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Field Notes: The Passion Flower

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the March 1954 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  There are several species of the Passion Flower which thrive in Bermuda, such as Passiflora quadrangularis (the "Granadilla"), P. edulis (the "Passion Fruit"), P. laurifolia (the "Water Lemon") and P. pectinata (the native "Passion Flower"). The latter is a very small flowered species and is found growing wild in the Harrington Sound area. In addition to these species there is another of w...

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In the Garden: Spring

As the weather begins to warm up, Bermuda becomes vibrant with flowers of all types and offers continued produce from gardens. Between mid-March and mid-June, winter crops can continue to be harvested and new summer crops may be planted in the e...

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5 Plants that Bees Love!

Bees are amongst the most important creatures to humans on Earth. These amazing insects pollinate over 80% of all flowering plants including 70 of the top 100 human food crops. One in three bites of food that we eat is derived from plants pollin...

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Bermuda’s Best Gardens

It goes without saying that we're spoiled for beauty here in Bermuda and while we spend a lot of time honoring our pink sand beaches, sometimes our formal gardens lack admiration. This winter, rediscover our island's best green spaces - we promi...

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In the Garden: Winter

As the winter season arrives, Bermuda’s gardens, both wild and cultivated, begin to produce a variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers. The time between early December and mid-March is familiar to local gardeners and farmers as the growing se...

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In the Garden: Fall

As is well known to Bermudians, summertime in Bermuda brings relentless heat that is particularly hard on gardens of all sorts. Lawns may easily brown under the scorching sun, and fruit trees and vegetable gardens yield little produce. As a resu...