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End of summer advice

Summer is slowly coming to a close and it time to think about getting your trees and plants ready for the cooler months. Our first cool front of the season is predicted to come through this coming week. This is about the last time this year to fertilize. Plants in general do not benefit from…
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October 21, 2021 0

Native Sennas

Two native Sennas to consider if you want to attract the Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly (Phoebis sennae) to your garden. The first naturally occurs in 19 Florida counties including Miami-Dade and the Florida Keys. This would be Senna ligustrina or the Privet Senna. It flowers periodically throughout the year and has an upright growth habit up…
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October 3, 2021 0

Hedychium coronarium

Hedychium coronarium (White Butterfly Ginger) is a fragrant ginger whose flowers resemble the shape of a butterfly. The plant spreads by underground rhizomes forming large clumps over time. Filtered sun to partial shade in the garden is ideal for this ginger. Richard Lyons Nursery currently has this ginger in stock.

September 19, 2021 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

The Spider Lily (Hymenocallis latifolia) is a Florida native in the Amaryllis Family (Amaryllidaceae). It is a true bulb which is drought tolerant as well as salt spray tolerant. It can be grown in full sun or partial shade. It has dark green strap like leaves that are 2-3 feet in length, but it is…
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October 11, 2020 0

Unseasonably Warm – Under the Jakfruit Tree

We have been experiencing unseasonably warm weather which is unusual for this time of year. As a result many of the trees and plants are growing more than usual. Remember to keep your plant well hydrated. The humidity  is low as do evaporation is high. We are presently harvesting Jujube, Carambola, Sapodilla and Bananas. In addition we have several…
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January 5, 2019 0