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Creating Privacy with Plants
Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 10:00 am - FREE
Instructor: Mayer Berg, Riverland Nursery Owner
Mayer will discuss the various options for creating privacy with plants and demonstrate our favorite shrubs for privacy.
Many of our customers are searching for hardy shrubs to be used as privacy hedges or for the purpose of screening undesirable views. When selecting plants to use as a hedge, it is important to consider the plant characteristics such as the rate of growth, density of the foliage, susceptibility to leaf drop in cold temperatures, ease of maintenance and average maintainable height.
Most hedges consist of a row of closely planted, single specimen shrubs. The best hedge plants have a full to the ground, dense growth habit and respond well to regular pruning.
In contrast to a hedge, a planting screen typically provides privacy by using a deeper plant bed and staggering a variety of large and medium plant specimens that are spaced to allow a more natural growth habit. Privacy screens have a more informal appearance and generally require less maintenance than a tightly pruned hedge.
Gardening for Butterflies and Hummingbirds
Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 10 am - FREE
Instructor: Donna Cressman, Lee County Master Gardener
Butterflies and hummingbirds capture our attention and add inspiring beauty to our yards and gardens. Gardens designed to attract hummingbirds and butterflies should include an assortment of nectar rich plants especially those with brightly colored red, orange, and pink flowers. In addition to the nectar plants which provide nutrition for the butterflies, in order for the butterflies to stick around and raise their families, a successful butterfly garden will include the host plants for the caterpillars to consume. Donna will teach you which plants will lure these beautiful creatures to your garden.
Your landscape and gardening choices influence the wildlife attracted to your yard. By creating a butterfly and hummingbird friendly habitat in your yard, you will have hours of enjoyment observing these colorful creatures and you will help ensure their survival.
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.