by Mr S.K. Goh of Pasu of Boux Marketing Sdn Bhd
We all know that plants take in carbon dioxide from the air and produce oxygen in return through the process of photosynthesis. Did you know that in 1989 NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) published the results of a study carried out in association with the Associated Landscape Contractors of America showing that some common indoor plants provide a natural way of removing toxic agents such as benzene, formaldehyde and trichlorethylene from the air inside buildings. While this is particularly important in space stations which are sealed, resulting in a build-up of indoor air pollution problems, these advantages can also be extended to our homes and offices.
The talk will first explain what are indoor plants, and point out the benefits of keeping these plants. The indoor plants that purify the air inside buildings will then be identified.
Date: Saturday, 27 May 2017
Meeting Point: Bilik Cube 1, Institut Pengajian Siswazah (Institute of Graduate Studies), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur (Map)
There will be a charge of RM10 for members and RM15 for non-members to pay for the rental of the venue.
Please confirm your attendance with Ms Lina Santiago (016-2318504/011-28588786) – call or sms.
GARDENING IN MALAYSIA;
Volume 3 - Climbers, Bulbs,
Rhizomes, Tubers, Foliage Plants
This third volume of “Gardening in Malaysia” as with our previous two volumes,
provides gorgeous photographs accompanied by useful information about the plants
themselves. The subjects of this volume are climbers, bulbs, rhizomes, tubers and
foliage plants. Some as you will appreciate are prima donnas like stephanotis
demanding constant attention, while others like Honolulu creeper will happily
reach for the sky with hardly a glance. We hope this volume will help you choose
the most suitable plant for your garden. In addition there are eighteen chapters,
many more than in previous volumes, with practical advice to guarantee you the
most beautiful specimens of these lovelies.
ISBN 978-967-11225-2-5, A5 (146x207mm) size, Softcover, Colour plates
Price: RM28 per copy. Price inclusive of packing and postage
(within Malaysia Only). Download this form
for your orders. Contact: Selangor & FT Gardening Society h/p 011-28588786
or Lina Santiago 016-2318504.
Our Latest GREENFINGERS
Contents of Issue 1 - 2017:
- Pictures — Balcony Garden
- Edible Flowers a la Malaysia
- A Good Apple
- A Living Museum Plant Museum — U.S. Botanic Garden
- Secret Garden
- Balcony Garden
Guide to Gardening in Small Spaces
We are proud to announce that Ms Stephanie Choo,
one of our members as well as a columnist in NST, has published the above book.
The book is published by MPH under its MasterClass Series (no less!).
Those of you who live in a terrace or link house with
limited garden space, or in an apartment with no land to speak of, will find this book
full of useful information for gardening with such restrictions.
The book, in full colour, sells at RM35.90 per copy,
and is available at all MPH bookstores. Do get yourself a copy!
— Dr Tan Swee Lian, President, SFTGS