunk and its ...

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Mango Fruit is a Summer Treat

Mango Fruit is a Summer Treat

Mango (Magnifera indica L.) is one of the most sought after and delicious tropical fruits in the world and you can grow them right here in your own yard. In Florida, mangos are grown commercially in Dade, Lee and Palm Beach counties and as door yard trees in warm locations along the southern ...

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Spectators of all ages lined Periwinkle Way for the 28th annual Independence Day Parade on July 4th. R.S. Walsh and In the Garden love being a part of this island tradition.

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Coconut palm: A true islander

Coconut palm: A true islander

The coconut palm (cocos nucifera) is the most common palm tree known by people across the globe. With its signature fruit and beautiful silhouette it is the ideal palm to be seen in any tropical destination. The coconut palm works well in organized and organic landscapes alike. Whether it is ...

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Orange bird of paradise: a show stopper

Orange bird of paradise: a show stopper

Orange Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) is one of the most recognized tropical plants in our island plant palette. This plant is so closely associated with island life that the blooms are a favorite subject in tropical floral arrangements, fabrics and island style decor. The orange bird of ...

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In The Garden Closed for Renovations in July

In The Garden Closed for Renovations in July

In The Garden, Sanibel’s Retail Garden Center & Outdoor Showroom, will be closed for renovations for the month of July and will reopen on Wednesday, August 1. Summer is the time we refresh the garden center.  We will redo the gardens and plant display areas, update the interior of the garden ...

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Royal Poinciana – Queen of Summer

Royal Poinciana – Queen of Summer

Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia) lives up to its name which means regal, royal or magnificent – all perfect descriptive terms for the Royal Poinciana. We know it summer when we see this tree burst into bloom. This lovely tree is decorated in summer with large clusters of rich orange-red ...

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