Category Garden Tips

Easy-to-Grow plants for Garden Beginner

Some Gardening Tips for homeowners who are just about to start planning for their first garden; if you are having problems to decide what plants to include in order to beautify your outdoor space, then perhaps below-mentioned shrubs are your best option.
Some of the plants recommended here produce flowers with a variety of colours while others rely on just their leaves to bring out attractive colours & due to the ruggedness of these plants, there are favourite among gardening enthusiasts. These plants have appealing characteristics and also they are easy to care for.
As a garden beginner, one thing to work on is a disciplined routine of watering and exposing your plants to sunlight. If well-maintained, these plants will thrive well for years to come.
Here are a few easy-to-grow pl...
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Traditional Home Cooling Wisdom

It is very hard for us to imagine life without air-conditioning we have become so dependent on it that we have forgotten how life used to be without it. Even our young children, if not babies, would complain when the air-conditioner is not switched on.

There was always a dry and hot season in Malaysia. But how did our grandparents survive the heat back then?

Turns out, the best way to keep cool in those days was through some clever home design. Traditional houses were very cleverly designed for thermal comfort.

What were some of these traditional home designs? Let’s take a look:

Roof design

Traditional Malay houses had a double roof, with a gap between the top and bottom halves. These gaps, also known as ventilation joints provided airflow across the top of the house.

Secondly, older h...

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Shade Trees Selection

Trees add a lot to the home landscape.

Planting in the right location and practising proper tree maintenance such as pruning and watering is critical to the tree’s health. 

A shade tree is an investment in your home’s future and in the environment. A misplaced tree is doomed to a stressful and perhaps short life. A tree that outgrows its space can damage and endanger nearby structures. No matter what type of shade tree you choose, you need to consider the following: 
Here’s some advice on choosing, planting and caring for shade trees.

Benefits of Shade Trees

  • Reduce heating and cooling costs both indoors and out.
  • Drop the temperature during the hot season.
  • Reduce heat reflected from paved areas.
  • Attract and sustain wildlife.
  • Convert CO2 to O2
  • Help prevent soil erosion.
  • Increase your prop...
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Bamboo Beauty

Bamboo plant not only can give your garden that alluring oriental look, but also they look aesthetically-pleasing, they can give a gentle, soothing sound when the wind blows.
A lush clump of bamboo with its wide expanse of droopy canopy provides shade too.

Just imagine having a cool drink/hot cup of coffee in your patio against a backdrop of a beautiful bamboo garden. It will give you the serenity of being in harmony with nature.


To create an exotic-looking landscape in miniature, surround the clumps of bamboo with a swathe of pebbles and rustic timber panels.

Use bamboo to give a hard-looking pergola or fencing a softer look and a more naturalistic setting.

Interior designers and landscape artists often prefer to use bamboo as it is suitable for large or small gardens,...

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Backyard Feng Shui

A HOUSE should include elements that help create a sense of security and comfort, including in its backyard. Just like how your body needs good back support the same goes for your house.
A sloped backyard can bring bad Feng Shui to a house as it lacks supporting energy.

In traditional Feng Shui, the back of the house is the area of the tortoise, which is one of the four celestial Feng Shui animals. The energy of the tortoise is to create support and stability for the house. Therefore, placing one in your backyard would bring good fortune.
You can apply Feng Shui elements to create beautiful and cohesive backyard landscape designs and bring positive energy into your outdoor living space.
To balance the energy in your backyard, consider adding the following:


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Tree that refuse to die

A place of enchantment

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6 Plants Which Give Out Oxygen Even During The Night

Like any living thing, plants survive through respiration, inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide. During the day, carbon dioxide emissions by the plant are almost negated because of photosynthesis, which is the complete opposite of respiration. But in the night, plants lack sunlight to carry out photosynthesis and instead, their carbon dioxide output gets amplified.

While the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the plants won’t exactly suffocate you in your sleep, an abundance of oxygen can have a calming effect, reducing anxiety and insomnia. Assuming you can keep them alive; the following plants emit plenty of oxygen even in the night and will help you have a better sleep.

1. Snake Plant

Snake Plants/’Mother-In-Law’s Tongue’ is the plant that you definitely needed around your h...

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Intelligent Trees

A forester and scientist have been studying communication between trees for decades; their incredible observations can be seen in the new documentary, ‘Intelligent Trees.’
‘Trees can form bonds like an old couple and look after each other. ‘
‘Trees have feelings. They can feel pain, but can also have emotions, such as fear.’
‘Trees like to stand close together and cuddle.’
‘There is in fact friendship among trees.’

These are just a few of the wonderful observations made by tree whisperer, Peter Wohlleben, the German forester extraordinaire and best-selling author of “The Hidden Life of Trees.”
Peter Wohlleben #hiddenlifeoftrees and #SuzanneSimard discuss how.
Forest ecologist Dr...

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Amazing Trees around the World

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