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Mar

18

2020

Coconut palm: A true islander

The coconut palm (cocos nucifera) is the most common palm tree known by people across the globe. With its signature fruit and beautiful silhouette it...

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Mar

11

2020

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....

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Mar

04

2020

Aloe vera: A soothing plant

Aloe vera is certainly one of the most useful plants in our south Florida plant palette. Aloe vera is an interesting succulent plant that takes...

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Feb

26

2020

In the Garden: Berry interesting

Look out for the fruitful inkberry (Scaevola plumieri), a Florida native, as it grows its way throughout the sandy beaches. Don’t be fooled by the...

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Feb

25

2020

In The Garden Spirit Tree Benefits The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

In The Garden – Sanibel’s Retail Garden Center and Outdoor Showroom has planted a spirit tree that benefits local non-profits. The Olive tree was chosen...

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Feb

19

2020

Tillandsia: Air plant

Tillandsia is a genus of around 650 species of evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the pineapple family Bromeliaceae. They are native to the forests, mountains...

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Feb

12

2020

Firebush – A Blaze of Color

Firebush (Hamelia patens), is a wonderfully cooperative and colorful native to brighten your garden.  Gardeners love Firebush because it produces flowers consistently year around in...

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Feb

05

2020

Zamia: Cardboard palm

Zamia (Zamia furfuracea) is a cycad, one of the most ancient of plant species. This particular cycad is native to parts of Mexico and Veracruz...

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Jan

29

2020

Running wild over the beaches

Watch out for Florida’s Railroad Vine (Ipomoea pes-caprae) as it comes racing into to your landscape today. The fast pace of this vine might surprise...

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Jan

22

2020

Dwarf hibiscus: small plant, big impact

Hibiscus is in the Malvaceae family of tropical plants and are known worldwide as the poster plant for tropical islands. You can hardly see an...

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Jan

15

2020

Starburst Clerodendrum – Bursting with Blooms!

Starburst Clerodendrum (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) is a beautiful flowering ornamental shrub that brings vibrant flower clusters and colorful foliage to any garden. Clerodendrum includes over 450...

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Jan

08

2020

Blue butterfly bush: flight of fancy

The blue butterfly bush (Rotheca myricoides) is part of the Verbena family of tropical flowering plants that love the sub-tropical environment of our area. Also...

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