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by : BTF

As I Wander...

Living in tropical Malaysia, we tend to take the hot humid weather, thundery rainstorms and the spectrum of wild evergreen plants as a given.

Recently, I noticed more exotic plants making its way into landscaped home gardens, recreational parks, frontages of shopping malls and
commercial buildings.

Along kerb sides of residential streets and busy motorways, palms, trees and flowering plants make pleasant and interesting fringes.

This is a record of the various species "as I see it" for I am in awe of palms. Hence, my premise for this blog is that the global garden,
i.e. every physical garden (tended or untended), becomes a part of my, simply said, cyber palm garden. ;-)

Please feel free to share your thoughts or comments.

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Silver Bismarck Palm

Botanical Name : Bismarckia nobilis

This palm just won 'pole position' for the start of this blog. 

My plan was to start with some smaller palms found in the homes and gardens. However, on the way to Bandar Utama, we took a unplanned detour into a residential estate at Bukit Jelutong. The first sight which greeted me was the number of Bismarck Palms.  It was stunning - beauty in numbers! There must have been 7-8 palms each on either side of the grassy kerb which formed the landscape at the round about.

Shame, I had missed that photo opportunity but certainly the picture perfect image had remained clearly in my mind. I hope to re-visit the scene sometime.  For now, enjoy a smaller potted version outside The Curve.

Stunning, attractive, majestic, beautiful etc... and all the superlatives one could use to describe this most sought after of palms, if space is not a constraint...

The huge fan-shaped leaves, striking in blue green and almost silverish, on the underside. 

And to top it all, this special one is maintained with a high degree of TLC (tender loving care) - a weaved lattice work. Such creativity...


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