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How to Attract Butterflies to your Garden

Bermuda has a variety of butterflies native to our island; here’s how you can attract them at all stages of their life cycle to your garden!   1. Bermuda Buckeye - Plantain With their delicate wings that seem like wings of art, there is no doubt that butterflies are some of the most beautiful insects. However, many of them prefer to feed on weeds! The Bermuda Buckeye caterpillar eats plantain exclusively. You likely already have this plant in your garden,…


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Field Notes: The Bougainvillea

The Bougainvillea is regarded as the finest of the flowering climbing plants of the warm regions of the world. Many writers have referred to the magnificent colours and the amazing growth provided by this plant. These descriptions, although they may…


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5 Plants that Bees Love!

Bees are amongst the most important creatures to humans. These amazing insects pollinate over 80% of all flowering plants including 70 of the top 100 human food crops. In fact, one in three bites of food that we eat is…


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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…

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Winter in the Garden

This last year, has certainly been an extraordinary year, but good has come out of it. For example, as horticulturists in Bermuda will tell you, interest in growing vegetables and fruits has soared. Perhaps lockdown and travel restrictions have meant…