Author: Richard Lyons

Rare & Unusual Tropical Trees & Plants, Flowering, Fruit, Native, Palm, Bamboo, Heliconia, Hummingbird, Butterfly

Spring 2016 Makes a Grand Entrance in Southern Florida

Believe it or not, we do have seasons here in southern Florida. And spring is upon us! I just completed a tour of the nursery, where there is evidence everywhere of the new season. Sweet Almond (Aloysia virgata) is extremely fragrant, in contrast with its much milder scent during the winter. Mysore Raspberries (Rubus niveus) are…
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April 8, 2016 0

Happy Thanksgiving

We at Richard Lyons Nursery wish one and all a very happy Thanksgiving. We are closed today and we will reopen tomorrow and be open this weekend as usual.


November 26, 2015 0

Richard’s Notes

Here we are in the last days of September and the weather has already started to change. The change here in South Florida is noticeable only if you pay close attention. The daytime temperature is starting to come down ever so slightly. If you haven’t applied fertilizer since last June, now is the time to…
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September 27, 2015 0

Talk About Hedges!

If you’re at all like me, you value your privacy. Around your property, one way to help ensure privacy is to install a good hedge. Contrary to what some growers will tell you, not every hedge plant is capable of fulfilling homeowners’ needs for a dense, long-lasting screening material. It may sound like heresy for me to…
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June 5, 2015 0

Spring Makes a Big-Time Entrance

Today may be the official first day of spring, but, in truth, the season popped out early this year, and in no small way. Plants that have lain dormant during the winter months have begun to push new leaves. We’ve even seeing new weeds which weren’t here during the winter. (Who says there’s no winter…
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March 20, 2015 0