Monday, December 10, 2007

Garden Tech 2007 - Weekend Snapshot 1

It was pouring cats and dogs on Sunday. We went to the garden fair after seeing my next-door neighbour's purchases. There was so much to buy but I couldn't buy a lot because we were not allowed to drive our car into the park. We had to park at PSA Building and take their shuttle bus.

Lots of giveaways, bargains, interesting talks, gardening tips, new garden products and great landscaping ideas....

A pity it rained so hard.... we couldn't visit many of the interesting gardens in the park. Another day perhaps.....

Reduce..... recycle...... reuse.....


Don't throw away your old Kitchen ware....


Bathroom corner in a garden... hehehe.....

tam pui !! Grandma's spittoon....

Garden Tech 2007 (7th to 11th December)
HortPark, 33 Hyderabad Road (off Alexandra Road) Singapore



Weekend Snapshot

61 comments:

  1. Those are great shots of the interesting gardens. In spite of the rain, you managed to get some good photographs. I love garden displays like that and always enjoy how items can be recycled. My favorite nurseryman has joke sculpture throughout his display gardens with joke prices. He'll have an old toilet (cleaned up) with plants growing out of it and put a very high price on it. It's funny to see what he'll come up with next.

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  2. Those are very interesting ways of using things that most people consider garbage.
    Great one!

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  3. carver,
    The rain stopped for a while, enough for me to snap these pics. ^-^

    I would love to see the joke sculpture of your favourite nursery man!

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  4. Hi shabem,
    Thanks for stopping by.

    I'm looking at garbage in a different light now. The garden fair is an eye-opener.

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  5. Ha! Ha! I still got that pee pot with me! Now I know what to do with it! Have a nice day!

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  6. hor ny ang moh,
    Why are you still keeping the tam pui ? I had one for my wedding... kakaka.... I threw it away when I moved house.

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  7. I like the inventive use of cast-of kitchenware. The displays are clever. I especially like the spittoon!

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  8. I don't have any photographs from Plants Delight (Tony Avent's Garden). Next time he has an open house I'll have to go take some. His gardens aren't open to the public all the time. Here's a link to his catalog covers which are funny. He has outlaw gardeners, friends don't let friends buy annuals and other fun ones.

    http://www.plantdelights.com/Catalog/Ghosts/s2004.php

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  9. Sandy,
    What a waste! I have never thought of using my old unwanted kitchenware as flower pots until yesterday.

    I'm actually going through my kitchen today to gather some old kitchenware for recycling. ^-^

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  10. it seemed you've got a great weekend.
    i must agree with the recycle thing.
    have a great week ahead.

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  11. flowers always make people smile. garden displays must have green thumb to maintain. i can only grow green beans well. all started from school days, on a cotton pad. no, not that pad, hahah.

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  12. the tam pui pot is so classy hehe ..

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  13. Oh thanks carver, I'm checking out his interesting website and his friends'. ^-^

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  14. poor man's nicole richie,
    Yes, I spent a wonderful wekend with my family and friends. :)

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  15. natalie,
    Oh yes.... it was fun. A pity I couldn't buy more stuff as I didn't have my car with me.

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  16. Nice pictures.. and very interesting indeed..!

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  17. Actually my grandfather had a spitoon. I had almost forgot about that or even the fact that he used to chew! ~ jb///

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  18. misti,
    I dun have green thumb.... grow what die what! kakaka.... but I never give up.

    I also grow tau gay before! Until they have beans some more. haha....

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  19. cutiepie,
    Oh yes..... so cool yah! hehe.... too bad I threw mine away.

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  20. lz blogger,
    Your grandfather's spittoon is an antique now!!! must worth a lot. hehe....

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  21. U want tam pui ah? Can buy again wan maa... then can ask jaymes to pee inside for all the blessings..

    oops, kenot liao ...haha...

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  22. I love sticking my nose in at Garden Fairs..

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  23. I love the idea of recycling materials like that, too! So, which ones did you buy and took home? :)

    My WS post

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  24. My angel,
    Dun want lah! Want tam pui for what now!?

