Plant Nursery Gallery

This Plant Nursery Gallery is a collection of photos taken at Shawnee Palm Tree Farm in Fort Myers, Florida. The photos were taken by Michael McKee, and Lee Baker and highlight the beauty of the nursery’s many plants, and palm trees. Most of these pictures were taken in the Spring, and Summer of 2016, the best time of year for growing plants in Southwest Florida.

Plant Nursery Gallery

Plant Nursery Gallery

This Plant Nursery Gallery is a collection of photos taken at Shawnee Palm Tree Farm in Fort Myers, Florida. The photos were taken by Michael McKee, and Lee Baker and highlight the beauty of the nursery's many plants, and palm trees. Most of these pictures were taken in the Spring, and Summer of 2016, the best time of year for growing plants in Southwest Florida.

[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/plant-nursery-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_kale-grows-well-in-fort-myers-florida.jpg]1040Kale Grows Well In Fort Myers Florida
We grow pesticide free vegetables in our 128 square foot screen house, and Kale is just one of the yummy vegetables that grow very well here in Southwest Florida.
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/plant-nursery-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_kohlrabi-growing-like-a-weed-shawnee-palm-tree-farm.jpg]350Kohlrabi Growing Like A Weed At Shawnee Palm Tree Farm
Kohlrabi is a vegetable that was not on my radar at all. Somehow Lee acquired the seeds and up came this strange looking food that we ended up loving!
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/plant-nursery-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_mexican-petunias-for-sale-shawnee-palm-tree-farm.jpg]400Mexican Petunias For Sale In Fort Myers Florida
Mexican Petunias happily growing under our 1500 square foot irrigation pergola. These attractive plants flower daily throughout the year.
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/plant-nursery-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_mexican-petunias-love-it-here-shawnee-palm-tree-farm.jpg]400Mexican Petunias Love It Here!
These Mexican Petunias grow so well here in Southwest Florida that some consider them to be an invasive species. I disagree with this as they are easy to control.
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/plant-nursery-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_mexican-petunias-surround-large-royal-palm-shawnee-palm-tree-farm.jpg]370Mexican Petunias Surround Large Royal Palm
One great looking application of Mexican Petunias is to plant them at the base of a larger plant, such as a Royal Palm Tree. This will help prevent irrigation water from evaporating and fill gaps in your landscape.
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/plant-nursery-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_non-invasive-clumping-bamboo-shawnee-palm-tree-farm-fort-myers-florida.jpg]410Non-Invasive Clumping Bamboo
Many homeowners are afraid of planting bamboo in their yards. This fear is unfounded as Clumping Bamboo is non-invasive and will not run into your neighbor's property.
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/plant-nursery-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_non-invasive-clumping-bamboo-shawnee-palm-tree-farm.jpg]400Non-Invasive Bamboo Is Cold Tolerant
Thankfully, the temperature in Southwest Florida rarely sinks below freezing. But just in case, there are many varieties of Clumping Bamboo that will tolerate the occasional cold snap.
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/plant-nursery-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_the-cure-for-cold-fronts-shawnee-palm-tree-farm-fort-myers-florida.jpg]440The Cure For Cold Fronts
When the occasional cold front makes the outdoor temperature plummet into the low 50's, we do not fret. We simply fire-up the nursery's fire pit and toast marshmallows!
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/plant-nursery-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_yes-we-have-bananas-fort-myers-florida.jpg]440Yes, We Have Bananas!
Banana plants are tropical plants that are not only beautiful to look at, but also make yummy fruit!
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/plant-nursery-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_bamboo-zen-garden-with-water-features-shawnee-palm-tree-farm-fort-myers-florida.jpg]460Bamboo Zen Garden With Water Features
The Zen Garden was built by Lee Baker in his spare time. This corner of the nursery was empty when we first purchased it. Now it sports two water features, various tropical plants, and 3 different types of bamboo.
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/plant-nursery-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_christmas-lights-in-palm-trees-shawnee-palm-tree-farm.jpg]380Christmas Lights In Palm Trees
This is Christmas, Southwest Florida style! What better place to string up your Christmas lights that a lush tropical Queen Palm? Gilligan never had it so good.
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/plant-nursery-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_easter-lillies-in-full-bloom-shawnee-palm-tree-farm-fort-myers.jpg]410Easter Lilies In Full Bloom
Every April, the Easter Lilies come out of hiding and explode into full bloom. These were planted by a former owner. Imagine our surprise that first year!
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/plant-nursery-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_firebush-is-native-to-florida-shawnee-palm-tree-farm.jpg]390Firebush Is Native To Florida
One of my favorite native Florida plants is the Firebush. This colorful plant alters it's color many times during the year. Leaves turn from green to orange, and every color in between. Flowers will vary from red to yellow.

