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.