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Palm Tree Care and Maintenance
Saturday, February 21, 2015 @ 10 a.m. FREE
Instructor: Donna Cressman, Lee County Master Gardener
Beautiful, elegant palm trees imbue an immediate tropical ambience in the landscape and are usually the bones of a lush Florida landscape design. Proper palm tree selection and care will increase longevity, help avoid diseases and enhance property values. Palm tree maintenance should begin with proper planting and continue for the life of the tree. Donna will discuss the nature and characteristics of various palm tree species that can be successfully grown in temperate zones 10a and 9b. She will discuss proper palm care and nutrition for maintaining healthy, thriving trees. The discussion will also include information on the diseases and insects that can affect the health of palm trees.
Great Lanai Plants
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10 a.m. FREE
Instructor: Mayer Berg, Riverland Nursery Owner
Our temperate winters are a wonderful time to open our patio doors and spend time relaxing and eating in our screened lanai areas. Are you interested in learning how to create a lush, tropical sanctuary that starts inside the lanai and extends to the exterior garden that surrounds your private, personal space? Mayer will discuss great plant options for lanai interiors and how to enhance the lanai experience by extending the tropical ambiance to the exterior surrounding area.
His discussion will include evaluating the area for sun, shade, irrigation, desirable plant height and width; and how to select plants that will be less likely to litter the pool or lanai area with leaves and petals. He will also discuss how to help the plants thrive by using the appropriate fertilizer, care and maintenance.
Open 7 Days a Week
We are conveniently located at 13005 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, just 3.5 miles east of I-75 on the south side.
Weekdays: 8 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 8 am -...
Delivery, Installation, & Special Orders
Delivery is available for customers purchasing plants at Riverland. The cost is determined by the distance to the destination. Expert installation is also available including amending the soil, fertilization, and staking if needed.
We select and purchase plants from among the best growers throughout Florida. We try to visit each of them to ensure that they use Best Management Practices to promote healthy...
Fertilizer Ban Solution
Summer accelerates plant growth with long days, warm weather and plenty of rain. Plants especially need nutrients during the summer to ensure their optimal growth and health during this intense...
Many homeowners have landscape projects and often don’t know where to begin. We suggest that our customers bring or email a site plan, and pictures or videos of their project...
Succulents & Cacti
Riverland is committed to promoting plants that attract butterflies, birds, bees, hummingbirds, and other wildlife. We have been fortunate to design and install beautiful butterfly gardens for homeowners, golf courses...
One of the most common questions asked by our customers is about what kind of fertilizer to use, how to keep their plants healthy when they are away during the...
Riverland is an education-focused nursery providing classes on various plant topics throughout the year in our spacious and air-conditioned classrom. The classroom also used to host plant-related community functions such...
We encourage our customers to stroll leisurely through our expansive nursery to see what some of our favorite plants actually look-like growing in the garden. We have several gardens...
We order from various growers every week. We can help you obtain the plants you are seeking....
Trees & Palms
We are frequently asked about when is a good time of year to plant a tree. There is an old saying that the best time to plant a tree is...
We love the flexibility, impact, and character that container gardening can provide. We jave a large selection of distinctive, high-quality ceramic containers in all shapes, colors and sizes. Some of...
Shade plants are among nature’s most beautiful and striking plants. Many of these can tolerate varying amounts of sunlight. We have a great selection of cool and unique shade-loving plants...
Riverland Nursery is SW Florida’s premier garden center and nursery specializing in native and other sustainable plants which can flourish in Florida's unique and often arid climate. These are plants that require low amounts of irrigation once established, resistance to pests and cold, and require less physical maintenance. Visit our expansive nursery; cool-off in our air-conditioned lobby; stroll through lovely demonstration gardens featuring Florida native plants, unique bamboo, cold-resistant plants and palms, delicious edibles, great plants for privacy, and a magical butterfly garden.
Hundreds of plants are displayed with information about their unique growth habits and characteristics such as their abilities to withstand cold, pests and drought. We have an awesome selection of citrus and other edible plants, non-invasive bamboo, succulents, Florida natives, shade and ornamental trees, great vines, and so much more.
Riverland is a full-service, family-owned nursery with an attentive and experienced staff of horticulture experts. We offer landscape design consultation to create distinctive and sustainable landscapes and gardens, delivery and installation of plants; rapid special plant order capabilities; pine straw and other mulches; and leading-edge soil amendment, pest control and plant nutrition products.
FREE classes are regularly offered in our spacious, air-conditioned classroom to provide useful information about various plant subjects. Recent classes have featured landscape basics, using bamboo, cold and drought tolerant plants, edible plants, citrus, orchids, using succulents, and proper plant maintenance. Click-on our Classes icon to see what's coming up.
We are located at 13005 Palm Beach Blvd which is 3 1/2 miles east of I-75 on the south side, and are OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! You may register online to receive our informational e-newsletters about upcoming classes and plant information. We can be reached by telephone at 239-693-5555.