Under The Jakfruit Tree

It’s been awhile since I have posted. Just a quick note to tell everyone we are still open and everyone is healthy. Richard has chosen to isolate at his home, but the regular crew is here all masked up and ready to help. It is that time of the year when our beautiful pink Queen’s Crape Myrtle is in full bloom. It is quite spectacular! Richard Lyons Nursery has them for sale in 3gal. containers.

Under The Jakfruit Tree

The spectacular pink flowering tree you are seeing all around South Florida is Cassia bakeriana or the Pink Shower Tree.

Richard Lyons Nursery has this tree in various sizes.

Under The Jakfruit Tree

Begonia’s in the landscape make excellent border plants for a shady moist location. Also, there are some stand alone clumping Angel Wing Begonia’s, that bloom continuously and can attain a height of 4-5 feet. Richard Lyons nursery has several in stock. Below are some photos of these plants in the landscape.

Under The Jakfruit Tree

Bromeliads in the landscape that form a low physical barrier along property lines. There are many that could be used, but for this article I will focus on three that add contrasting color, and that Richard Lyons Nursery currently has in stock. Quesnelia testudo forms large clumps that can take up a large area and have nice light green leaves and beautiful pink flower bracts. Aechmea blanchetiana is grown for its bright orange leaves in bright light and is also a great clumping bromeliad. Finally, Aechmea ‘Marcelino’ has dark red leaves, is a little taller than the previous two, and also clumps nicely.

The leaves of these three bromeliads are very stout, with sharp pointed ends, and sharp serrated edges. Anyone, or any animal will think twice about trying to walk through this natural barrier.