First and foremost, HitWise just informed me that Green Culture Singapore has been awarded the Hitwise Number 1 Award winner for the quarter ending ending January – March 2008. During this period, Green Culture Singapore ranked No. 1 based on market share of visits among all Singapore websites in the Hitwise Lifefestyle – House and Garden industry.
I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all members and visitors for their support for Green Culture Singapore. Click on the link on award shield for more details:
As usual, we have two new gardening feature articles that have been uploaded to the Green Culture Singapore website for all gardening enthusiasts to read. The articles for the month of May were both written by myself – one focussed on the torch ginger (Etlingera elatior) and another is a book review written on my recent purchase of a kids gardening book by the Royal Horticultural Society.
Happy Reading and Gardening!!!
Light up your Garden with a Torch Ginger
The torch ginger is an indispensable plant for an ornamental tropical-themed garden or a herb and spice garden.The plant itself makes a great garden landscape plant, its flowers have immense ornamental value and its young flowering shoots are an important spice. Various parts of the torch ginger plant also have folk medicinal uses. It even has a place in an eco-garden especially as its flowers can attract sunbirds. With so many uses, it is difficult to give an excuse of not growing a torch ginger plant. Read this article to learn more about this high versatile ginger!
Book Review on “Grow It. Eat It.”
“Grow It, Eat It” is a new hardcover book by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) that combines two intimate subjects, the gardening of edible plants and cookery. The target audience of the book is children, ages from five to eight years old. It is a lavishly illustrated book with colourful pictures and its contents are simple and concise. There is no technical jargon in sight. All the projects, presented in a step-by-step manner, can be done at home or school where most of the materials are readily available. Read the thoughts Wilson has after reading this book.