Talks & Workshops & Bazaar!
There was a series of talks and workshops held at Hortpark today. As this weekend will be the last before Christmas, the workshop today was to teach gardeners to create their own terrariums which can make ideal gifts for the season! Gardeners got to learn basic terrarium skills such as the choice of plants and the type of potting media they need.
The speaker for the workshop is Mr Wilson Wong, who also demostrated and explained the steps of doing up a Christmas themed terrarium. Terrarium, also known as garden in a bottle, is one great candidate for indoor decoration especially for one who like to include a bit of greenery in their homes or offices. They are easy to maintain and hassle free, what makes them so special is that it is something you put up together and grow healthily under your tender loving care!
The next talk, Growing Culinary Herbs, was very well received by the public. Almost 70 turned up for the talk and the room was packed till some had to stand around the room! Also conducted by Wilson, Mediterranean herbs are introduced and he shared his experience of growing these exotic plants. The audience is very enthusiastic today, bombarding lots of gardening questions! And as usual, Wilson was swarmed by the crowd after the talk to ouch and feel the herbs which Wilson personally grown in his garden.
Also in Hortpark today, a bazaar was organised for the commercial nurseries and gardening hobbyists to peddle their home grown plants. Our gardening group, Green Culture Singapore, had brought countless of plants from the enthusiastic members to sell at rock bottom prices. Some of these plants are collectors’ plants which are seldom found in our local nurseries. It is always heartening to see our members share their plants and experiences to the public.
I was also approached by a young boy who had a booth to sell his carnivorous plants. I was delighted to know that he was one who attended my gardening talk in March and had developed strong interest in these plants with great success! Before he attended my talk, he had little knowledge about carnivorous plants, and now today he showed me his beautiful plants which really motivates me to promote gardening to the younger generations! I believe more and more young people will soon take up gardening as a hobby with the help of today’s technology such as the Internet, information are readily available!