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  • Growing Herbs in Your High-rise Home

    Growing Herbs in Your High-rise Home

    Gardening

    Want to have fresh basil or oregano for your cooking? Here are some pointers to take you through how to start your very own indoor herb garden.

  • Greenery That Defies Gravity

    Greenery That Defies Gravity

    Gardening

    Greenery is sprouting up on buildings’ walls and rooftops. Take a walk in the Central Business District area to enjoy the verdant foliage that lends weight to our reputation as a City In A Garden.

  • Indoor Plants Suitable For Pets

    Indoor Plants Suitable For Pets

    Gardening

    Some common and easy-to-purchase plants in your home can be harmful to your pet. Here are seven indoor plants that are suitable for pets and will add colour to your home.

  • What's Hot At HortPark

    What's Hot At HortPark

    Gardening

    Explore the bigger Native Garden and exult in a horticultural display fronting HortHouse, the new training hub for the Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology.

  • DIY Remedies for the Home Garden

    DIY Remedies for the Home Garden

    Gardening

    Gardening at home can be a very fun and fulfilling activity anyone can take part in, regardless of whether one has ‘green fingers’ or a flair for cultivating plants.

  • 10 Surprising Facts About Our Everyday Edibles

    10 Surprising Facts About Our Everyday Edibles

    Gardening

    We see these fruits and vegetables on our dinner plates, but there is more to these edibles than meet the eye. Read on to discover 10 interesting facts about edibles which are part of our everyday diet.

  • Seeding a Love For Plants in Children

    Seeding a Love For Plants in Children

    Gardening

    Thinking of interesting ways to expose your children to greenery and nature this year? Why not try your hand at growing a plant together?

  • Dracaena: More Than Just The Lucky Bamboo

    Dracaena: More Than Just The Lucky Bamboo

    Gardening

    Species in the Dracaena family make for great indoor plants, including the Lucky Bamboo, which is especially popular during Chinese New Year. Here are some common species that you can grow at home.

  • Play With Contrasts To Beautify Your Garden

    Play With Contrasts To Beautify Your Garden

    Gardening

    Here, we share how you can use contrast to create a visually striking garden. Good garden designs often feature contrasts in colour, texture, size and form. Contrast is used to play up differences and create visual interest. However, like other garden design principles, moderation is key as too much contrast can be visually unsettling and overwhelming.

  • How To Make A Pot Using A Plastic Ball

    How To Make A Pot Using A Plastic Ball

    Gardening

    The kids are no longer interested in the balls you bought them? Or looking for a fun DIY project? Learn how to make a pot using a ball from gardening enthusiast Hamzah Osman.

  • 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?

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