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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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Sep

15

2021

The Florida Royal Palm is Truly Majestic

The Florida Royal Palm (Roystonea Regia) is a Florida native palm species and is often considered one of the most beautiful palms in the world. ...

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Sep

08

2021

European Fan Palm – Big design in a small palm

Multiple clumps curving as they rise with a fan-shaped leaf, in colors ranging from sage green to bluish green, give this palm an edgy, modern...

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Sep

08

2021

Katia Olmstead Joins R.S. Walsh Landscaping as Landscape Designer

R.S. Walsh Landscaping, a full-service landscape design-build company, announced that Katia Olmstead recently joined the business as a landscape designer. “We are excited to add...

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Sep

01

2021

Marlberry: A Seminole indian resource

The marlberry (Ardisia escalloniodes) plants are native to Central and Southern Florida as well as the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. It starts out in...

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Aug

25

2021

Blue Porterweed is a Butterfly Attractant

Blue Porterweed (Stachytarpheta cayennensis) is part of the Verbenaceae family. The bright green leaves have a quilt-like appearance and a toothed leaf margin. Small deep...

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Aug

18

2021

The Seagrape Plays an Important Role in the Ecosystem

Seagrape (Coccolabil unifera) is a member of the buckwheat family as odd as that sounds.  To us, it’s a stalwart native shrub with evergreen, leathery...

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