Author: Richard Lyons

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

Observations on a Wacky Autumn

With a 70% chance of rain today, who would believe we are in the dry season? And last week the temperatures dipped into the low 50s in the Redland. If we continue to have cool weather, we might have a strong lychee crop next year. That would be great. Our Jakfruit season here at Richard…
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November 21, 2014 0

An Excursion through My Own Wonderland

Once in a while I like to take a leisurely trip through my 10-acre farm, with no ambition other than to enjoy the scenery.  Today was such a day, an exceptional one in my view, and I’d like to tell you a little bit about it. As you know, this winter has been warmer than…
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March 23, 2014 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

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

Spring Has Sprung

The calendar said spring arrived weeks ago.  However, it remained on the cool side until this week.  We have had some rain the last few days which has resulted in a flush of new growth.  The plants which were experiencing the winter malaise have livened up.  There is new growth and the plants are much…
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April 13, 2013 0