Our Garden Updates From October To December 2017

We praise and thank God Almighty

For blessing us with our daily dose of joy,

To enjoy our garden plants and flowers and whatever marvels seen everyday,

For strength and passion in gardening
during our golden years!

Sharing below our beautiful tropical garden and some gorgeous flowering and foliage plants in the courtyard
as well as frontyard from October to December 2017!!

Inner border at our frontyard with captivating plants and flowers
Inner border at our frontyard with captivating plants and flowers
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Acanthus ebracteatus produces flowers and contains medicinal properties

Acanthus ebracteatus (Sea Holly, Holly Mangrove, Holly-leaved Mangrove, Jejeru Hitam in Malay)

Leaves of Acanthus ebracteatus (Sea Holly, Holly Mangrove, Holly-leaved Mangrove, Jejeru Hitam in Malay) with spine tips along the leaf margin, 26 Dec 2017Sea Holly or Holly-leaved Mangrove grows in the undergrowth of mangroves, swamps, along river banks and marshes of Southeast Asia.

Besides, it contains medicinal properties.

Acanthus ebracteatus is listed as vulnerable in the Red List of threatened plants of Singapore.

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Saccharum officinarum as a cash crop for the production of sugar, ethanol and etcetera

Saccharum officinarum (Sugarcane, Sugar Cane, Tebu in Malay)

Recently harvesting sugarcane of Saccharum officinarum (Sugarcane, Sugar Cane, Tebu in Malay), 5 Dec 2017Sugarcane or Sugar Cane is the ninth most valuable crop and livestock product by value.

It is popularly grown as a cash crop for the production of sugar, ethanol and other industrial uses.

Besides, Sugarcane has also been used medicinally.
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2017 Christmas and 2018 New Year Greetings

For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given…
And His name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

Rejoice and be glad! Emmanuel… God is with us!

WISHING ALL DEAR FRIENDS AND READERS :
Happy Holidays,
A Very Joyful And Blessed Christmas,
& A Happy, Fulfilling And Healthy New Year 2018
That’s Filled With God’s Manifold Blessings Always!

Christmas 2017 and New Year 2018 greeting card
We take this opportunity to extend our grateful thanks
to all visitors and friends to our garden website.
Your visits and generous comments
through the years are much appreciated.
We look forward to your continuing support and encouragement.
God bless you and your beloved family always!

Solandra grandiflora produces fragrant and chalice-shaped flowers

Solandra grandiflora (Chalice Vine, Cup of Gold, Goldcup Vine, Golden Chalice Vine)

Attractive blooms of Solandra grandiflora (Chalice Vine, Cup of Gold, Goldcup Vine, Golden Chalice Vine) in white and yellow, 19 Sept 2017Chalice Vine or Cup of Gold is a very captivating climber that produces ornamental, chalice-shaped and fragrant flowers.

A free-flowering perennial vine that blooms year round.

Fabulous when trained on pergolas and trellises with their huge and creamy yellow and golden flowers cascading downwards.
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