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  • Planting the Seeds of Friendship

    Planting the Seeds of Friendship

    Gardening

    Almost every morning, 54-year-old Kamisah Bte Atan travels from home in Bukit Panjang to Jurong East to roll up her sleevesand tend to the plants in her community garden. Kamisah, a mother of two teenagers, is passionate about gardening.

  • Carludovica 'Jungle Drum'

    Carludovica 'Jungle Drum'

    Gardening

    A new houseplant has made its debut in our local plant market! Frequent visitors to our local nurseries may have spotted an attractive, palm-like plant with uniformly green and pleated leaves. Each leaf is curiously split halfway in the center to give two lobes.

  • How To Make A Pot Using Floppy Disks

    How To Make A Pot Using Floppy Disks

    Gardening

    Wondering what to do with all the old floppy disks in the house? Watch this video and learn from Hamzah Osman, a gardening enthusiast, who was featured in Issue 20 of My Green Space how to turn these disks into decorative pots.

  • Do-It-Yourself: Miniature Pot Man

    Do-It-Yourself: Miniature Pot Man

    Gardening

    Looking for a fun project that the whole family can participate in? Or wondering how to liven up your garden? How about making a cute Miniature Pot Man?

  • Book Review: Gardening In Miniature By Janit Calvo

    Book Review: Gardening In Miniature By Janit Calvo

    Gardening

    Imagine a beautiful manicured garden so small that it takes up only a corner of your work desk or shelf. In land-scarce Singapore where the majority of people live in high-rise apartments with little or no outdoor space for a garden. miniature gardens could be the answer for those of us who have an aesthetically planted green space that can fit into our living or working spaces.

  • Five auspicious plants for the Lunar New Year and Every Day After

    Five auspicious plants for the Lunar New  Year and Every Day After

    Gardening

    Over the years, it has become a tradition to welcome the Lunar New Year with auspicious plants. These plants are cultivated not just for their beauty, but because their fruits or flowers may have a symbolic meaning. During festive season, the Chinese often use the saying 花开富贵 (huakai fugui), which means a blooming plant brings prosperity and happiness. Thus, many families will welcome the new year with plants in the hopes of having a good start to the year ahead.

  • Succulents for an unconventional Valentine’s Day gift

    Succulents for an unconventional Valentine’s Day gift

    Gardening

    Looking for a gift for your loved one that will last more than just a few days? Or a unique gift? Learn how cute little succulents could just be the answer to your questions.

  • Weeds In Real Life, Delightful Additions To Miniature Gardens

    Weeds In Real Life, Delightful Additions To Miniature Gardens

    Gardening

    Those of us who garden would probably find weeds a nuisance. They grow and spread in our flowerbeds, flower pots and lawn, and we spend a lot of effort and resources to eradicate them from our gardens. But did you know that some weeds have an ecological value, serving as food for the biodiversity around us?

  • Create Your Very Own Green Space at Home!

    Create Your Very Own Green Space at Home!

    Gardening

    Greening your home has gotten easier with the launch of a book that offers gardening information, tips and DIY projects that cater to different levels of abilities.

  • Make A Tic-Tac-Toe Vertical Garden

    Make A Tic-Tac-Toe Vertical Garden

    Gardening

    Many Singaporeans live in high-rise apartments, which pose space constraints for home gardeners. If this describes your living arrangement perfectly, how about trying your hand at vertical gardening instead?

  • Keeping Pests In Check With Horticultural Oils

    Keeping Pests In Check With Horticultural Oils

    Gardening

    Pest control is an issue faced by all gardening enthusiasts. If you are a home gardener, you may be understandably hesitant to use chemical insecticides on your plants – especially if you have pets or young children. For a safe alternative, try using horticultural oils instead.

  • Community Gardens In Luxury Lodgings

    Community Gardens In Luxury Lodgings

    Gardening

    Visitors to a typical five-star hotel wouldn’t usually concern themselves with the basil, mint, or fragrant pandan found in the hotel’s kitchens. But ask the guests at Fairmont Singapore or InterContinental Singapore and they will tell you a different story. Many of them will be able to enlighten you about the origin of the herbs used in their meals, and perhaps, may even teach you a thing or two about the herbs’ unusually short journey from soil to table.

  • Keeping It Local With Native Ornamental Plants

    Keeping It Local With Native Ornamental Plants

    Gardening

    In Singapore, our equatorial climate can pose some challenges to gardening

  • Succulents: Uncommon Plants for Tropical Homes and Gardens

    Succulents: Uncommon Plants for Tropical Homes and Gardens

    Gardening

    If you were one of the 70,000 who visited HortPark duringthe recent GardenTech 2009, you might have noticed the fleshy plants that adorned a garden archway and hung from swinging baskets, decorating both sides of the linkway to the main event tent. These plants are succulents, or water-retaining plants, from two genera, Sedum and Senecio. Neither is native to our equatorial climate, making them unique additions to any home or garden.

  • Community Spirit in Full Bloom

    Community Spirit in Full Bloom

    Gardening

    Some say that gardening is a hobby best suited to those living in landed houses, equipped with plots of land for their own yards or gardens. At Blk 666 Jalan Damai, a group of dedicated community gardeners begs to differ.

  • Watering Your Plants Wisely

    Watering Your Plants Wisely

    Gardening

    Common sense dictates that plants need water to live. Exactly how much water and how often, though, is a question that baffles many a new gardener. Plants require water to transport nutrients from one part of a plant to another, and too much or too little water can prove fatal to any plant.

  • Get Cracking with Eggshells in Your Garden

    Get Cracking with Eggshells in Your Garden

    Gardening

    Don’t discard those shells the next time you fry a sunny-side-up or whip up an omelette. They actually have some interesting applications for your gardens and your potted plants.

  • Grow These 10 Uncommon Edibles

    Grow These 10 Uncommon Edibles

    Gardening

    Gardening is a great hobby and stress reliever! If you are looking for a new way to spruce up your garden, why not consider some lesser-seen varieties? Read on for 10 uncommon edibles you can grow at home.

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