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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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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Nightscenes | Spotlight on Palms

The day is done and night comes alive. 

Do trees go to sleep?  Maybe they do now that they take a break from photosynthesizing.

However, man has other plans.  They want to enhance the exterior of their homes or buildings.  They wish to stand out from dark, ominous surrounds.  Shadows cast by trees and plants would draw passers-by attention and look interesting.  Therefore, they installed the lighting to make artificial day.  Noo! That's not true...

A correct amount of light is required to throw up an equally mesmerizing ambiance by accentuating parts of the palms.  The options to enhance the silhouette of trees, especially palm trees, at night are quite a few and
is definitely an art form.

                       malayan green coconut palm

                                                                                                              bismarkia nobilis

                        borassus flabellifer
                                                                                                   areca catechu

Whilst researching for this blog awhile ago, found an interesting site which offers professional lighting capacity advice for palms by species.  Then, I'd just kept it aside for future use.  If ever anyone is in need of such technical information, they may wish to visit

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