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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, September 8, 2010

The Hardy Palms | Transfer & On Hold

Hmm...spied a few forlorn and displaced palms at the far end of a shopping mall compound.  The blistering afternoon sun unleashed its power on these helpless plants leaning on a wall. But what on earth are these dug outs doing out there. It's hard to imagine... more like waiting to be baked ?

lean on me

There was a guy working nearby so I thought best to ask him.  He just pointed to the direction inside the mall.  It then clicked that there were palms exhibited inside as part of the Ramadhan festival.  But that's been nearly a month since the exhibits were first put up.

Were these excess to requirements or were they meant for replacements as the earlier palm exhibits had since shown signs of distress and turned yellow, spectacularly wilting in high end shopping territory.


Considering it's only another couple of days to the festival date, I'm not sure if these will eventually grace the surrounds in the cooler air-conditioned arena or suffer the consequences of neglect. 

The crown and small root ball all bundled up in polythene for easy removal and transportation.

mass relocation
These two species, the coconut (cocos nucifera) and the betel nut (areca catechu) palms happen to be our most dynamic yet commonly exuberant species.  Now, hardy isn't a word not associated with these types of palms. So, survive I hope they do...


  1. Oh no! Its like watching goldfish flopping around on a hot sidewalk! Hang in there buddies!

  2. Hi... indeed, like a bystander with hands bound! Such exotic waste when I learn other people struggling to grown them from seed, in colder climes...