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  • 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.

  • Making Chia Pets is Fun!

    Making Chia Pets is Fun!

    Making a Chia Pet is fun for the whole family as it is suitable for all ages. Plus, you can make Chia Pets of various shapes and sizes.

  • Spreading that Green Love

    Spreading that Green Love

    Caring for greenery is a powerful tool that can change a person's life, such as turning a schoolboy who hated the sun into a gardening enthusiast and in the process helped his school win a Community in Bloom award.

  • Creating Your First Christmas Flower Arrangement

    Creating Your First Christmas Flower Arrangement

    For this Christmas, use flower arrangements to dress up the home and add a festive atmosphere. Or put together a simple floral arrangement to give as a gift to the host of your Christmas party - a personalised gift will make your host feel appreciated.

  • Dischidia - Epiphytic Houseplants for Everyone

    Dischidia - Epiphytic Houseplants for Everyone

    Dischidia plants are generally easy to grow and they make good houseplants or even as Christmas decorations and wreaths.

  • Book Review: The Singapore Mistletoe Story: An Expose of a Botanical Marvel

    Book Review: The Singapore Mistletoe Story: An Expose of a Botanical Marvel

    Mistletoes are, in fact, semi-parasitic plants that attach themselves to the branches of a tree or shrub and they absorb water and nutrients via a structure called a haustorium which penetrates the tissues of the host plant. However, they have green leaves that allow them to photosynthesise their own food.Sounds scary? This is a reason why horticulturists and arborists view mistletoes as undesirable plants as their presence is thought to be detrimental to the health of the host plants. Depending on the size and health of the host plant, mistletoes can stunt or kill the former.