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 SEPTEMBER 2017


Activity 1
PLANT SALE - in CELEBRATION of SFTGS 50th ANNIVERSARY

Venue: Bukit Damansara Community Centre, Off Jalan Setiabudi, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
Date: Sunday, 17 September 2017
Time: 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Purposes:

  • To create awareness about SFTGS among the general public, and recruit new members
  • To raise money for SFTGS

What's for Sale?

  • Plants and Seeds
  • Fertilisers, Compost and Soil
  • Gardening Tools
  • Pre-loved Gardening Books

Members who wish to donate plants (labelled with name) and any of the items above for the Plant Sale, please bring them early in the morning of the event. Kindly, contact Ms Lina Santiago (016-2318504/ 011-28588786) - call or sms - to inform her of your intention.

All are welcome to the Plant Sale..so bring along and/or inform your friends and relatives. Remember to bring your own shopping bags to carry your purchases.


Activity 2
Walking tour of PUTRAJAYA BOTANICAL GARDEN

The Garden covers an area of 93 hectares, and is divided into 3 phases. The first phase of 25 hectares is open to the public, featuring more than 700 species of plants from over 90 countries in 5 different themes. The themes are the Explorer's Trail, Palm Hill, Floral Gardens, Sun Garden and the Lakeside.

This will be a guided walking tour, visiting the prominent features of the garden. Our tour guide will be the knowledgeable Puan Nurunnisa bt. Abdullah (Co-author of the book "For the Love of Trees").

Date: Saturday, 23 September 2017
Meeting Place: Entrance to Putrajaya Botanical Garden, Precinct 1
Time: 8.00 a.m. Please note that the tour will start promptly at 8.30 (before it gets too sunny).
Duration: 2 hours
Fee: As the event is a guided tour, there will be a charge of RM10 per person for Members, and RM15 for non-members (to pay our guide).

Please confirm your participation with Ms Lina Santiago (016-2318504/ 011-28588786) - call or sms.

Importance:

  • There will be NO transport arrangements. Please organise your own transport, or travel by Uber or GrabCar. Google or use Waze for directions to the venue
  • This is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat/cap and long-sleeved clothes (if you are shy of the sun!), and bring drinking water


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