"Sun kissed land and
wave washed shores, Home of the lily and the rose" *
Association of Flower Arrangers) 2014 Show
June 18th to 22nd
Debbie Burville and Susan Conyers' Honorary
Susan Conyers 'Imposed Class"
For more information on the WAFA Ireland
Show in June 2014 please go to our
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
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The Garden Club's "A May
Wedding" fundraising event on Saturday, May 10th was a resounding
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:
Please go to our
Open Houses and Gardens
for information and photos of this very special day
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
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.
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calendar for more exciting events throughout
the gardening year.
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*Mrs. C. Vail (Higgi) Zuill
Website updated: 8th July 2014