Category: Ground Covers

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

Something to Brighten Up Your Landscape

You’ll probably agree that one of our favorite tropical fruits is ananas. No, we didn’t leave the ‘b’ off bananas. What most of the world calls ananas (usually pronounced ananás) is what English-speakers call pineapple. ‘Ananas’ came from the word that the Tupí, a Brazilian indigenous people, used for the plant. ‘Pineapple’ probably arose from…
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August 21, 2015 0

Ground Covers You May Not Have Thought About, Part X

Having gone through enough Roman numerals to make the Super Bowl people jealous, Richard Lyons’ Nursery today concludes its ground cover series with a peek ahead to vegetable species that are unexpectedly well-suited to enlivening your winter landscape. Celery, Apium graveolens var. dulce: Celery is a member of the Apiaceae, the important vegetable family that…
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August 22, 2014 0

Ground Covers You May Not Have Thought About, Part IX

Richard Lyons’ Nursery today continues its survey of plants that are sometimes overlooked in their capacity as ground covers. Bromeliads are another plant family comprising species which function well as ground covers. Terrestrial bromeliads, i.e., those species capable of growing in the soil, can be massed to create very striking, colorful ground covers to complement…
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August 15, 2014 0

Ground Covers You May Not Have Thought Of, Part VIII

Today Richard Lyons’ Nursery today presents the eighth installment of its survey of plants that are sometimes overlooked for their potential as ground covers. Succulents can be deployed to create striking ground covers in sunny, dry areas of your yard. Here are just a few of the species that can help you improve a desolate…
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August 8, 2014 0

Ground Covers You May Not Have Thought Of, Part VII

Today Richard Lyons’ Nursery today presents the seventh installment of its survey of plants that are sometimes overlooked for their potential as ground covers. Bamboo Muhly, Muhlenbergia dumosa, and Pink Muhly Grass, Muhlenbergia capillaris: These closely-related species not only succeed as stand-alone landscape elements, but they also work well as clumping, tall ground covers. M.…
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August 1, 2014 0