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Fall in the Garden

Roses The blazing summer over, fall in Bermuda is the time to think about growing and for many a gardener that means thinking about roses. Though roses are not indigenous to our island, they were here at least by 1639 when a shipwrecked Spanish sailor described European varieties growing in our gardens. It is likely the apothecary and damask rose were the first here. Later, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, China roses, brought to Europe and America on the…


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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…


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In the Garden: Fall

As is well known to Bermudians, summertime in Bermuda brings relentless heat that is particularly hard on gardens of all sorts. Lawns may easily brown under the scorching sun, and fruit trees and vegetable gardens yield little produce. As a…

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In the Garden: Summer

In our summer months, we appreciate our cacti and succulent plants for their resistance to drought and for their easy care. Here are some species that do well in Bermuda and can add interest to rock gardens in particular. Spanish…