Author: Richard Lyons

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

Update on Vegetables Being Grown at Richard Lyons’ Nursery and Other News

Hummingbirds currently abound at the nursery.  They are most frequently seen drinking nectar from the Hong Kong Orchid Trees, China Hats, Fire spikes, Fire bush (native and non-native), Bougainvilleas, and Butterfly Orchid Tree, just to name a few.  We invite you to tour the nursery and see for yourself just how many hummingbirds are here. Harvesting…
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December 14, 2014 0

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