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Winter Blossoms
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Winter Blossoms

We have no bleak midwinter in Bermuda, at least not from a floral point of view. Agrippina rosebushes burst into crimson blossoms, and annuals fill our hanging baskets and borders with the vibrant colours of impatiens, petunias and phlox. However, our bulbs bring us the promise of spring even before the longtails return in late February. For example, January lilies (otherwise known as James lilies) accent our gardens with their arresting burnt-orange flowers. These bulbs should be planted in November…


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Field Notes: The Loquat

Governor Reid is associated with the introduction of many plant species to these islands. The Loquat is an example, for it is recorded that Governor Reid obtained planting material of the Loquat from Malta about the year 1850 and established…


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Edible Arrangements: Bermuda Flowers You Can Eat

Edible flowers add a beautiful aesthetic to any meal that makes them instantly Instagram worthy.   1. Nasturtium Both the leaves and petals of the nasturtium plant are packed with nutrition, containing high levels of vitamin C. This peppery flavour…


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Culture Walk: The Olde Towne and its Gorgeous Gardens

While the City of Hamilton and other parts of Bermuda feature more formal parks, the Town of St. George favours cottage gardens tucked into nooks and crannies, hidden behind natural stone walls or in spaces between buildings. Often a cascading…


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A Walk at Blue Hole Park

One of Bermuda’s most magical walks links the prosaically named Blue Hole Park with the Walsingham Nature Reserve in Hamilton Parish. It’s magical because its various pathways lead to hidden attractions and because while some of its trees (the poincianas,…

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In The Garden: Winter

When we think of our island landscape, chances are we think of vibrant, subtropical colours: the red and pink flowers of hibiscus and oleander, for example, the scarlet blossom of the royal poinciana, the yellow blooms of the golden shower…