Recommendations for a Favorite Pastime: Eating!

We at Richard Lyons’ Nursery are very observant folks, and we’ve noticed over time that people seem to love to eat. But folks don’t always choose wisely, in spite of all the salubrious foods available. Accordingly, we’d like to make … Continue reading

The Long and Short of Milkweed

When conjuring up thoughts of milkweed, what most of us visualize is the Mexican Milkweed, Asclepius curassavica, the small, red-orange flowered plant that plays a critical role in the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly. But worldwide there are hundreds … Continue reading

Firespike (Odontonema strictum)

Firespike can really fool you. You might think that a plant native to Central America would perform poorly in cold weather, but this species is capable of doing quite well along a huge swath of the U.S. running almost uninterrupted from southern South … Continue reading

A Bauhinia for Almost Any Landscaping Need

Bauhinia is a large genus — more than 500 species — of trees and shrubs native to both the Old World and New World tropics. Typically, their leaf pairs are arranged in a butterfly wing, or back-to-back, configuration. Therein lies … Continue reading

Hibiscus That Tastes Like Cranberry Sauce!!!

It sounds like a headline out of the National Enquirer, but it’s true. Hibiscus sabdariffa, commonly known as roselle, not only has the capacity to taste like our popular condiment, but it has other tasty and valuable properties as well. … Continue reading