Category: Plant Care

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

We Finally Approach the Dry Season!

Not that you can feel it, but we’ve actually been on the downside of summer heat for several weeks. According to statistics published in the Miami Herald, as of mid-September the average daily temperature should be 83°, a drop of two degrees from the summertime high in parts of July and August. With a little…
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September 15, 2018 0

Our Trees Six Months After Hurricane Irma

It’s a little bit hard to believe that Hurricane Irma occurred six months ago. Many trees in southern Florida, including some in the ground at Richard Lyons’ Nursery, took a walloping thanks to a number of factors previously addressed in this space (see “Lessons Learned from Irma,” September 30, 2017). Now, half a year later,…
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March 17, 2018 0

Spring is Just Around the Corner

This weekend we’re experiencing another cool-off in a very unusual winter whose start was greatly delayed. We can’t predict whether this will turn out to be our last significant chilly weather, but spring is indisputably not very far away, and now is a good time to start preparing. An important consideration is your choice of…
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February 26, 2016 0

Winter Rains Taking a Toll on Plants in Our Region

A month ago in this space, we reported our expectation that plants being grown in southern Florida would be prone to disease problems if the unusual pattern of significant winter rainfall were to continue. Well, the pattern has continued, and local plants are definitely showing the strain. What can homeowners do to prevent the outbreak…
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January 15, 2016 0