Richard Lyons Nursery, Inc.

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

Unusual Palm Seedlings

Normally, Richard Lyons’ Nursery offers large specimen Palm Trees for the landscape.  While this is still true, the nursery has recently purchased seeds of some hard to find palm tree species.  These have germinated, and they have been transplanted into 1 gal. containers for sale.  So, if you are patient enough to wait, and watch…
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September 1, 2013 0

Transplanting Trees and Shrubs

I know.  I know.  It is only the end of August, but the weather has already begun to change.  The day time temperatures are slightly below the summer highs of 94-95.  Unlike the weather to the north, which begins to cool dramatically after Labor Day, we won’t experience lower humidity until mid October. This means…
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August 24, 2013 0

Herbs for Summer Heat

Just as most of us wilt during Florida’s long, humid summer, so do many vegetables which simply can’t hold up to hot nights and persistent rains. But not all is lost. There are many herbs that are adapted to beating the heat. A leisurely tour of Richard Lyons’ Nursery will demonstrate a number of the…
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August 16, 2013 0

Richard Lyons’ Nursery

The typical summer humidity and afternoon thunderstorms of South Florida are upon us.  Despite the weather though, this is an ideal time of the year to add plants to your landscape.  They will get enough water without worrying about irrigation, and will become established before our dry winter arrives. The nursery has a wide variety of…
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July 28, 2013 0

Looking for Shady Friends? Part III

Continuing our recent feature, we recommend three more species known for their dependability in settings where lighting is muted: Bird’s Nest Anthurium (Anthurium hookeri): There’s a bit of mystery connected with this very popular aroid. What has been grown in southern Florida for many years as A. hookeri is probably something different, a hybrid. On top of that, the term…
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July 27, 2013 0