Adeniums And Terrarium Workshop – FLORIA Lifestyle October Edition Program Highlights

Serving a wide range of Adeniums with myriads of colours that are enchanting, graciously awaits visitors to the October edition of FLORIA Lifestyle program at Anjung Floria, Precinct 4, Putrajaya from 30 October to 1 November 2015. Amongst the many types of Adenium which will be on display and for sale are Thailand’s famous Adenium varieties, the Socotranum and Desert Rose. As well as Somalian Adenium selections, the King Somalense, Mixed black and more such as the Anaconda, Adenium Big Head Family and Grafted Adenium is anticipated to enthral visitors, especially Adenium enthusiasts. Although the Adenium is the event’s theme, there are also roses, orchids, topiary, fruit saplings, terrariums, fertilisers, composts and gardening paraphernalia for sale. In addition to providing a wide range of shopping for home decor and gardens, FLORIA Lifestyle also offers a variety of attractions and activities for visitors. Among them is a Terrarium Workshop provides an opportunity for visitors to learn ‘hands-on’ the methods to fashion a terrarium with their own creativity. Furthermore and not to be missed, Ms. Rozita Hamid, a Landscape Architect, will conduct the ‘Decorative Garden For Home’ talk. She will provide comprehensive guidance to visitors who are interested in setting up an decorative garden for small spaces in their home. In line with the FLORIA Lifestyle concept of wholesome family fun in a garden setting, we also organised a number of entertainment shows such as acoustic performances by Acoustic band, Dikir Barat by Balong Mas Troupe of Precinct 9 Community and Zumba “dancexercise”, all to add to the gaiety of the event.   Organized by the Putrajaya Floria Sdn Bhd (PFSB),...

October FLORIA Lifestyle – Have a Bloomin’ Fun Time

Yes folks, the FLORIA Lifestyle event is back this 30th October to 1st November 2015 at the Anjung FLORIA and we promise you the same good time for everyone and more. The theme bloom for this event is the enchanting yet sturdy Adeniums, better known as the desert rose, visit the exhibitions to appreciate and learn more of this enthralling flower up close, pick a pot or two and try your hand nurturing them.   As with the last event, we promise you that there will be many things and activities that will capture your fancy. Apart from the usual floriculture, horticulture and landscape wares for sale. There are also handicrafts, food trucks and local fruits to delight you. The little ones will surely enjoy chasing giant bubbles, trotting around the park on a pony or cuddling cute furry critters. For a more serious but entirely fun pursuit, there will be a terrarium DIY workshop, conducted by industry experts. For a small fee, participants will learn the basic foundation of terrarium building with tried and tested methods. Plants and materials will be provided, just bring your creativity and enthusiasm.   On the 30th at 3pm, a special Money Wise program especially designed for kids will be conducted by UPM in association with us. A must attend function where kids are thought the basic of financial management, to create literacy and awareness in-line with MOE’s guidelines, all in a fun and games module. Decorative garden in small spaces adds charm and appeal to any otherwise drab indoor spaces. Arm with keenness and imagination, anyone will be able to create an...

Center For The First Comprehensive Compost Managed By PFSB

Putrajaya adds another feather to its cap of achievements by the implementation of the Comprehensive Processing & Compost Production Centre, in Putrajaya Wetland Park. The first in Malaysia thus moving closer to realising the vision of becoming the Green Tech City by 2025. This new installation which process and recycle garden waste and green waste will be known as FLORIA Compost Centre. Through collaboration and partnership between the wholly owned PPj subsidiary, Putrajaya Floria Sdn Bhd (PFSB) and MIG Green Resources Sdn Bhd, all of the parks and other green waste collected in and around Putrajaya will be processed to produce compost and woodchip in the center. The centre’s functions encompasses waste collection, processing, research, production, and consulting services and sales of compost fertiliser. During the launch of the centre, Datuk Seri Adnan Md lkshan, Secretary General of the Ministry of Federal Territories said, “In addition to completing the government’s efforts in dealing with green waste to process 100% of garden waste and green waste received for the production of commercially viable products, well-planned partnership between PFSB and MIG Green can generate income, saving maintenance costs and expenses in the purchase of compost and mulching material and reduces Tipping Fee charges and ultimately reducing disposal costs. With the introduction of this new system, all the parks and other green waste can be processed immediately on a large scale, in excess of 50 tons per day within a site measuring 60,000 square feet. Producing a wide range of products such as compost, mulch materials and biomass fuels, all of which are commercially valuable. In addition to reducing Putrajaya’s operational expenses...

Decorative Garden For Small Spaces in Residential

Gardens for Homes Series: Decorative Garden For Small Spaces Design Space No matter how small the space allotted for a decorative garden in your home, it can be designed and customised in accordance to the size and shape of the given space. Fine examples of small spaces in your homes that can be decorated into a garden are the balcony, indoor courtyard or even any small indoor niche. Just as the typical home gardens, small decorative gardens can also contain elements of classic home and garden decor such as water element, potted plants, rocks, wooden deck, and garden furniture and so on. These garden elements are small and simple in form, and easily assembled without requiring heavy construction. Planting should also be made in pots, using small-sized and shade-resistant plant species. Hardscape For a balcony or indoor niche of the house, the floor area can be replaced with rocks, wood decking or artificial turf to add distinctiveness. Water elements such as fountains and fish ponds add interest or focal points to the garden space. These can be made using materials such as pebbles, bricks, wood and use of pool liners or large pot or container to contain the water. If space is not too constraint, garden furniture such as tea table or small benches can be placed in the small garden or balcony as an extension of living space.           Planting Plants for indoor garden spaces can be planted in planters or pots. If space is limited it can also be planted on a vertical planting method or a green wall. Like planting on the...

ADENIUMS – Beauty In Strength

In the melodic words of Sting, an English recording artist “I dream of rain I dream of gardens in the desert sand I wake in pain I dream of love as time runs through my hand I dream of fire……………………………………… Sweet desert rose This memory of Eden haunts us all This desert flower, this rare perfume Is the sweet intoxication of the fall” (Dessert Rose- Sting, Album – Brand New Day 1999) Encapsulates the essence of the Adeniums or more commonly known as the ‘Desert Rose’ - through all the hardships that one faces, the only thing that gives hope is that one beautiful memory that prevails above all challenges and would give one the strength to carry on. Just as the lyrics captures the spirit of Adeniums so thus the real flower that inspires it. Native to the harsh environs of arid regions of South and East Africa, Arabian Peninsula and dessert regions of the Americas. With blooms of pinkish-fuchsia petals and white with red and highlights. Hence the moniker “desert rose” came about. Adenium Obesum Light PinkAdenium Obesum Light PinkAdenium Obesum Light PinkAdenium Obesum Light PinkAdenium Obesum Light Pink   Adenium is a genus in the family of Apocynaceae and have almost 12 species. A close relative to the Frangipani, a Plumeria sub genus. The difference between the two stocks is that, the Adenium has smaller leaves and a swollen base trunk. The most popular species is Adenium Obesum. Some others are Adenium Crispum, Adenium Somalense and Adenium Multiflorum. Many are hybrids. Hybrids are mainly from Taiwan and Thailand with layered petals of different colour tone with...

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