Solanum melongena has numerous culinary and medicinal uses

Solanum melongena (Brinjal, Eggplant, Aubergine, Terong in Malay) Grow Brinjal or Eggplant in your home garden to ensure pesticide-free edible fruits or veggie for your family all year long. Brinjal, often called the ‘King of Vegetables’ originated in India. It is given that name as it holds a permanent place in most of the foods […]

Dianella ensifolia produces attractive flowers and shiny deep blue fruits

Dianella ensifolia (Umbrella Dracaena, Flax Lily, Common Dianella, Sword-leaf Dracaena, Cerulean Flax-lily, Siak-Siak in Malay) Umbrella Dracaena or Flax Lily is a free-flowering perennial herb that blooms all year round. This beautiful plant that produces attractive flowers and shiny deep blue fruits is considered poisonous in China and cattle are said to die from eating […]

Thysanolaena latifolia that’s used as a wrapper for glutinous rice dumplings

Thysanolaena latifolia (Bamboo Grass, Tiger Grass, Asian Broom Grass, Rumput Buloh/ Teberau in Malay) The dried leaves of Bamboo Grass or Asian Broom Grass are used as wrappers for glutinous rice dumplings which are traditionally made during the fifth month of the lunar calendar to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. Cultivation of the Bamboo Grass has the […]

Dianthus caryophyllus with flowers in psychedelic colours

Dianthus caryophyllus (Carnation, Border Carnation, Clove Pink) The Carnation or Clove Pink produces wonderful blossoms in psychedelic colours. They are popularly used as cut flowers in most countries around the globe. An ornamental and perennial plant that flowers throughou the year in the tropical country. Carnation is the national flower of Spain, Monaco, and Slovenia.

Lilium spp. with blooms in varying explosive colours

Lilium spp. (Lily) Many species of Lilium produces large and showy flowers and are highly scented. The blossoms come in numerous and varying explosive colours. The Lilies make excellent cut flowers. Great to include this beauty as it will add fragrance to your garden.