Richard Lyons Nursery, Inc.

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

Late Autumn Vegetable and Fruit Report

If one word had to be picked to describe the current status of vegetable and fruit crops in southern Florida, it would be “confused.”  That’s because weather conditions over past few months have caused many crops to develop erratically.  Forecast projections for the period from November through January went wrong immediately:  November was predicted to be…
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December 20, 2013 0

IFAS: An Invaluable Source

Your earliest New Year’s resolution for 2014 should be to become more familiar with IFAS, The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.  IFAS is a partnership of federal, state and county agencies charged with generating knowledge in several key areas — agriculture, the life sciences, and human and natural resources — and making that information accessible to the public. IFAS is…
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November 29, 2013 0

Vegetables and Herbs For Sale

As winter and the dry season rapidly approach in S. Florida, so too does the optimum vegetable and herb growing season.  We have a variety of potted herbs(rosemary, chives, oregano, thyme, marjoram, mint, and basil to name a few), and some tomato plants and hot pepper plants for sale.  If vegetables picked fresh from the garden…
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November 17, 2013 0

Latest News From Around The Nursery

Who says we don’t have seasons here in south Florida?  We have just begun the dry season — no more daily storms, just occasional rain.  Don’t expect a rainy season until about the middle of May next year.  Watch the moisture level in all of your potted plants.  They lose moisture much faster with the advent of lower humidity and…
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October 13, 2013 0

The Bombacaceae Family

The Bombacaceae family, commonly called the Bombax or Kapok family is comprised of 30 genera and 250 species of tropical trees, many of them deciduous.  Ceiba pentandra (The Kapok Tree) is the tallest, as it can attain a height of 70m.  Some members of this family are commercially important for their timber, fruit and fibers,…
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October 6, 2013 0