Sunday, October 5, 2014

My corridor garden has been under the weather for the longest time. I fear that my plants will dying on me, one after another. Ever since the building walls were painted white, the newly added heat energy has killed many of my beloved plant species. I am currently doing some damage control by watering the plants more often and replenishing the garden with new plants. Let's hope that this phase will pass faster and sooner and may the new plants grow. I just newly acquired a new pot of curry plants which has been divided. Fingers crossed that they will continue to grow and please thrive and fluorish!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Chingay plant selection

As we are decorating the inside of a house, here are some common indoor plants that I recommend. Even though they are indoor plants, they possess as much beauty as any outdoor plant, perhaps even more so. The idea behind this recommendation is that the selection has to show practicality and feasibility: as this Chingay display and performance is meant as an impetus to promote home gardening (in other words, it won't be just about Chinese New Year), it is important to show the audience that such a display is possible, on top of the desire to awe them with the "wow" factor. Also, I have factored in the size requirements. I reckon that the display will not be conspicuous and eye-catching enough if we use smaller plants. I hope my pitch is comprehensive for you. Now, without further ado, here are the nominees:

1) Anthurium spp

2) Spathyphyllum (commonly known as Peace Lily)

3) Aphelandra squarrosa

 4) Calathea spp (especially Calathea zebrina)

5) Chrysothermis puchella

6) Syngonium [green and pink (preferred)]

7) Excoecaria cochinchinensis

8) Graptophyllum pictum (Caricature plant)

9) Sinningia speciosa (Florist Gloxinia)