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Bougainvillea: Color galore

This spring was perhaps one of the best seasons for the vivid and plentiful color produced by the various bougainvillea cultivars in our local area. They do like it hot and dry and that is certainly what they got this year. Bougainvillea is a genus of thorny ornamental vines, bushes, and trees with flower-like spring […]

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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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Magnolia: Southern beauty

The southern magnolia is an evergreen tree that grows naturally throughout much of the Southeastern United States and can be found from eastern North Carolina all the way west to easternmost Texas. The southern magnolia’s creamy white, fragrance-filled bloom was chosen in 1900 by students from Mississippi to be their state flower and in 1938, […]

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Landscape Architect Bob Melzer joins R.S. Walsh

R.S. Walsh Landscaping announces that landscape architect Bob Melzer has joined the full-service landscape design-build company. “We are excited to add Bob to our team,” said owner Robert Walsh. “He has a passion for the landscape profession and is a proven leader with deep roots in Southwest Florida. He brings a unique approach to design […]

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R.S. Walsh Landscaping Announces Monthly Photo Contest

R.S. Walsh Landscaping announces their monthly photo contest that celebrates the beauty of Sanibel and Captiva. Each month, From December – April, individuals can submit photos displaying the beauty of nature for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to R.S. Walsh In The Garden – Sanibel’s Retail Garden Center and Outdoor Showroom. Each […]

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The elegant palm that can be used for making jam

The Sylvester date palm tree, also known as the phoenix sylvestris, is one of the most popular palm trees in the world. This luxurious tree is often used for renowned golf courses, tropical hotels, along major highways and can be used on larger home lots where there is room for a true statement palm. The […]

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Our native sunflower loves the beach

Southern Florida is bringing the sun to you with this native bloomer, the dune sunflower (Helianthus debilis), which owns a bright flare of yellow, and spreads like a wild fire! But don’t be alarmed, this flowering sprout of the sand dunes can be the perfect complement to your seaside landscape. The dune sunflower is a […]

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Blooming grass

Fun, whimsical and versatile only begin to describe a Floridian plant known as Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris), with its long green stalks and fluffy blooms making their showcase amongst your landscape. This particular type of grass prospers easily throughout the year, blooming its beautiful stalks of feathery flowers, ranging from classic tones of pink and […]

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Walsh Blue Ribbon

R.S. Walsh is Proud to Be a Blue Ribbon Partner of The Sanibel School

R.S. Walsh & In The Garden are proud to be Blue Ribbon Partners of The Sanibel School. Blue Ribbon Partners raise and contribute funds to maintain the school’s foreign language program and support enhancements in educational technology for the school. “Our company feels a great responsibility to make a positive contribution in the community where […]

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Bob Walsh

Sanibel Captiva Chamber Names Bob Walsh of R.S. Walsh Business Person of the Year

Reprinted from The Island Reporter-Captiva Current-Sanibel & Captiva Islander Multiple awards presented during Chamber’s annual meeting April 27, 2016 By MEGHAN McCOY (mmccoy@breezenewspapers.com) , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander Many thanks were shared, as well as awards presented, during the annual meeting of the Islands of Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce at Sundial Beach […]

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