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Gardening With Edibles

  • Gardening With Textures

    Gardening With Textures

    Texture, the surface quality of objects, is an important element in garden design and compositions. A plant’s texture depends largely on the characteristics of its leaves, such as the shape, size, coarseness, smoothness, shade or tint. The concept of texture can also be applied to the appearance of tree barks. In any landscape, you should aim to achieve contrast between various leaf textures.

  • Book Review: Gardening In Miniature By Janit Calvo

    Book Review: Gardening In Miniature By Janit Calvo

    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.

  • The Joys of Gardening

    The Joys of Gardening

    Gardening goes beyond beautifying your home and can benefit your physical and mental health. Here are four reasons to garden!

  • Common Gardening Myths Exposed

    Common Gardening Myths Exposed

    You might’ve encountered gardening “superstitions” circulating online and within the gardening community. So what’s right and what’s not? We suss out some gardening myths you’d do best to avoid.

  • Promoting Community Gardening Is His Passion

    Promoting Community Gardening Is His Passion

    Instead of holding a pipette and test tube and working in a laboratory after graduating with a biological sciences degree, Chai Weili is now holding a pair of secateurs and working outdoors. And instead of a white laboratory coat, Weili spends most of his working hours in his NParks tee, visiting empty plots of land to help residents set up gardens there, giving horticulture advice to residents and more.

  • Bonding over Gardening at the 2012 Gardeners' Cup

    Bonding over Gardening at the 2012 Gardeners' Cup

    At the Singapore Garden Festival 2012 in July, groups of community gardeners gathered to put their green thumbs to the test. Five teams comprising some 30 community gardening groups from across Singapore came together to compete for the second running of the Gardeners' Cup - the first was in 2010.

  • Container Gardening: A Sense Of Proportion

    Container Gardening: A Sense Of Proportion

    What is container gardening? Well, when you grow and arrange a selection of plants inside a suitable receptacle and in an aesthetically-pleasing manner, you are a container gardener.

  • In “Mint” Condition

    In “Mint” Condition

    How much do you know about mints? We introduce some mint cultivars that you may want to try growing in your home garden.

  • Understanding Fertilisers

    Understanding Fertilisers

    How well do you know fertilisers? Understand them better so that you can provide nutrients needed by your plants for their growth and other functions.

  • Crafting With Edibles

    Crafting With Edibles

    Who says you shouldn’t play with your food? Here is a great craft activity involving edibles you can do with the family this year-end holidays.

  • Getting to the ‘Root’ of Gardening

    Getting to the ‘Root’ of Gardening

    Get to know five root vegetables you can grow in your home garden and use them to cook up a storm!

  • Get Cracking with Eggshells in Your Garden

    Get Cracking with Eggshells in Your Garden

    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.

  • Succulents: Uncommon Plants for Tropical Homes and Gardens

    Succulents: Uncommon Plants for Tropical Homes and Gardens

    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.

  • Watering Your Plants Wisely

    Watering Your Plants Wisely

    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.

  • Community Spirit in Full Bloom

    Community Spirit in Full Bloom

    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.

  • Know Five Common Diseases of Edible Plants

    Know Five Common Diseases of Edible Plants

    Get to know five common diseases of edible plants and how you can keep your garden safe from them.

  • Tips for Growing Orchids in Apartments

    Tips for Growing Orchids in Apartments

    Live in an apartment but can’t get enough of the beauty of the orchids? Here are some simple tips to get you started growing orchids in a highrise garden.

  • Planting the Seeds of Friendship

    Planting the Seeds of Friendship

    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.

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