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Earth Laughs in Flowers!

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I saw this quote in the lovely grounds of the themed garden at HortPark, since then it has become a favorite of mine: “The earth laughs in flowers.” Though it's often been attributed to E.E. Cummings, it actually appears in Hamatreya, by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

I spend my mornings in my little porch-garden. I get loads of Vitamin D and am always happy to see a new bloom. It is the June rains and the plants are a-bloom. I especially love my tumbling thumbergias which I got from a seller in Kallang Estate Fresh Market together with a friend who bought them for me. When I potter in the garden, I prune and fertilise using egg shells, coffee grains, sodium bicarbonate and even epsom salts! You can apply Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate), adding it to fertilisers placed in the soil once per month. You can also add 1 tablespoon with a gallon of water and spray onto the leaves. Do google for more info. Do not claim to know it all. But the flowers above say "I do have a few green fingers ;-)"

Visit my little Eden (above) or uncover more Glimpses of Eden at

You can even shop for a reproduction or print or buy a merchandise at the online shop.

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From Far East Flora - the flowers are very pungent!

Angel Trumpet climber from Thomson Plaza - it was a tiny pot then and is an avid climber.

Butterfly pea flowers - used in food and drink as a natural food colouring and barely has any taste, is commonly seen in Thai, Malay and Peranakan cuisine.

It is said to be full of antioxidants and is touted to improve skin quality, among other health benefits.

Lantanas from World Farm - Bah Soon Pah Road. It's a great one-stop hub for a great variety of plants and gardening tools and needs. Wear a hat though!

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Hibiscus plant bought by my Sis - grounded it as flowers drop off frequently and would not bloom in pot - doing well now!

Enjoy the little eden we have here! When the "veil lifts" , you will breathe lilac and citrus!

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