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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 fruit can be very rewarding, but to be successful and reap the benefits, lots of time must be spent maintaining your trees with the proper care. Most home gardeners want small fruit trees that produce enough fruit for their own…


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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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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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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…


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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…

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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 -…