Photo 1 – Kale Grows Well In Fort Myers Florida

We grow pesticide free vegetables in our 128 square foot screen house, and Kale is just one of the yummy vegetables that grow very well here in Southwest Florida.

Photo 2 – Kohlrabi Growing Like A Weed At Shawnee Palm Tree Farm

Kohlrabi is a vegetable that was not on my radar at all. Somehow Lee acquired the seeds and up came this strange looking food that we ended up loving!

Photo 3 – Mexican Petunias For Sale In Fort Myers Florida

Mexican Petunias happily growing under our 1500 square foot irrigation pergola. These attractive plants flower daily throughout the year.

Photo 4 – Mexican Petunias Love It Here!

These Mexican Petunias grow so well here in Southwest Florida that some consider them to be an invasive species. I disagree with this as they are easy to control.

Photo 5 – Mexican Petunias Surround Large Royal Palm

One great looking application of Mexican Petunias is to plant them at the base of a larger plant, such as a Royal Palm Tree. This will help prevent irrigation water from evaporating and fill gaps in your landscape.

Photo 6 – Non-Invasive Clumping Bamboo

Many homeowners are afraid of planting bamboo in their yards. This fear is unfounded as Clumping Bamboo is non-invasive and will not run into your neighbor’s property.

Photo 7 – Non-Invasive Bamboo Is Cold Tolerant

Thankfully, the temperature in Southwest Florida rarely sinks below freezing. But just in case, there are many varieties of Clumping Bamboo that will tolerate the occasional cold snap.

Photo 8 – The Cure For Cold Fronts

When the occasional cold front makes the outdoor temperature plummet into the low 50’s, we do not fret. We simply fire-up the nursery’s fire pit and toast marshmallows!

Photo 9 – Yes, We Have Bananas!

Banana plants are tropical plants that are not only beautiful to look at, but also make yummy fruit!

Photo 10 – Bamboo Zen Garden With Water Features

The Zen Garden was built by Lee Baker in his spare time. This corner of the nursery was empty when we first purchased it. Now it sports two water features, various tropical plants, and 3 different types of bamboo.

Photo 11 – Christmas Lights In Palm Trees

This is Christmas, Southwest Florida style! What better place to string up your Christmas lights that a lush tropical Queen Palm? Gilligan never had it so good.

Photo 12 – Easter Lilies In Full Bloom

Every April, the Easter Lilies come out of hiding and explode into full bloom. These were planted by a former owner. Imagine our surprise that first year!

Photo 13 – Firebush Is Native To Florida

One of my favorite native Florida plants is the Firebush. This colorful plant alters it’s color many times during the year. Leaves turn from green to orange, and every color in between. Flowers will vary from red to yellow.

 

Palm Tree Farm Gallery

Palm Tree Farm Gallery

This Palm Tree Farm Gallery page was put together to give perspective buyers some idea of all that the Shawnee Palm Tree Farm in Fort Myers, Florida has to offer. This is no easy task, as our “little” 2.42 acre farm is just full of fun and exciting areas to be explored.

Palm Tree Farm Gallery

This is the home page gallery containing all of the photos used in the slider on the top of the Shawnee Palm Tree Farm home page.

