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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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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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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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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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Dwarf Clusia

Most everyone is familiar with the Clusia that is commonly used as a hedge or buffer. It is easily recognized by its dense semi-succulent pear-shaped leaves which has made it a desirable choice in many landscape applications. However, most people are not as familiar with the Dwarf Clusia ‘Nana’ (Clusia rosea ‘Nana’) which is best […]

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Florida Peperomia

Florida Peperomia (Peperomia obstusifolia) is a native groundcover primarily used for natural landscapes and shade gardens in southwest Florida. This unique species is an epiphytic herb with thick succulent leaves 2-6 inches long. This plant grows 6-9 inches in height and spreads and forms clumps broader than it is tall. Preferring shade environments, this plant […]

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Seabreeze Bamboo

Seabreeze Bamboo (Bambusa Malingensis) is an excellent choice to create a natural living green privacy screen in your garden. A non-invasive, clumping bamboo, it does not produce runners that spread across the garden. Seabreeze is a salt tolerant variety, it grows to about 35’ high and will stand cold down to the 20’s. This variety […]

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Queen’s Wreath Vine – Regal Beauty

The Queen’s Wreath Vine (Petrea volubilis) plants native to Cuba and Central Americas and is well known for its profuse purple blooms between February and June. We typically use it as an ornamental accent vine in our gardens that will grow up onto Palm trees, gates, walls and arbors to give additional visual interest. The […]

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In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and Education Foundation

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 April 1-30 benefit The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and Education Foundation. Canvas spirit tree tags can be purchased at the […]

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