Richard Lyons Nursery, Inc.

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

Vegetables and Herbs At The Nursery

The Gulf Stream is a fascinating geological phenomenon.  A warm, strong, fast-moving ocean current, it influences climate from the Caribbean Basin to western Europe.  Without it, Jackie Gleason could not have called Miami Beach “the sun and fun capital of the world.”  Show biz aside, the Gulf Stream has also made southern Florida the winter vegetable capital of the eastern United States and Canada.  At a…
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December 15, 2012 0

Eucalyptus deglupta (Rainbow Eucalyptus)

There are almost 900 Eucalyptus species in the world! Some are gigantic and others dwarf; some are water-tolerant and others xeric, but only one of them is native to the northern hemisphere. That species is Eucalyptus deglupta, the Rainbow Eucalyptus. It is found on various Pacific islands, including Mindanao (Philippines), Seram (Indonesia), Sulawesi (Indonesia), New…
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December 14, 2012 0

Ylang-Ylang Tree (Cananga odorata)

If you haven’t discovered the source of Chanel No. 5 perfume, allow us to introduce you to the Ylang-Ylang Tree.  Native from island chains of Southeast Asia into northern Australia, this tropical evergreen produces oils that are steam-distilled from its aromatic flowers to create the world-famous women’s fragrance. The story goes that Russian-born perfumer Ernest…
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November 30, 2012 0

Long John or Ant Tree (Triplaris cumingiana)

The Long John Tree is native to Central America and tropical South America.  It is sometimes called the Ant Tree, because in its native habitat, its hollow branches are inhabited by stinging ants which protect the tree from herbivores.  This tree can attain a height of 50-70′ with an oblong canopy that remains narrow.  The…
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November 25, 2012 0

Visit the Nursery from Wherever You Are

Do you need a quick escape from a hectic work day? Want a quiet place in the shade to ease your mind? We have just the thing for you, a virtual visit to our nursery from your desktop or mobile device. Today we have a stop in our shade garden, under the palms. Have a seat…
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November 23, 2012 0