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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…


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Summer in the Garden

In the summer, we humans may be less-active gardeners, especially during the hotter months of July and August. It’s then we particularly appreciate our flowering shady trees—royal poincianas, for example, ebony and golden shower trees—for refuge from the sun. The…


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A Plethora of Pots: The Pleasures of Container Gardening

If Great Britain is a nation of gardeners, then the same can definitely be said of Bermuda where almost every house, humble or grand, boasts a garden of some kind. For apartment or condominium dwellers or others with confined living…


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Spring In The Garden

Well, the freesias are out, the longtails are back, sure signals spring is here. Of course, unlike gardeners in more northern climes, we’re not beginning our growing season after months of snow. Our growing calendar began in the fall so…


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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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April Showers Bring May Flowers: 9 Beautiful Blooms to Spot Right Now

Are your gardens bursting with beautiful blooms? May brings with it some of the most gorgeous flowers, here are some you might be seeing.   1. Bermuda Roses The cramoisi supérieur, otherwise known as the Agrippina rose is very common…