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  • Jungle Cacti for the Home Garden

    Jungle Cacti for the Home Garden

    When the term 'cacti' is mentioned, most of us conjure up images of succulent plants covered with sharp spines that grow naturally in a hot and arid desert environment. Thus it is hard to believe that there are actually 'jungle cacti' that grow naturally in a moist and lush jungle, an environment that is almost the complete opposite of a desert.

  • It's Fun Growing Your Own Peanuts!

    It's Fun Growing Your Own Peanuts!

    Do you know where peanuts come from? Did you know you can grow them in your garden? Find out how in this activity that the whole family can participate in, from planting to harvesting to eating!

  • Care for Nature, Heal Through Nature

    Care for Nature, Heal Through Nature

    The therapeutic value of plant-people interactions has long been known. In ancient Egypt, some doctors would prescribe a walk in the park as a treatment for their royal patients, while others would encourage patients to participate in farming activities. Still, it was only during the 1900s that these types of therapeutic applications expanded to include people with limited mobility, mental conditions, and at-risk youth.

  • A Passionate Ambassador for Skyrise Greening

    A Passionate Ambassador for Skyrise Greening

    Climbing up a cat ladder and getting an exclusive bird's eye view of Universal Studios Singapore (USS) at Resorts World Sentosa was something Nur Faezah Mohd Sanif, 30, didn't expect she would be doing when she first started her job as a manager in the Skyrise Greenery team under the Horticulture and Community Gardening Division in the National Parks Board.

  • How to Get the Right Hair-cut for Your Plants

    How to Get the Right Hair-cut for Your Plants

    Before you grab a pair of scissors to give your plant a 'hair-cut', stop and check to see if you are using the right tools to perform the job. In horticulture, specific cuttings tools have been devised for specific roles to ensure the comfort and safety of the gardener, as well as to ensure the plant gets a clean cut.