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Tropical Sage is Perfect for an Island Butterfly Garden

Tropical Sage (Salvia coccinea) is a vibrant Florida native perfect for an island butterfly garden and an interesting addition to any native landscape in south Florida. Tropical Sage, also known as Blood Sage or Scarlet Sage is a red flowering sage species that thrives in full sun, well-drained soil, is drought tolerant and grows best […]

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Staghorn Fern – Vegetated Art

The Staghorn Fern is a tropical plant native to the Philippines, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Australia, Madagascar, Africa, and America.   Mainly known for their growth in northern Florida they can also thrive in Southwest Florida, with the most common type for our area being the (Platycerium superbum).   Known for their artistic look with their two distinctive […]

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Blue Porterweed is a Butterfly Attractant

Blue Porterweed (Stachytarpheta cayennensis) is part of the Verbenaceae family. The bright green leaves have a quilt-like appearance and a toothed leaf margin. Small deep blue to purple flowers appear starting at the bottom of the bloom spike and extending up towards the top of the spike over time. The purple blooms appear throughout the […]

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Powderpuffs in Paradise

The Powderpuff tree (Calliandra haematocephala) is a small ornamental tree blooming with a variety of colors ranging from red, pink to white with striking brilliant powder puffs. The flowers appear on and off all year but tend to bloom more in the summer months. The hardy branches create an interesting crown of the tree. Forming […]

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Sea Lavender is a Beautiful Native

The Sea-lavender (Tournefortia gnaphalodes) is a beautiful south Florida native found along beaches and sand dunes. This species is on Florida’s endangered species list due to development of coastal areas. This unique plant can grow several feet in height, though in most cases it would be kept at a couple of feet in height due […]

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R.S. Walsh Landscaping Hosts 5th Annual Fishing Tournament

We held our 5th Annual Sanibel Causeway Fishing Tournament on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Approximately 100 employees and family members attended. The catch and release tournament was held to raise awareness of water quality issues and to thank our team for their hard work. $2,400 will be donated to the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) […]

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Mexican flame vine – ole!

The Mexican flame vine (Senecio confuses) is a prolific bloomer and quite the rambler. This plant is a Central American native from Mexico to Honduras, so of course it loves the hot climate of Southwest Florida. With lovely dark green foliage it climbs, winds and rambles over any fence, trellis, arbor or anything else it […]

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Black-Eyed Susan Attracts Butterflies

Black-eyed Susan (Rudebeckia hirta var.floridana) is a species in the Rudbeckia family found throughout Florida in the sandhills, Flatwoods, and disturbed areas. This wildflower species is characterized by its compound flower head consisting of many long yellow ray florets with a dark brown center. Depending on the conditions this species can perform as a short-lived […]

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Beauty queen of the butterfly garden

With such an intriguing name, the golden dewdrop (Duranta erecta) sounds magical, and its beauty is a tell-tale sign for that. If given proper love and attention, the Florida shrub can bring a touch of elegance anywhere its planted. Violet blooms and golden berries encompass this wild plant, often appearing at the same time to […]

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R.S. Walsh Landscaping Announces Winner of April Photo Contest

The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s April photo contest is Sandy Tannenbaum. The theme of the contest was “Living on the Wild (Life) Side.” 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 and Instagram pages and the garden […]

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