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  • Transforming Lives, Cultivating Character

    Transforming Lives, Cultivating Character

    For most people, a garden is for cultivating plants for their ornamental or medicinal value, for personal enjoyment and recreation. But the Community in Bloom garden at Muhammadiyah Welfare Home is more than just a normal plot for cultivating greens; it also serves as a platform to cultivate the character of the boys and youths residing in the Home.

  • Made Simple: Colour in Planting Design

    Made Simple: Colour in Planting Design

    We often buy plants that we like and decorate our homes or gardens with them. Each plant may look good individually. But when put together with the existing plants in the garden, we may end up with a visual disaster. Here are some simple guidelines on doing a planting scheme based on colours, so that you can create a visually-pleasing planted area in your garden.

  • Pumpkin Bread: A healthy food to start your day !

    Pumpkin Bread: A healthy food to start your  day !

    The pumpkin is a vegetable that needs little introduction, as most of us would have probably eaten it stir-fried, in pies, cakes and soups, or relished the seeds for snacks. In some parts of Asia, the young shoots of this plant is also harvested and stir fried. Thus the pumpkin is a very versatile fruit culinary wise.

  • Grow Your Own Display for the Lunar New Year

    Grow Your Own Display for the Lunar New Year

    Why buy expensive floral displays when you can grow your own auspicious plant displays? Learn how to grow these corms in time for the Lunar New Year...

  • Herald the Lunar New Year with a Garden of Red, Gold and Silver

    Herald the Lunar New Year with a Garden of Red, Gold and Silver

    If you think red is the sole auspicious colour for the Lunar New Year, you will be surprised. Gold and silver are also colours because they are representative colours of the two precious metals, and hence signify wealth and prosperity. Sometimes yellow is used as an alternative to gold because of its similar hue. On top of decking your home interior with a range of auspiciously-coloured ornaments, you can also consider using plants that are auspiciously coloured to to welcome visitors.