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In The Garden: Winter
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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 and lucky nut trees. Surely these are the true colours of Bermuda? Strictly speaking, they are not, or at least have only become so in the last two and a half centuries since our ornamental trees were imported to the…


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6 Ways Bermuda Led the World in Conservation

Bermuda has a long history of robust conservation measures – in fact, Bermuda introduced some of the earliest conservation legislation in the world. Without some of these initiatives, Bermuda’s natural environment might have looked drastically different than it does today.…


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Canary in the Coal Mine: How One Small Island Became the Face of Bermuda’s Changing Climate

Charles Island is one of a group of small, uninhabited islands that form a broken chain across the southern side of Castle Harbour. At least, for now it is one island — pretty soon it is likely to be two.…


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Field Notes: Amaryllis

The name Amaryllis is a popular term given to several genera such as Hippeastrum, Zephyranthes, Sprekelia and Amaryllis, all of which are well-known ornamental garden plants. In Bermuda, the plants referred to as Amaryllis are mostly hybrids of the Hippeastrum.…


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Preserving Bermuda’s Biggest Asset

How the Blue Prosperity Plan works to protect and enhance the island's biggest tourism asset: the ocean As you walk into the boardroom of the Bermuda Hotel Association (BHA), it’s hard to miss the vintage Bermuda tourism posters that adorn…

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Field Notes: The Surinam Cherry

This article was taken from our archives. It appears here as it did originally in October 1954.  The Surinam Cherry is another example of an introduced plant finding its new home entirely satisfactory to its growth and development, so much…