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"Sun kissed land and wave washed shores, Home of the lily and the rose" *

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WAFA (World Association of Flower Arrangers) 2014 Show
Dublin, Ireland
June 18th to 22nd
  

 
Debbie Burville and Susan Conyers' Honorary Exhibit


Susan Conyers 'Imposed Class"

For more information on the WAFA Ireland Show in June 2014 please go to our International page


 


The Garden Club's talented flower arrangers were hard at work on the morning of the Queen's Birthday celebration at Government House, June 13th, 2014.  For more photos of the stunning arrangements click here Community Work and visit our Facebook page

 

The Garden Club's "A May Wedding" fundraising event on Saturday, May 10th was a resounding success! 
Please go to the Houses and Gardens page and click on the link for photographs,
many more are also available to view on the Garden Club's Facebook page.

 

it 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: http://www.petitfoursandhottamales.com/2013/06/25/the-magical-mystical-moon-gate/#sthash.92xYmX3U.dpuf

Please go to our Open Houses and Gardens page
 for information and photos of this very special day

 

 

A MAY WEDDING

RAFFLE WINNERS!

Click here to see if you've won a prize!

 

 

 

Flower of the month

 

This photo was taken at President Susan Conyers' garden in Paget by Susan. Information about the two types of Knock Out rose from the book "ROSES IN BERMUDA REVISITED" published by The Bermuda Rose Society 2013:

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)))]

William Radler, 1999

This compact, 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 Out
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.

Thanks to Peter Holmes for this article.

 

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*Mrs. C. Vail (Higgi) Zuill

Website updated: 8th July 2014