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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 are some hints and tips courtesy of The Bermuda Rose Society.   Before the Storm: Prune any heavy canes that may break in strong wind Stake and tie up very young or unstable roses   After the Storm: Rinse the…


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In the Garden: Autumn

In North America and Europe, people associate mid-September with Harvest Festival, a time for celebrating the past year’s crops and anticipating a barren winter. In Bermuda we certainly have our fall crops in time for Halloween. (See fall crops and…


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Make Your Own Bluebird Box

Bermuda bluebirds have become almost completely dependent on man-made bluebird boxes to survive. There is some evidence to suggest that the birds seek out wooden nest boxes over natural sites, and with good reason: the plucky bluebird is often evicted…


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In the Garden: Spring

As the weather begins to warm up, Bermuda becomes vibrant with flowers of all types and offers continued produce from gardens. Between mid-March and mid-June, winter crops can continue to be harvested and new summer crops may be planted in…


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Bermuda’s Best Gardens

It goes without saying that we're spoiled for beauty here in Bermuda and while we spend a lot of time honoring our pink sand beaches, sometimes our formal gardens lack admiration. This winter, rediscover our island's best green spaces -…

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Beans, Carrots, Tomatoes: Your July Crop

The incoming heat of the summer means that July allows for the smallest number of vegetables to be planted in Bermuda. While in many places planting too early poses a risk that delicate seeds will not survive the frost, in…