"Sun kissed land and
wave washed shores, Home of the lily and the rose" *
If you are visiting or
resident on the island and would like to come along to our meetings, please
let us know, we would love to see you
On Friday, October 17th
Sally Godet will be holding the first of her gardening workshops for
2014/15. All members are welcome (the more the merrier!) - it's a
great opportunity to learn the subtleties and tricks of gardening!
Please go to the Gardening page for more
The Garden Club of
Bermuda is excited to unveil its new promotional postcard for Garden
It is anticipated that
this postcard, with notations on the back and space for a message and
address, will be distributed island-wide, and hopefully further afield
through travel agents and our many ambassadors.
The Garden Club of Bermuda is pleased to
announce the 2014 recipients of our Scholarship Awards:
Anna Terceira, Rachael Antonition, Kidane Callender and Hutson E. Carter
Details on our
Scholarship Awards: l-r Deanna
Moss, Scholarship Chairman, Anna Terceira,
Kidane Callender, Rachel Antonition and GC President Susan Conyers
Missing: Hutson E Carter II
is said that when a newly married couple “steps through a moon
gate,” arm in arm, they are completing the circle of life. This is
supposed to bring lifelong prosperity and happiness. - See more at:
2014-15 Garden Club
Art Schedule and Photography Schedule
This photo was taken at President Susan Conyers' garden in Paget by
Susan. Information about the two types of Knock Out rose
the book "ROSES IN BERMUDA REVISITED" published by The Bermuda Rose
KNOCK OUT (RADRAZZ)[((Carefree
Beauty x((Tampico x Applejack) x Playboy)) x self) x (Razzle Dazzle x
(Deep Purple x (Faberge x Eddie’s Crimson)))]
mounded & bushy shrub rose has been grown in Bermuda for a few years and
does well. It is very disease resistant and drought tolerant. It grows
3-4ft.(.9-1.2m) high and wide, with deep green foliage. The small
pointed ovoid buds show cherry-red bloom colour, opening to hot-pink to
cherry-red 3-3½in.(7-9cm) blooms growing in clusters of one to five.
This modern rose has been designated ‘EarthKind’, which is only awarded
to roses demonstrating superior pest and disease resistance, combined
with outstanding landscape performance.
PINK KNOCK OUT (RADCON)
Sport of Knock
William Radler, 2004
Intr. Conrad-Pyle Co./ Star Roses
Similar to its
parent in size and foliage, but the blooms are bright pink with 7-11
petals and somewhat smaller in size 2½-3in.(6-7.5cm).
What is an interesting fact
is that Knock Out (Radrazz) has a pink sport called Pink Knock Out (Radcon)
both of which Susan has in her garden.
The mother plant in this
picture is the Knock Out which is Cherry Red in colour and here we see
one bloom is half red half pink. We believe this may an example of a
Jumping Gene, similar we believe, to that of our very own Smiths Parish.
See page 83 of Roses in Bermuda Revisited for photo examples.
to Peter Holmes for this article.
Please keep checking our
calendar for more exciting events throughout
the gardening year.
.....and if you are having difficulty finding a page, the
SITE MAP lists all the pages in this
*Mrs. C. Vail (Higgi) Zuill
Website updated: 10th October 2014