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  • Introducing Flora&FaunaWeb

    Introducing Flora&FaunaWeb

    Perhaps you recently visited a plant nursery and saw a pretty bloom, but wanted to know more before bringing it home. Or maybe you have a pot of Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum) that isn’t growing well – and you’re not sure if you’ve provided it with the best growing conditions. If you’ve ever been in such a situation, help is at hand with NParks’ Flora&FaunaWeb

  • Trick Or Treat? Plants With Unexpected Scents

    Trick Or Treat? Plants With Unexpected Scents

    A garden engages most if not all of the five senses – and scent is a very important one. In an ornamental garden, we enjoy and often associate certain floral scents with specific flowers.

  • The Airplant Expert: Lynnette Terh, Punggol Coral RC Garden

    The Airplant Expert: Lynnette Terh, Punggol Coral RC Garden

    Ask any of the community gardeners and they will identify airplant enthusiast Lynnette Terh as their ‘ringleader’. When their garden was first started in 2006, it was hardly a little more than a few raised beds and DIY wooden trellises where the gardening enthusiasts would grow edible plants, Hoyas and Orchids. Today, the beautiful, lush garden makes it hard to imagine that it began with so little.

  • What To Do When A Plant Outgrows Its Pot

    What To Do When A Plant Outgrows Its Pot

    Like children who outgrow their clothes and shoes, potted plants also outgrow their containers over time. A plant’s root system becomes pot-bound when cramped within the limited space of its container, forming a tightly packed mass that inhibits the plant’s growth. This also limits the plant’s supply of nutrients and water. When such a situation occurs, it is time for your plant to part ways with its existing pot, and move in to a larger one.