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Field Notes: Spider Lily

Did you know the spider lily is not a true lily at all? It belongs to a genus called Crinum. This plant family is known for its ability to withstand salty, wet environments without comprising its striking blossoms. A single plant can have a flowering period that lasts between four to five weeks. This article was taken from our archives and appears here exactly as it did in March 1952.  It is easy to see how the name "Spider" lily…


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In the Garden: Winter

Lack of frost and freezing temperatures allow us in Bermuda’s winters to both harvest and continue to grow flowers and produce. Typically, citrus ripens around Christmas time, just in time for making holiday gifts with your children. CarrotsThere’s nothing more…


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Fall in the Garden

Yet another year has gone by and after a year of COVID ups and downs, we are once again at the start of our growing season. As usual, this is the season for weeding, sifting and fertilising our garden soil,…


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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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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…