Persatuan Pekebunan Selangor dan Wilayah Persekutuan
Selangor and Federal Territory Gardening Society
(251 Selangor)
All Things Grow with Love

Our Esteemed Patron
YB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr Chong Hon Nyan
PSM, DSGM, JMN, KMN, AMN, MA (Cantab), RCD (Singapore), DSc (Hon)

Activity of AUGUST 2017

Speaker: Puan Nurunnisa bt. Abdullah
                (Author of the book For the Love of Trees)
Date: Saturday, 26 August 2017
Time 3.30 p.m.
Venue: YWCA PJ, 21 Jalan 20/1 Petaling Jaya

The talk will definitely give ideas of suitable small-sized trees or large-sized shrubs that can be planted in small gardens with an area of about 40 sq m or less. There will be a slide presentation of trees introduced from different parts of the world but locally adapted, as well as local species, and pointers on how they can be planted in a confined area. Selection of a tree depends on the preference of the homeowner, whether the tree is for aesthetic value, shade, screening, flowers, fruits, or as a wildlife habitat.

The choice of the tree depends on its uniqueness or whether it is a rare species, not one that is seen commonly in public areas or along the roadside. The tree can be planted and maintained in many ways in order to retain its height and form, and blended with shrubs and garden features in the landscape. A single tree makes a lot of difference in a landscaped garden; whether planted in the ground, or in a raised planter/large pot. It provides a focal/talking point of the garden.

Directions: Coming from Jalan Universiti towards the crossroads – formerly, the Rothmans roundabout – go straight after the traffic lights to enter Jalan 19/1. Turn right into Jalan 19/1B, and then just after the Caltex petrol station turn left into Jalan 20/1. As parking is LIMITED, please carpool as far as possible, or use Uber/Grabcar.

There will be a charge of RM10.00 for members and RM15.00 for non-members to pay for rental of the venue. Please confirm your attendance with Ms Lina Santiago (016-2318504/ 011-28588786) – call or sms. Remember that you will still be billed if you fail to turn up.

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.

Contents of Issue 1 - 2017:

  • Pictures — Balcony Garden
  • Editorial
  • Edible Flowers a la Malaysia
  • Pictures
  • A Good Apple
  • A Living Museum Plant Museum — U.S. Botanic Garden
  • Secret Garden
  • Balcony Garden

STFGS Celebrates
the Golden Jubilee

This year, The Selangor and Federal Terrritory Gardening Society celebrates the 50th anniversary of its existence. As part of the celebrations the society is having a Give Back and Membership Campaign on 7 Oct at 1Utama shopping mall.

We plan to give out 200 gift packs to the public. Each will comprise a tote bag with small packs of seeds and fertilisers, as well as the society's membership forms.

We appeal and hope that members will donate seed or fertiliser packages. Just small packs will do. Vegetable seeds will be good to encourage people to grow their own. Flower seeds will brighten one's world.!

— Dr Tan Swee Lian,
President, SFTGS

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