[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/home-page-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_shawnee-palm-tree-farm-for-sale-arial-view.jpg]4530Arial View - shawnee palm tree farm for sale
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/home-page-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_shawnee-palm-tree-farm-for-sale-row-1.jpg]2200Row 1 - shawnee palm tree farm for sale
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/home-page-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_shawnee-palm-tree-farm-for-sale-screen-house.jpg]2090Screen House - shawnee palm tree farm for sale
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/home-page-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_shawnee-palm-tree-farm-for-sale-350-square-foot-pole-barn.jpg]2000350 Square Foot Pole Barn - shawnee palm tree farm for sale
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/home-page-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_shawnee-palm-tree-farm-for-sale-property-view-from-nw.jpg]1970View from NW - shawnee palm tree farm for sale
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/home-page-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_shawnee-palm-tree-farm-for-sale-facing-west-toward-road.jpg]1840Facing West Toward Road - shawnee palm tree farm for sale
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/home-page-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_shawnee-palm-tree-farm-for-sale-pergola-001.jpg]1880Pergola Photo 1 - shawnee palm tree farm for sale
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/home-page-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_shawnee-palm-tree-farm-for-sale-pergola-002.jpg]1930Pergola Photo 2 - shawnee palm tree farm for sale
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/home-page-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_shawnee-palm-tree-farm-for-sale-pergola-003.jpg]1870Pergola Photo 3 - shawnee palm tree farm for sale
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/home-page-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_shawnee-palm-tree-farm-for-sale-row-7.jpg]1790Row 7 - shawnee palm tree farm for sale
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/home-page-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_shawnee-palm-tree-farm-for-sale-row-13.jpg]1840Row 13 - shawnee palm tree farm for sale
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/home-page-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_shawnee-palm-tree-farm-for-sale-rows-6-and-7.jpg]1850Rows 6 and 7 - shawnee palm tree farm for sale
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/home-page-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_shawnee-palm-tree-farm-for-sale-128-square-foot-tool-shed.jpg]1930128 Square Foot Tool Shed - shawnee palm tree farm for sale
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/home-page-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_shawnee-palm-tree-farm-for-sale-40-shipping-container-and-back-gate.jpg]206040 Foor Storage Container - shawnee palm tree farm for sale
[img src=http://shawneepalmtreefarm.com/wpdir/wp-content/flagallery/home-page-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_shawnee-palm-tree-farm-for-sale-water-features-and-bamboo.jpg]1860Water Features and Bamboo - shawnee palm tree farm for sale

Arial View

The first photo is an areal view of the entire palm tree farm. Taken in the spring of 2016 by the Lee County Property Appraisers Office, Fort Myers, Florida.

Palm Tree Row 1

Photo 2 is a nice photo of palm tree row number one. This shot was taken facing East while standing in the center of the property.

The Green Screen House

Photo 3 shows our 128 square foot green screen house in full bloom! Many of the vegetables we eat are grown right here on the farm. The entire screen house is sealed off from plant eating bugs, so no need to spray our food with poisons.

Pole Barn

Photo 4 shows off our 350 square foot pole barn. Located in the middle of the property (Next to the screen house) this spacious structure helps keep the sun and rain off of anything under it.

Palm Tree Rows 6 and 7

Photo 5 shows the Royal and Queen Palms in Rows 6 and 7. The Royal Palms in row 7 are only a few years old, and look quite small next to their 20 something foot tall older brothers and sisters in row 6!

Front of the Farm

Photo 6 shows the front of the farm, the area closest to Shawnee Road. Facing West, you can see this area is open and ready for expansion. What you can not see is the extensive underground irrigation system running through-out the entire farm.

Irrigation Pergola

Photos 7, 8, and 9 feature our 1500 square foot irrigation pergola. This area is used to shade the young palm trees from excessive sun, and also to provide water from the automated overhead sprinkler system.

Palm Tree Rows 8 thru 11

Photo 10 is a picture of palm tree rows 8 thru 11. These rows are reserved for palm trees between 2 to 4 years old. As the younger trees become old enough to leave the pergola, they are placed here, where they can be tied to prevent tipping over.

Palm Tree Row 13

Photo 11 is of the last North/South running row, lucky number 13. This row hold some of the oldest and tallest Royal Palm Trees on the farm. The tallest one measuring well over 30 feet tall!

Storage Shed

Photo 13 is of our 128 square foot storage and tool shed. This wood framed structure, with its large, multi-layered shelves, holds a surprising amount of farm tools and supplies than the outside would indicate.

Rear Gate and Storage Container

Photo 14 shows both a 40 foot steel storage container, and the rear gate. The 320 square foot steel storage container is water tight, and offers secure storage for anything you can fit within its two large swing doors.

Bamboo Garden with Water Features

Photo 15 is a picture of our relaxation area… the bamboo garden! The Bamboo Garden has two separate water features where several cascades of water run down the rock walls of each pond. 4 different types of Bamboo shoot up over 30 feet into the air, providing shade and privacy.