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Nov

18

2020

The Bottle Palm

Aptly named for its uniquely shaped trunk, the bottle palm (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis) is relatively small but beautiful accent palm for any tropical garden. Typically ranging...

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Nov

11

2020

Pygmy date palm: Small palm, big appeal

The pygmy date palm (Phoenix roebelenii) is considered one of the most popular palms seen in the residential landscape. It is hard not to admire...

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Nov

04

2020

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...

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Oct

28

2020

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...

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Oct

21

2020

Myrsine is a great native plant choice

Rapanea-Myrsine guanesis or commonly known as Myrsine is a frequently used Florida native plant. Its leathery green leaves are its most prominent feature. The flowers...

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Oct

14

2020

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...

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Oct

07

2020

Sweet Almond Verbena: Smells so Sweet

Only a small number of plants provide the long-blooming season of Aloysia virgata (Sweet Almond Verbena). Part of the Verbenaceae family it is also known...

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Sep

30

2020

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...

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Sep

23

2020

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...

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Sep

16

2020

Spider plant: Great house plant

The house plant Chlorophytum comosum, also known as the spider plant, is a highly durable and trusted indoor and outdoor species for south Florida. This...

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Sep

02

2020

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...

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Sep

01

2020

R.S. Walsh Voted Best of Fort Myers

Thank you for voting us the best in The News-Press’ annual Best of Fort Myers awards.  We are honored by your support!  

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