Tag: Plants and flowers

2014 Agricultural Exhibition Catalogue Released

2014 Agricultural Exhibition Catalogue Released

The Department of Parks has released the catalogue for the 2014 Agricultural Exhibition, with the 85-page document providing all the information for potential exhibitors of all categories. The always popular annual event will be held on April 24, 25 and 26th. You can view our coverage of the event in previous years here. This will be the 76th year of... Read more of this article

Photos: Local Businesses Enjoy Valentines Day

Photos: Local Businesses Enjoy Valentines Day

Bermuda’s businesses are taking the time to mark Valentine’s Day, with some local businesses taking the time to decorate their workplaces for the romantic holiday. With Valentine’s Day almost upon us, many locals are making a point to purchase gifts and make arrangements for their loved ones. While the exact origins of the holiday... Read more of this article

Entries Open For “St. Georges in Bloom” Event

Entries Open For “St. Georges in Bloom” Event

All gardeners in St. Georges are invited in “St. Georges in Bloom” competition which will be held from May 11 to May 14, 2014. A spokesperson said, “All of Bermuda are invited to join the fun on Sunday, May 18th in St. George’s. Show off your best ‘Floral decorated bicycles’ [all ages] and ‘Floral decorated... Read more of this article

Video: Stan Rogers “Flowers Of Bermuda” Song

Video: Stan Rogers “Flowers Of Bermuda” Song

Known as something of a classic in Canada, “Flowers of Bermuda” by singer Stan Rogers is a song that explores Bermuda’s maritime history, while acknowledging the sheer romanticism of the island and its natural beauty. The song tells the tale of the fictional ship Nightingale, a coal-carrying vessel that departed from Scotland en route... Read more of this article

UK Remembrance Wreath Uses Bermuda Flora

UK Remembrance Wreath Uses Bermuda Flora

A wreath laid at the UK Cenotaph on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for Remembrance Day was made of flora representative of the UK Overseas Territories including two varieties from Bermuda. Provided by the Royal Botanic Gardens, known as Kew, the wreath intends to remind Britain that the Commonwealth shares in their act of remembering... Read more of this article

Bermudian Helps Showcase Ghana’s Gardens

Bermudian Helps Showcase Ghana’s Gardens

Born and raised on the island, Karen A.S. Hendrickson made the decision to move to Ghana in 2004, immediately becoming an integral part of her local community. From her efforts to beautify and showcase the country’s gardens to her involvement with the Children’s Heart Foundation Ghana, she has always focused on giving back to the community... Read more of this article

Court Hears Man Threw Flower Pot Overboard

Court Hears Man Threw Flower Pot Overboard

A 59-year old man received an absolute discharge in Magistrates Court this morning [Sept 26] after admitting tossing his neighbour’s flower pot into Hamilton Harbour. Robert Coombs re-appeared before Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo, where the Court heard his neighbour had moved out of her condo on Harbour Road to allow renovation works. She moved into... Read more of this article

Photos: Campers Spray Paint Tree Trunks

Photos: Campers Spray Paint Tree Trunks

Some camping aficionados took the Bermudian tradition of “marking your spot” to a whole new level, by spray painting markings on trees in the Kindley Field Road area in St George’s before Cup Match. Complaints were placed with the Department of Parks about the spray painting, which appeared late last week on around half a dozen trees. Click... Read more of this article

Parks Dept: Fumigation Of Roundabout Soil

Parks Dept: Fumigation Of Roundabout Soil

The roundabouts at Crow Lane and Trimingham Hill will be covered with tarpaulin for 14 days for fumigation, the Department of Parks said today [July 1]. The Department said they will be carrying out a fumigation treatment on the roundabouts due to the presence of a fungus in the soil which has a significant impact on the vitality and appearance of the... Read more of this article

Cereus: Once A Year Night-Blooming Flowers

Cereus: Once A Year Night-Blooming Flowers

An event said to occur only once per year happened last night [June 11] when a bunch of Night-blooming Cereus flowers could be seen in full blossom in Point Shares. Night-blooming cereus — also called queen of the night, lunar flower, and moon flower — are said to bloom on only one or possibly two nights of the year, normally in the summer... Read more of this article


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