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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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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Creative Deadwood

Well, it's not exactly unusual to see coconut trees installed indoors but this very exacting scenario of clean lines created by using barren coconut trunks seem highly unusual indeed.

One day last week, as I was wandering around an upmarket shopping centre to pass the time, came across the exterior of a noodle shop on the 2nd level in Bangsar Village, Kuala Lumpur.

Understandably, these would be the treated solid stems of the common Malayan Green Coconut (just my guess, being more abundant and taller than other local varieties).

Yes, it's probably hip and different but sadly, it's sterile looking and lack convivial ambience without those leafy greens.  I'd rather wished they invested in a few potted natural palms (lots of low maintenance varieties as opposed to no maintenance) instead.

Besides 'greening' the eatery, live plants also serve as eco friendly air purifiers!

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