Category: Ground Covers

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

Ground Covers You May Not Have Thought About

One of the fascinating aspects of growing plants, either as a vocation or an avocation, is the discovery that many are capable of serving multiple roles. Here at Richard Lyons’ Nursery, there are a number of species fitting that description, and some are surprising in their versatility. Starting today, we are undertaking a multi-part survey of…
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June 13, 2014 0

Ficus microcarpa (Green Island Ficus)

In our part of the world, the genus Ficus has gotten a rather mixed reputation, primarily because some species have aggressive root systems than can raise sidewalks, crack foundations and clog underground pipes.  But not all of the 800 or so species of this genus present such risks.  One that is especially useful in the landscape of…
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September 1, 2012 0