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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 to have become well established in certain of the more sheltered parts of the Colony. It is probably superfluous to say that the coconut is essentially a tropical plant. In the tropics it is cultivated extensively for the production of…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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 -…

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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 season, thanks…