The third issue of My Green Space, an e-newsletter of the National Parks Board (NParks), is now available online! The number of articles in the gardening section has doubled and readers are treated to a total of 4 articles to read from. Three of the articles in this issue are contributed by members from my team and division to interest the public on the gardening hobby.
One of the four articles entitled ‘Succulents: Uncommon Plants for Tropical Homes and Gardens’, touched on the topic of succulent plants that can be grown in Singapore. Written by myself, this piece introduces to the reader some succulent species that can withstand and grow in our tropical climate and should be considered if one wants to plant an arid-themed garden. Plants mentioned in the article have been recently featured in the succulent plants archway that greeted visitors to GardenTech 2009 and are also used as candidates for growing in tropical rooftop gardens.
The next article to read is the one written on a DIY garden project. Titled ‘Get Cracking with Eggshells in Your Garden’, this article shares the multitude of uses of eggshells in a garden. Usually thrown out with the trash, eggshells, which contain calcium can be added to soil and the compost heap. They can also be used to make pots for raising seedlings and environmentally-friendly plant containers.
The third article titled ‘Watering Your Plants Wisely’ that was penned by my colleagues shares some tips on how to water our plants. Many a time, novices kill plants by over-watering them. Different plants have varying water needs and one can simply use one’s finger to feel for soil moisture to know whether or not to water. No knowledge of rocket science is required.
The last gardening article was contributed by a fellow colleague, Mr Mohd Azmi, from Community in Bloom. By reading this community garden feature article, one gets to read about the experiences of a group of residents who gather to enjoy the gardening hobby at the the community garden located at Blk 666 Jalan Damai.