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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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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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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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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

This last year, has certainly been an extraordinary year, but good has come out of it. For example, as horticulturists in Bermuda will tell you, interest in growing vegetables and fruits has soared. Perhaps lockdown and travel restrictions have meant…

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Care for Old Garden Roses Before and After a Storm

It is heartbreaking to look at your roses bushes after a hurricane’s wrath, especially if you have spent the last year tenderly caring for them, feeding, fertilizing, pruning, and dead-heading diligently.  Fear not, with a little post storm care they should survive. Here…