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What to Pick and Plant this July
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What to Pick and Plant this July

Pick: Nothing can be more sensational than Spanish Bayonet (yucca aloifolia) in flower. A few spikes of these white flower bells, tinged with the palest mauve, make unusual and dramatic flower arrangements, especially with their razor sharp, dagger-like leaves. They look particularly spectacular at night in outdoor arrangements because they appeer luminous in the dark. Don’t pick too many, though. The female yucca moth (pronuba yuccasella) pollinates the plant and depends on it for feeding her young. Shrubby whitevein (sanchezia…


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Summer’s Succulents

Succulent plants are able to store water in their fleshy leaves or stems and are therefore able to survive in arid conditions. Given Bermuda’s climate, no wonder they have become an important part of our island’s landscape. Of course, they…


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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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What to Pick and Plant this May

Spring is in full bloom! Here's what you should be picking and planting this month. What to PickDahlias (dahlia pinnata) are plentiful right now. They began flowering profusely in our gardens just in time for the Ag Show. This presumably…


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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 RosesThe cramoisi supérieur, otherwise known as the Agrippina rose is very common in Bermudian…

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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…