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Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermudiana Flower

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermudiana Flower

In the eighth of our weekly series, Bernews’ latest ‘Wallpaper Wednesday’ graphic is a simple and classic image of the Bermudiana, Bermuda’s national flower.The design below is also available here as a Facebook profile cover image, and you can check back on Bernews every Wednesday for our latest free phone wallpaper download. To access more... Read more of this article

Photos: Artist’s Installation At The Birdcage

Photos: Artist’s Installation At The Birdcage

Floral artist Nicky Gurret recently designed an installation at the Birdcage on Front Street in Hamilton for the 100th anniversary of the Bermuda Garden Club. Ms Gurret was assisted by Camille Chin-Gurret, Carol Sims, and Rosemary Holmes from the Bermuda Garden Club in installing the exhibit. Flowers were purchased from Carla DeSilva from M. DeSilva... Read more of this article

Stamp Series Feature Garden Club Of Bermuda

Stamp Series Feature Garden Club Of Bermuda

The Bermuda Post Office [BPO] has issued its first commemorative stamp series for 2021, highlighting the 100th Anniversary of the Garden Club of Bermuda [GCB].“On April 4, 1921, the GCB started modestly with 15 members. Over the years it has expanded to become one of the most lasting organisations on the island,” a spokesperson said. “The... Read more of this article

Photos: Easter Lilies At Windybank Farm

Photos: Easter Lilies At Windybank Farm

Windybank farm was one of several locations growing Easter Lilies this year, and after seeing the beautiful flowers in the photo sent with the Governor and her family this year, we stopped by to get a few more images of the flowers, some of which were already picked and sent to the Queen via a British Airways flight, part of an annual tradition. While... Read more of this article

Bermuda Easter Lilies Sent To The Queen

Bermuda Easter Lilies Sent To The Queen

Governor Rena Lalgie and her family participated in the annual picking of Easter Lilies for Her Majesty The Queen. This year’s Easter Lilies were grown by Malcom Smith of Windybank farm, who is pictured below with the Governor and her family. Government House said that the Easter Lilies departed yesterday [March 31] on the British Airways flight... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermudiana Easter

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermudiana Easter

In the sixth of a new weekly series, Bernews’ latest ‘Wallpaper Wednesday’ offering is a cheerful Easter egg themed phone lock screen design which incorporates the Bermudiana, Bermuda’s national flower.The design below is also available here as a Facebook and Twitter profile cover image, and you can check back on Bernews every Wednesday... Read more of this article

‘Is My Soil Good?’ Webinar On February 17

‘Is My Soil Good?’ Webinar On February 17

The Bermuda National Library will be hosting a webinar ‘Is My Soil Good?’ on Wednesday, February 17 at 6.00pm. A promotion for the event said, “Continue on your gardening journey and learn how to grow your own delicious food in healthy soil. Join Grow Biointensive Gardening Teacher Frances Eddy for her second online zoom session with us. ‘Is... Read more of this article

Art Display Of Blue Butterflies At Roundabout

Art Display Of Blue Butterflies At Roundabout

An art display of fluttering blue butterflies is featured at the Crow Lane Roundabout in Paget, having been created by local artist Nicky Gurret. A Government spokesperson explained, “Members of the public have no doubt noticed the art display of fluttering blue butterflies, accompanying the zinnia flowers planted in Crow Lane Roundabout, Paget. “In... Read more of this article

Working To Track Down Dodder-Infested Plants

Working To Track Down Dodder-Infested Plants

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] is working with Aberfeldy Nurseries to track down basil plants infested with dodder, saying that “it is of critical importance that the dodder seeds do not get released into the environment.” A Government spokesperson said, “Unfortunately, it has been confirmed that Aberfeldy... Read more of this article

People Urged To Check For Parasitic Dodder

People Urged To Check For Parasitic Dodder

After dodder – which was described as an “invasive, parasitic weed” — was found on a basil plant purchased at a local plant nursery, people who have purchased herb seedlings from any local plant nursery over the past month are encouraged to check them for dodder. A spokesperson said, “On July 31st, 2020, a former Department... Read more of this article

Photos: Friswell’s Hill Community Garden Project

Photos: Friswell’s Hill Community Garden Project

[Updated] A Community Garden space is being created in the Friswell’s Hill area, after the Ball family generously agreed to allow the land to be used free of charge for three years, with the aim being to make a vibrant green space, assist the young people in the Friswell’s Hill area to learn about horticulture, and grow local produce. MP Michael... Read more of this article

Wild Edible Herbal Tour On June 14th

Wild Edible Herbal Tour On June 14th

Wild Herbs N Plants of Bermuda is getting set to hold a ‘Wild Edible Herbal Tour’ on Sunday, June 14 at 2.00pm at Coopers Island, with two additional tours set for June 21. A spokesperson said, “Our Wild Edible Herbal Tour will take place at Coopers Island starting at 2.00pm. “The tour will be for 1.5 hours, including vegan tasters... Read more of this article

Magazine Features Mother/Daughter Floral Art

Magazine Features Mother/Daughter Floral Art

Nicky Gurret and Camille Chin-Gurret’s floral art has been featured in the Summer edition of the magazine ‘The Floral Arranger,’ one of the world’s leading magazines for flower arrangers. This is the third time Ms. Gurret has had her floral art featured in the magazine, with this feature highlighting the exhibit the pair did for last... Read more of this article