- $10 for $20 worth of trees, plants, flowers and more
A Chat with Richard Lyons Nursery, Inc
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Plants here are not usually found elsewhere. We emphasize species that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. You will find palms, fruit trees, bamboo, heliconias, native and exotic trees and plants. We can provide year-round color for shady and sunny exposures. Check outwww.richardlyonsnursery.com.
Of the products you sell, which are your favorites?
The list of my favorites keeps growing as I become acquainted with new introductions, but if I had to settle on one plant that has continued to appeal to me over the years, it would be the Milky Way Tree (Stemmadenia litoralis). It flowers year-round, emits a nice fragrance, has great form, is easy to maintain, and attracts few pests.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
My inspiration was the opportunity to relive some of the things I enjoyed while growing up. After decades spent office-bound in my first career, I decided to combine my love of the outdoors with my interest in tropical plants.
What do you love most about your job?
I love the ability to grow plants that not everyone has, and I enjoy the opportunity to interact with customers and try to impart my fascination with nature.