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Video Blog #3: Wick Watering System

September 25, 2009 1 comment

Many members from the Green Culture Singapore forum use the wick watering system for their plants. It is a hassle free, easy to make system which eliminates the need for regular watering, which is very suitable for busy gardeners in the office or home.

In this video, I will share with you the steps of building your own wick watering system.

 

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Video Blog #2: Propagating your Rosemary Plant

September 19, 2009 1 comment

In this 2nd episode, I will share how to propagate rosemary plant by stem cuttings. There are various ways to do stem cuttings and the way I shown here has been very successful for me.

 

Rosemary plant is an easy to grow herb. As long as the soil is draining and fertile, it will grow very well in various growing environments. Hope you enjoy this video blogs. More to come!!

My First Video Blog

September 14, 2009 4 comments

I have uploaded the first episode of my video blog! The first video is still a trial and pending improvements. It is filmed in my newly set up garden in my alma mater, Tanglin Secondary School. The main theme for this community garden is Herbs and Spices. These plants are educational and some never seen before by the students.

 

 

 

More video blogs will come and I hope it will help in your understanding and promote interest in gardening. Enjoy your gardening!!

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Dendrobium Orchids

September 9, 2009 Leave a comment

It seems like the flowering season of orchids has arrived! Two of my Dendrobium Orchids are putting out numerous flower spikes, turning my garden from a lush green setting to a colourful and vibrant garden! Both are hybrids and available at many nurseries around Singapore.

Plants001 Dendrobium hybrid with “antelope” flowers

Dendrobiums orchids are much easier to grow than their cousins, as they are more hardy and less fussy about their growing environment. Being epiphytic in nature, there is no need to worry about potting media! They typically enjoy lots of sunlight, although some may develop “burn” spots if introduced suddenly to high amount of light.

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Flower spikes emerge from the pseudobulbs, usually between or at the sides of the leaves. Flowers that around 2 week to open and they will last for another 4 to 6 weeks.