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)

ACTIVITIES of OCTOBER 2017


Activity 1
GIVE BACK CAMPAIGN - CONTINUING THE CELEBRATION of SFTGS 50th ANNIVERSARY

Venue: 1 Utama Shopping Mall, Community Corner next to Aveda, 1st Floor
Date: Saturday, 7 October 2017
Time: 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Note:Members can participate in this campaign by helping the Executive Committee pack the tote bags on 4 Oct. (Wed.) at 10.00 am at Ms Lina Santiago’s house (32 Jalan 14/56, Petaling Jaya). Please bring scissors to cut seed labels.

Purposes:

  • To encourage people to take up gardening as a healthy hobby
  • To create awareness about SFTGS among the general public, and recruit new members

To reflect our 50th Anniversary, 50 tote bags filled with seed packets, fertiliser and pamphlets will be given away to the public every hour between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm.

Tell your friends about this event!


Activity 2
GALA 50th ANNIVERSARY DINNER

The dinner will be held at Rebung Restaurant. This is a fine-dining restaurant serving Malay cuisine run by celebrity Chef Ismail. The dinner will be buffet style offering a very wide selection of dishes, covering appetizers, soup, main course, side dishes and dessert, as well as some Western cuisine.

Address: Level 5, Cascade Parking Bukit Aman, 5-2, Jalan Tanglin, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Date: Saturday, 28th October 2017
Time: Dinner starts at 7.30 pm
Fee: The dinner charges are RM70.00 per head, or RM700.00 for a table of 10.

Activities:

  • “Let’s make music together”, led by a Drum Group
  • Prize-giving to winners of a Quiz
  • Lucky draws*

Please reserve your seats with Ms Lina Santiago (016-2318504/ 011-28588786) – call or sms. Kindly note that once a reservation is made you will be charged.

*Donations and contributions to the lucky draws will be most appreciated.


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 2 - 2017:

  • Photos
  • Editorial
  • Celebrathing SFTGS's 50th Anniversary - QUIZ
  • Celebrathing SFTGS's 50th Anniversary - Plant Sales
  • A Small Garden in Ipoh
  • A Day Out at the Chelsea Flower Show
  • Photos
  • RidWeed - a ready to use Herbicide
  • Give up a Park, get a Blooming Plot
  • Readers Write
  • A Steamy Affair
  • Photos


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