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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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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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Winter in the Garden

Now that Christmas and New Year are approaching, we can reflect on how we have coped with all the demands and restrictions the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed upon us. This year, 2020, has certainly been an extraordinary year, but good…


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10 Tips to Bring Your Garden Back to its Former Glory

With slightly cooler temperatures ahead, it’s time to get back out in the garden to do some planning and tidying up. October usually remains fairly dry, so keep your hose and sprinkler close at hand since fall plantings need one…


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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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Fresh Picked: Growing Fruit Trees in Bermuda

Bermuda has long been known for its delicious juicy citrus; however, the same success can be achieved with many other varieties of soft fruits, such as peaches, nectarines, apples and sweet pears, just to name a few. Growing your own…