I was approached by the Aljunied Town Council Newsletter Team for an interview and it was published in the April 08 issue that was delivered into my mailbox just two days ago.
Many thanks to the newsletter team for opportunity to tell the residents who are living in the Aljunied GRC about the gardening-related work I am doing. I am very grateful.
This is also the first time the tropical-themed ginger garden at Serangoon North was mentioned for a first time.
The Green Heart and Soul of Wilson Wong
Meet resident Wilson Wong, the brainchild of the tropical paradise at Block 135 Serangoon North Ave 2. He shares his passion and digs into the root of what gardening is all about -
How did your interest in gardening come about?
The first encounter that got me hooked was with the growing of green beans while I was still a child. At that time, I was very curious to know how the green bean plant looked like and how the beans were produced.
What is the most important aspect when it comes to caring for green life?
One has to have the commitment when it comes to caring for green life. Regardless of the species of plants, one has to make it a point to first understand what is requirements are and see if the conditions at home are suitable for its growth.
Many people have no time to ‘smell the roses’, how do you set aside time to do gardening?
I guess it is my keen interest in plants that makes it possible for me to commit some time to care of them.
How important is your work in contributing to the environment?
Currently, most of my plants are grown in the community gardens in Serangoon North. I guess my work goes around introducing some interesting species of plants where they beautify the otherwise rather ‘typical’ public neighbourhood. I hope I will be able to interest some residents in Serangoon in gardening and encourage them to take it as a past time. I also now pen articles on gardening in Home Concepts and the Straits Times Life! gardening Q&A column, Root Awakening and the Serangoon Newsletter.
Complete this sentence, “If I could not spend my time in the garden, I would…”
Feel horrible, with symptoms that are worse than alcohol withdrawal because I am simply addicted to gardening.
Visit http://tropicalgardener.wordpress.com for more insights by Wilson.