Saturday, July 24, 2010

SGF Potted Beauties

Earlier before the SGF, I was sent an invitation to participate in one of the contests that was held during the festival. It was called "Potted Beauties" Contest. There were some instructions and specifications given but I didn't pay attention to them cos' I wasn't going to participate. Two or more of the GCS forum mates did send in their entries and they are below ..... they look good, yes?
On hindsight, maybe I should prepare to learn how to prepare my potted beauty for this contest two years down the road .... LOL. Maybe to make it a little more interesting, they should have two other categories ..... like growing a two- plant combination in a pot category or growing three or more plants in a pot category. But I know that growing one plant well enough for a contest is already hard enough :-)

Friday, July 23, 2010

SGF Putting Plants Together

I have always admired the way landscape artistes put plants together to make little corners here and there to look attractive and interesting to the eye. So here are some pics of plants that caught my eye.

Bamboo, grass and sedum with ......

Anthuriums, marigolds, coleus ....

Begonia, coleus, periwinkle, globe amaranthus, ferns

Mini roses (red and white), begonia

I was staring at this for sometime .... a palm tree with orchids and nepenthes wrapped round the trunk using sphagnum moss and coir.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

SGF Orchid Display

I am still learning about orchids and the variety that was displayed there was just mind blowing. Really I had difficulty trying to focus ..... so here it's just a number of mundane shots I took cos' I was already dead tired walking and looking at the other displays. May be two years down the road, I'll be a little more knowledgeable about orchids to capture great pictures of interesting orchids for you to see.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

An Award For Community Gardens

So after volunteering in this CG for almost 2 years .... we've got ......

.... at Hougang Aljunied Zone 1 RC CG .....

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

SGF Bonsai

I don't know much about these plants but they do look beautiful in their own way. I know it takes a lot of patience and skill to create a look using the species of plant.
So enjoy some of the pics here .....

Monday, July 19, 2010

SGF Community In Bloom Gardeners

I love this corner of the display hall. On my second day at the festival, I spent the entire morning chit-chatting here with the community gardeners. Some are pretty friendly and we almost chatted like old friends while others are rather reticent. It was quite enlightening to listen to some stories that went into their displays and I had the pleasure to listen to a member who used the car that was cut into half in their display.
Ideas galore again here for how the CGers use old and plebeian objects to make interesting displays for plants in the garden.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

SGF Apartment Gardening

Here we have ideas galore for apartment gardening. Fancy having corners in your apartment looking like these below ..... many fall in love with them. Some ideas I can only dream to have, other ideas can be a possibility.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

SGF Landscape Gardens

It's a visual treat here in this display hall. Foreign and local talents in collaboration with our local nurseries showcase their landscape ideas. I'll just let the pics do the talking .....