    I'll have to give a tam pui for Jaymes when he gets married. hehe....

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  25. LB,
    Take it out! NOW. One... two... two and a half....

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  26. maiylah,
    I bought fertilisers, flower pots, some plants, seeds and potting soil. There was so much to buy but we don't have enough hands to carry all the stuff.

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  27. toilet and bathtub tim! kekekeke

    if i want to grow a plant, i'll grow cili padi plant. :P

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  28. very interesting place and great idea to reuse including an old rice cooker.

    mousey

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  29. kyh,
    I didn't know old bathtub can be used as a lotus planter! I discarded an old one some time back.

    But on second thought, a bathtub in the garden would look so weird! hehe....

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  30. mousey,
    Who would think of using an old rice cooker for as a planter?

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  31. Wah, so creative! Even tam pui also can ah?? hehe...

    BlurMommy@Just My Rambling

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  32. blurmommy,
    Yes... I would not be so capable to think of that. Also as Chinese, this is not presentable. Westerners would find it cool. ^-^

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  33. Gardens are great for finding another use for things that end up collecting dust in the attic or in the trash...great shots

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  34. love your shots, especiayyl the last one! here, in Subang Jaya, it has been raining cats and dogs too... the whole day.

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  35. love that ingenious use of the bathtub! too bad I'm still using mine, otherwise I wouldn't mind having some water lilies in my bathroom...

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  36. Looking at the many pots of plants that have met their untimely doom in my hands, I'm now resorting to fake plastic plants for my room :(

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  37. what tam tung also use to plant flower? hahahaha and rice cooker also...i think its panasonic brand...same like mine

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  38. chinese custom to buy for Jaymes tam pui when he marries ah? symbolises what huh? plenty children bountiful fortune is it?

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  39. Wahahaha, that is truly classic! Tampui and rice cooker! Ingenious!

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  40. Oh how I wish I could visit this garden...:)It's beautiful! A bathroom right out there in the garden?

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  41. Those are very creative things to use for plants! I love the bathroom garden!! Here's a link to mine http://katskrackerbox.wordpress.com/2007/12/10/weekend-snapshot-9-santa-spotted/

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  42. Ah ... I wish I have a garden to decorate. Time to relocate to ... Australia?

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  43. very innovative with all the "flower pots" used!

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  44. woow these are nice snaps! make me excited!!
    lol @bath tub..

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  45. Interesting gardens. Thanks for dropping by ;)

    http://mlizcochico.com

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  46. Beautiful photos! Recycling is a really great idea. My mom uses her old pots for planting herbs. Happy Tuesday!

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  48. Now, those are interesting ideas! I especially like the bath tub pond! :-D

    Happy week and thanks for visiting! :-)

    TRICOTINE
    http://tricotine.typepad.com

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  49. hey these photos are so beautiful....so refreshing to the eyes!....wonderful shots indeed!...

    by the way- i have already added you to my blogroll, and secondly, i have tagged you !.... and i guess you might like to do it...please check it
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  50. what a lovely fair. I wouldn't have known what to buy either!

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  51. Oh beautiful....Love those shot of the flowers. Thanks for sharing...Mine is up too:
    Every Beat Of My Heart

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  52. yep thats agreat way to recycle alright..pretty neat too..GO GREEN!

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    see whether you are the observanttype!

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  54. Haha, that tam pui is really standing up gracefully tall. What plant is it?

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  55. The last picture really funny.
    Nice weekend snapshot you got !

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  56. I read with satisfaction that I am not the only one sitting in the rain !! Here too cats and dogs are falling everyday ! I have to check my basement if I find some old pots to decorate my front yard !!

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  57. Hey..... Its really a nice garden exhibition as well as a good thought of reusing and eco friendliness...Nice way to promote recycling. Otherwise people wont listen... ha ha ha....

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  58. start looking around and searching for old kitchenware in my house
    *looking up and down* :D

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