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Vegetation Committee of Sanibel vegetation tours

By Staff | Dec 17, 2014
A bee digs into a Gaillardia/Blanket Flower on the grounds of Sanibel City Hall Wednesday, Dec. 10, during the vegetation tour. A Gaillardia grows up to two feet tall, needs full sun and will grow in dry to poor soil. They bloom year-round. BRIAN WIERIMA
Tour guide Gloria Hannan talks about the advantages of a Cinnamon Bar tree Wednesday. BRIAN WIERIMA
Tour guide Ruth Brooks talks about one of the many flowering plants on the grounds of City Hall Wednesday, Dec. 10. BRIAN WIERIMA
On of the 20-plus tour participants takes a photo of one of the trees on the City Hall grounds Dec. 10. BRIAN WIERIMA
Tour guide Gloria Hannan (third from the left) answers questions about the Bald Cypress tree. BRIAN WIERIMA

The Vegetation Committee of Sanibel offers vegetation tours of all the plants which reside on the City Hall grounds, located at 800 Dunlop Road on Sanibel Island.

A number of native wildflower species and an array of native plants make the City Hall grounds a lush and beautiful tour. The pair of vegetation tour guides on Wednesday, Dec. 10, were Ruth Brooks and Gloria Hannan, which drew a tour group of near 20 interested green thumbs.

Vegetation tours are held in season on every second Wednesday and fourth Saturday at 10 a.m. of each month. Groups should meet in front of City Hall.