The e-newsletter of the National Parks Board is now available online for all to read and can be accessed via the link given below:
There are four feature articles to read from and the one featured on the main page is ‘Getting Festive with Fittonias’. Lately, I am fascinated with some of the newer nerve plant (Fittonia species and cultivars) due to their unique foliage features. Some of them have very vivid red leaves that makes them so suitable for use in the upcoming Chinese New Year where red is an auspicious colour. What’s more these plants don’t die away like many other festive plants. They are quite easy to care for and make good Valentine’s Day gifts. Read on to find out more!
Getting Festive with Fittonias
My colleagues from my Hort Outreach team contributed two other articles. One of them is by Jin Hong and Pearl that was written on how you can grow your own pea sprouts, which is a leafy green that is so easy to grow from seeds bought from the supermarket. They make a healthy vegetable dish for the reunion dinner this coming Lunar New Year!
Pea Sprouts: Easy To Grow, And Tasty Too
The second article, written by Joyce and Pearl, was on the topic of pots, those that we use to grow our plants. In it, you get to read more about the differences between plastic and clay pots and containers that are termed as a ‘grow pot’ and a ‘cache pot’.
Pottering Around With Plant Pots
The last article was contributed by Maxel, from Community in Bloom and one can get to know more about community gardening in ST Kinetics.
Green Fingers At Work In ST Kinetics