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Riverland is constantly searching for items that can help to bring interest and personality to our gardens. We have found a craftsman who hand-makes beautiful arbors and swings out of treated wood to for last years.
His arbors and swings are tough and handsome. We've been testing the arbors in our gardens and they are great! Use an arbor to plant cool vines to provide some shade and to welcome guests to your garden. Come and sit on our swing and arbor set, and enjoy the view to our butterfly garden.
We also have unique, handmade garden art and inlaid mosaic benches and tables.
Trees can have an enormous and wonderful impact on our landscapes and gardens. Shade trees can reduce ambient tempertures and energy bills by up to a third. Specimen and ornamental trees can add interest, color, and texture. Fragrant trees can make garden experiences even more enjoyable.
Riverland has a great selection of hardy and unique and trees that are comfortable with our SW Florida environment. We are constantly seeking growers of great trees that few are familiar with.
We have planted many examples of some of our favorite trees including Yellow Poinciana, Verawood, Guavas, Golden Shower, Joy Perfume, Japanese Blueberry, Ipe Tabebuia, Muhlberry, Pidgeon Plum, E. Palatka Holly, Japanese Fern Tree, Lychee, Peach, Pear, Sapote, Avocado, Strawberry, Mango and many more.
Come and visit our three acres of beautiful demonstration gardens to see what these wonderful trees actually look like growing in the ground.
Vines can be very useful in our landscapes. They can bring color to an outside wall, cover an arbor or pergola, bring interest and privacy to a fence, attract butterflies and even introduce fragrance.
Riverland has gathered an exceptional variety of vines, many of which are unusual and difficult to find. We have several very cool vines growing in our demonstration gardens.
Some of our favorites include: Black-eyed Susan, Bridal Wreath, Chalice. Cherry Jubilee, Coral Honeysuckle, Costa Rican Butterfly, Dutchman's Pipe, Florida Flame, Hawaiin Sunset, Japanese Honeysuckle, Mexican Flame, Snail, and Tropical Bleeding Heart
Non-running (Clumping) bamboo is a very useful and attractive plant choice, providing unique beauty and great privacy. These bamboo grow vertically, quickly to reach their full height in 3 to 4 years
Bamboo is hardy and requires little maintenance once established. Some of our favorite cold tolerant and non-running varieties include Angel Mist, Blue Chungii, Black Timor, Gideon's Blue, Asian Lemon, Dwarf Buddha Belly. Graceful Bamboo, Golden Hawaiin, Seabreeze. We are especially excited about some newer cultivars: Sacred Bali, Dwarf Malay, and Mexican weeping.
We have an extensive selection of bamboo in various sizes. Come and see our bamboo garden, with bamboo hedges and beautiful specimen bamboo to learn why we believe the use of bamboo will increasingly be found in the coolest SW Florida landscapes!
Succulents include a large class of unique plants including Agave, Aloe, Cacti, Kalanchoe, Pachypodium, Yucca, Senecio, and other varieties.
Riverland has a great succulent garden to show our visitors how striking and useful these easy, low-input plants can be.
Our favorites include the Giant False Agave, Grey Ghost Cactus, Coral Senecio, Spineless Yucca, and the Elephant Bust.
Where else can you wake up, go outside and pick your own breakfast citrus than SW Florida?
Our climate is excellent for successfully growing citrus of all kinds. Riverland has assembled an extensive and varied selection of delicious citrus. Many of these are suitable for containers.
Come and see some of our favorite citrus growing in our gardens including the Centennial and Meiwa Kumquat, Honeybell Tangelo, and the Fruit Cocktail tree. We have a large selection to choose from and we order plants fresh from our growers regularly. Make sure that you check-out the newest citrus, the Sumo Tangerine which is quickly becoming the most popular citrus around the world!
Our customers are often amazed to learn that we can successfully grow wonderful edible plants such as Apple, Peach, Pear, Persimmon, Plum, Nectarine, Olive, Mango, Avocado, Jaboticaba, Grumachama, Grape, Lychee, Sapote, Strawberry, Muhlberry, and Macademia Nut trees (and many, many, more.)
We recently created a beautiful and expansive Tropical Fruit garden to allow our guests to stroll through and see how lovely these edible plants are, not to mention what they taste like!
Riverland carries some unique and delicious plants. We have sought the best growers of edible plants throughout the state that grow plants viable for our local climate and growing conditions. Come and see why edible plants are increasingly being included in many of the coolest gardens!
Container gardening can be an important part of gardens and landscapes. A striking container can provide the setting for a stunning display of unique plants to create a strong visual draw. They can be particularly useful for creating curb appeal; a dramatic entryway; bringing interest to a pool area, and to provide privacy around sitting areas.
Riverland carries a nice selection from various manufacturers from all over the world. We really like the Vietnamese containers which are some of the most solidly made containers. Stop in to take a peek and check for upcoming container gardening classes.
We recently retained a craftsman to makes container caddies with rust-resistant wheels and glides so that our customers can easily move their containers. These are very attractive and we offer several sizes to accommodate 150lbs. to approximately 600lbs. These caddies are made for easy drainage.