Spring 2016 Makes a Grand Entrance in Southern Florida

Believe it or not, we do have seasons here in southern Florida. And spring is upon us!

I just completed a tour of the nursery, where there is evidence everywhere of the new season.

Sweet Almond (Aloysia virgata) is extremely fragrant, in contrast with its much milder scent during the winter.

Mysore Raspberries (Rubus niveus) are beginning to ripen and are they sweet and delicious.

The Trumpet Tree (Tabebuia aurea, f/k/a T. caraiba) all over town are at their best with bright, rich yellow flowers. Specimens of Tabebuia bakeriana are also peaking — just simply gorgeous.

The various Costus species are awakening from their winter snooze and will be full of color shortly. Green Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) has just finished blooming It has been known to flower a second time, so let’s hope this is one of those years.

Caladiums (Caladium bicolor) are putting forth new, colorful leaves in amazing patterns. They will not lose those leaves until the cold of winter returns later this year.

I invite all of you to come to Richard Lyons’ Nursery to see personally all of these amazing wonders and many others.

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