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Christine Matthews

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

The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s April photo contest is Christine Matthews.  The theme of the April contest was “On The Beach.” 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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Bahama cassia: Butterfly attractor

Bahama Cassia (Cassia chapmanii) also known as (Cassia Bahamanesis) is an excellent choice for a South Florida butterfly garden. With delicate green leaves and pretty buttercup yellow flowers it attracts many of the Florida sulfur butterfly species as both a nectar source, as well as an important larvae food source. This plant could also be […]

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Prickly pear cactus: Tortoise candy

The prickly pear cactus (Opuntia spp.) is from the cactaceae family and is native to Florida and the deserts of the American Southwest. Although they look like they only belong in the deserts, there is a variety that loves the sandy shores of our island beaches. They are highly drought tolerant of course, but also […]

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Sweet almond verbena: Smells so sweet

Only a small number of plants provide the long-blooming season of Aloysia virgata (sweet almond). The sweet almond verbena is part of the verbenaceae family, it is also known as the incense bush. Given full sun, they bloom virtually year-round in Southwest Florida and provide a delightful fragrance that is sure to be a desired […]

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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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Sue Schaller

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

The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s March photo contest is Sue Schaller. The theme of the March contest was “Palm Trees.” 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 their […]

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Starburst clerodendrum: bursting with blooms

Starburst clerodendrum (clerodendrum quadriloculare) is a beautiful flowering ornamental shrub that brings vibrant flower clusters and colorful foliage to any garden. Clerodendrum includes over 450 species of evergreen or deciduous trees, shrubs and climbers that are suited to warmer climates and tropical regions in the Eastern Hemisphere. The starburst is native to New Guinea and […]

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In the Garden: Miracle fruit

Miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) is truly a miraculous plant with the amazing ability to actually transform your taste buds! Originating in West Africa, the berries from this plant have been used for centuries in Africa to sweeten many of the sour foods that make up the majority of their diet. This effect is due to […]

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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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