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Dec

01

2021

Old Man Palm Named For Its Bearded Trunk

The Old Man Palm (Coccothrinax crinita) is native to Cuba and is well-known for its unique trunk, with its thick covering of fibers that resembles...

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Nov

24

2021

Tree of Life

Lignum Vitae (Guaiacum officinale) is a native tree to Florida and the Caribbean that is known for its extremely dense and strong wood with some...

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Nov

17

2021

Dwarf Poinciana Tree: Small Wonder

One cannot miss noticing the Dwarf Poinciana (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) as it stands out and brightens the landscape with its showy reddish-orange and yellow flowers. It...

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Nov

10

2021

Dutchman’s Pipe is a haven for the Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

Dutchman’s pipe (Aristolochia durior) is a woody vine that produces flowers shaped like curved pipes with heart-shaped leaves. These S-shaped flowers are produced in late...

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Nov

03

2021

Whorled Class – Walter’s Viburnum – is a good addition to any garden

Whorled Class – Walter’s Viburnum (Viburnum obovatum) is a lovely small shrub that grows quite well in our area. This plant has a mounding, compact...

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Oct

27

2021

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,...

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Oct

20

2021

In the Garden: Foxtail palm

The foxtail palm (Wodyetia bifurcate) is the epitome of a true specimen palm. The foxtail being the only species in its genus Wodyeti, this palm...

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Oct

19

2021

Captiva Community Cleans Up the Captiva Coast and Waterways

The Captiva community came out in force for the Keep Lee County Beautiful (KLCB) International Coastal Cleanup day on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Santiva Saltwater...

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Oct

13

2021

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...

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Oct

06

2021

Canna Lily is a Wonderful Addition to Any Garden

An herbaceous perennial with showy flowers and foliage, the Canna Lily (Canna x gerneralis) is a perennial rhizomatous plant that, ultimately, makes for a wonderful...

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Oct

02

2021

Coastal Cleanup Day

The Captiva community came out in full force for the Keep Lee County Beautiful International Coastal Cleanup day held on Saturday, September 18, 2021. A...

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Sep

22

2021

The Desert Rose Thrives in Hot, Dry, Sunny Conditions

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...

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