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Care for Old Garden Roses Before and After a Storm

It is heartbreaking to look at your roses bushes after a hurricane’s wrath, especially if you have spent the last year tenderly caring for them, feeding, fertilizing, pruning, and dead-heading diligently.  Fear not, with a little post storm care they should survive. Here are some hints and tips courtesy of The Bermuda Rose Society.   Before the Storm: Prune any heavy canes that may break in strong wind Stake and tie up very young or unstable roses   After the Storm: Rinse the…


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How to Bring Your Garden Back After a Hurricane

There is no time for tears in the garden after a storm as there is plenty of work to be done. First thing, if you have electricity and water, is to wash the salt off your plants. If you don’t…


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In the Garden: Autumn

In North America and Europe, people associate mid-September with Harvest Festival, a time for celebrating the past year’s crops and anticipating a barren winter. In Bermuda we certainly have our fall crops in time for Halloween. (See fall crops and…


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How to Attract Birds to Your Yard

Bermuda has 5 native bird species that might visit your yard - the beautiful bluebird, shy mourning dove, bumbling ground dove, mischievous chick of the village, and regal catbird. It also has two striking naturalised species you might see -…


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Field Notes: Garden Hibiscus

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in The Bermudian in May 1952. It appears here exactly as it did originally. The Garden Hibiscus needs little introduction for it is found in practically every garden and is…

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Field Notes: The Coconut

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the February 1954 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  Among the many palms growing in Bermuda is the coconut, Cocos nucifera, which appears…