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Bermuda Sends Easter Lilies To The Queen

Bermuda Sends Easter Lilies To The Queen

Governor John Rankin participated in the annual picking of Easter Lilies for Her Majesty The Queen. This year’s Easter Lilies were grown by Patty Hill of J&J Produce, who is pictured below along with her daughter Hayley Hill and her granddaughter Elizabeth. Government House said that Her Majesty’s Easter Lilies are scheduled to depart on this... Read more of this article

‘Trees Falling Is Leading Cause Of Outages’

‘Trees Falling Is Leading Cause Of Outages’

BELCO issued a reminder to the public to ensure their trees are cut back from power lines and also outlined how to safely go about doing so. A spokesperson said, “Trees falling on power lines is the leading cause of power outages in Bermuda. In 2018 there were 32 non-hurricane related power outages from trees falling on power lines that resulted... Read more of this article

New Book: Medicinal Plants Growing in Bermuda

New Book: Medicinal Plants Growing in Bermuda

Dr. Kuni Frith has released a second book titled Medicinal Plants Growing in Bermuda, with the author saying that “the inspiration for my second book was largely driven by appeals from the community for additional information on how to combat health issues without the use of over the counter drugs made by the pharmaceutical industry.” Dr.... Read more of this article

Skills Development Presentation On February 25

Skills Development Presentation On February 25

The Garden Club of Bermuda will be hosting a public presentation of the Skills Development Program on Monday, February 25th at 6.00pm at The Cathedral Hall on Church Street. A spokesperson said, “It goes without saying that The Garden Club of Bermuda has a fundamental interest in horticulture. We are a local charity, almost 100 years old, and we have... Read more of this article

Photos: Signage Highlights Dockyard Plant Life

Photos: Signage Highlights Dockyard Plant Life

Dozens of new signs have gone up at Dockyard displaying the names of a variety of plants. The signs, which give the Latin and English names, were the idea of West End Development Corporation’s landscape staff who undertook the project as part of their ongoing training and education – as well as to help visitors who would ask them for help with the... Read more of this article

Protecting Our Natural Environment, Resources

Protecting Our Natural Environment, Resources

“Bermuda’s natural environment is its biggest asset,” according to Andrew Pettit, the Director for Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Mr Pettit has a full slate of responsibilities which include fisheries management, agriculture, recovery and protection of protected species, marine heritage, nature reserve management, pollution... Read more of this article

Thompson: Pursue Interests, Remain Disciplined

Thompson: Pursue Interests, Remain Disciplined

The lack of major problems caused by plant pests and diseases on the island is something most of us probably take for granted, but there is work done behind the scenes to protect Bermuda’s environment by people like Terry-Lynn Thompson, the Senior Plant Protection Officer in the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources. Ms. Thompson entered... Read more of this article

Photos: Spectacular Colours Of Summer Flowers

Photos: Spectacular Colours Of Summer Flowers

[Written by Jeff Sousa] As we all drive around Bermuda, we are taken aback by the spectacular colours of all the summer flowers. Right now, our Island is at its peak colour-wise, and it truly is the most beautiful time of the year. Our vegetation hasn’t looked this magnificent in four years. Ever since we received back to back hurricanes with Hurricane... Read more of this article

BEST To Host ‘Virtual March Against Monsanto’

BEST To Host ‘Virtual March Against Monsanto’

[Updated] The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] is hosting a ‘Virtual March Against Monsanto’ with the environmental group saying that “while we may not have GMO crops in Bermuda, we import much of our food from the U.S. where they do have GMO crops.” “Living in Bermuda, we may not realise the extent... Read more of this article

Photos: Life Learning Centre Floral Art Workshop

Photos: Life Learning Centre Floral Art Workshop

Life Learning Centre [LLC] recently held a Floral Art Workshop with Chelsea Flow Show Medalist, Nicky Gurret. A spokesperson said, “Ms. Gurret engaged members with a morning workshop that explored the creative and intricate nuances of Floral Art. Ms. Gurret an artist and architect is a repeat Chelsea Flower medalist having won 6 medals at the... Read more of this article

Garden Club Holding Big Plant Sale Tomorrow

Garden Club Holding Big Plant Sale Tomorrow

The Garden Club will be hosting a Big Plant Sale tomorrow [April 28] starting at 8.00am at the slat house in the Botanical Gardens, with the sale including roses, herbs, fruits and veggies, hydrangea, coreopsis, geranium, succulents, and more. President of The Garden Club of Bermuda Cindy Young said, “Our big Plant Sale, which we don’t do that... Read more of this article

Notices To Be Issued: Overhanging Vegetation

Notices To Be Issued: Overhanging Vegetation

The Ministry of Public Works will soon be issuing notices to “residents whose overhanging vegetation poses a hazard to motorists and pedestrians,” and “if residents fail to adhere to the notice, Ministry personnel will conduct the work at the property owner’s expense.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public... Read more of this article

Bermuda Easter Lilies To Be Sent To The Queen

Bermuda Easter Lilies To Be Sent To The Queen

Acting Governor Ginny Ferson participated in the annual picking of Easter Lilies for Her Majesty The Queen. This year’s Easter Lilies were grown by Carlos Amaral of Amaral Farms, who is pictured below with the Acting Governor. Government House said that Her Majesty’s Easter Lilies travelled on Tuesday evening’s British Airways flight to London... Read more of this article