Category: Did You Know?

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

It Pays to be Social

If you’ve ever visited Richard Lyons Nursery in Miami, you already know that it’s a very friendly place. We want to help you find just the right plants and trees for your own tropical paradise because we share your passion for tropical plants, fruits and trees. The conversation doesn’t end when you leave our Nursery because…
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August 26, 2012 0

Friends of the Gifford Arboretum September Meeting

Gifford Arboretum meeting Thursday, Sept. 6, 7:00 pm at University of Miami, Cox Science Center, Coral Gables, FL Phone: (305) 284-1302 “A Better Diet Makes a Better Garden: The Renovation of Pinecrest Gardens.” Craig Morell, Pinecrest Gardens Horticulturist, will describe some of the profound changes that have taken place to transform Parrot Jungle into Pinecrest…
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August 10, 2012 0

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Plant Sale

I will be one of the plant vendors at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s ‘Free Sundays in August’  promotion.  I will have plants for sale August 12th, 19th, and 26th.  Admission is free to everyone on those days, so come on over and enjoy the garden and say hello.  Hopefully we will have a plant you are interested in.


August 5, 2012 0

The Atala Butterfly

This is an interesting article from the University of Florida about the relationship between the Atala butterfly and its host plant, Florida Coontie http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg347.  At the nursery we have a population of the Atala Butterflies, and the adults can be seen landing on the Sweet Almond flowers (Aloysia virgata) and Florida Fiddlewood flowers (Citharexylum spinosum) for nectar,…
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August 4, 2012 0

Rainbow Shower Tree: Featured Plant of the Week

This tree is a hybrid between Cassia fistula (Golden Shower Tree) and Cassia javanica(Apple Blossom Tree).  The flowers are a blend of the two trees.  Some are more yellow than pink, while others are the reverse, giving a very spectacular look to the tree when it is in full bloom.  We propagate this tree by air-layering to…
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July 22, 2012 1