Month: March 2017

Justin, Lisa, Bob and Jeremy Walsh

In The Garden is 7 Years Old!

My how time flies when you are having fun! Our Sanibel garden center, In The Garden, is 7 years old this April. A lot has happened at In The Garden in seven years and it keeps getting better and better. The garden center was always something Bob and I wanted to do for fun (I […]

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In The Garden – Papaya Tree

Spring is the time for this luscious fruit. The papaya tree is an exotic fruiting specimen that grows best in USDA zones 9 and 10. Native to Central America, this tropical plant thrives in subtropical areas of the Caribbean and throughout South Florida. This plant belongs to the Caricacae family that includes 27 to 30 […]

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Dwarf hibiscus: small plant, big impact

Hibiscus is in the Malvaceae family of tropical plants and are known worldwide as the poster plant for tropical islands. You can hardly see an advertisement about an island getaway that doesn’t feature one of these lovely flowers. A dwarf hibiscus is a variety of hibiscus plant that has been cultivated to be used as […]

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Desert rose: a drought tolerant succulent

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 such an area […]

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Bay cedar: the salty native

Bay cedar (Suriana maritima) is one of our most salt tolerant shrubs. It tolerates salt breezes and even some salt water flooding during storms. It likes moist, well drained soil, but is very drought tolerant at the same time. You will find the bay cedar along coastlines from the Florida Keys up to the salt […]

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Scott Joffe Photo Contest RS Walsh

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

The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s February photo contest is Scott Joffe.  The theme of the February contest was “Ding Darling Preserve” Submitted photos were posted on R.S. Walsh’s In The Garden Facebook page and at the company’s Sanibel garden center.  Visitors to the Facebook page and the garden center were able to vote on […]

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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 sun or light shade, which make them suitable for many varying types of gardens. […]

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