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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.

Thank you for visiting!

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Secret Garden of 1Utama #2

So far, the plants under the Secret Garden theme has been of the 'accent' type used in landscaping due to their architecturally distinctive features. Quite a number of those posted under this category are rarely seen elsewhere in Malaysia. And I agree!

Nevertheless, there are a couple which I have yet to identify due to missing tags.  There are also similar species to earlier postings which I have taken liberty to omit due to duplication.

However, there are more species in the garden which are worth noting and their beauty unseen elsewhere with few exceptions.

Madagascar tree arum (Typhonodorum lindleyanum)
hibiscus - Malaysia's national flower
colocasia gigantea
C. gigantea flowers
down the garden path

orange trumpet creeper (pyrostegia venusta)

bamboo leaves

dried angled gourd
(luffa acutangula) 

lowland fern tree (Cyanthea latebrosa)
tender shoots (fern tree)
fountain grass (Pennisetum advena)
torch ginger (Etlingera elatior)

Do make time to visit this exotic garden at leisure. Take time out to smell the herbs and the flowers. Where else can one get to go into a well planned and tended garden without admission fees?  This is one advantage you'll not regret for taking...


  1. What a great blog and excellent information.
    Thank you!!
    - Cheers from Canada!!

  2. Hi guild-rez,
    Firstly, thanks for dropping by... you're welcome!
    Glad you liked it especially since it's all tropical. Am encouraged by and appreciate your positive response and look forward to your continued support.
    Regards :-)