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Nov

08

2023

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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Nov

01

2023

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

25

2023

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

18

2023

Cuban Petticoat is an Easy-Going Palm

The Cuban Petticoat Palm Tree, Copernicia macroglossa, is native to Cuba and a really great specimen palm to add to the landscape. The unique feature...

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Oct

11

2023

Show your colors with cordylines

Cordyline fruticose, a native to Southeast Asia, is often referred to as a ti plant or Hawaiian ti. Because the growing conditions are favorable in...

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Oct

04

2023

Bay cedar: the salty native

Bay cedar (Suriana maritima) is one of our most salt tolerant shrubs. It tolerates salt breezes and even some salt water flooding during storms. It...

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Oct

02

2023

4th Annual Captiva Coastal Cleanup

We were proud to support the 4th Annual Captiva Coastal Cleanup! From event organizers Sarah & Jimmy Burnsed: 140 fine folks crawled through mangrove bushes,...

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Sep

27

2023

Bananas Are A Tropical Treat

What could be more tropical than growing your own bananas? In our sub-tropical paradise, growing this luscious fruit is generally easy. There are two species...

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Sep

20

2023

Staghorn Fern – Vegetated Art

The Staghorn Fern is a tropical plant native to the Philippines, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Australia, Madagascar, Africa, and America.   Mainly known for their growth in...

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Sep

15

2023

Fourth annual Captiva Coastal Cleanup planned Sept. 30

WGCU | By WGCU Staff Published September 13, 2023 at 12:35 PM EDT Participants are invited to help clean Captiva waters by boat, kayak, canoe,...

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Sep

13

2023

Royal poinciana: Queen of summer

Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia) lives up to its name which means regal, royal or magnificent – all perfect descriptive terms for the royal poinciana. We...

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Sep

06

2023

Papaya Tree is a 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...

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