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1. lifestyle | 19 May 2013
» When I read last week's column, I realised that I had been day-dreaming at the keyboard about what I would include if I were to write a book on plants and gardening in Thailand and did not actually answer Jan Steuten...
2. lifestyle | 12 May 2013
» Jan Steuten from Chiang Mai writes that he has been living in Thailand for 21 years, but "I never found a manageable and handy book on the subject of how to take care of indoor plants and garden plants. The few times ...
3. lifestyle | 05 May 2013
» I don't remember now if I read or heard from someone many years ago that Cassia fistula, known in Thai as ratchapruek, has a mutant strain with white flowers. Cassia fistula is the Thai national tree and produces th...
4. lifestyle | 28 Apr 2013
» Some plants are grown because they have beautiful flowers, yet there are plants which are treasured even when they never bloom. Ferns belong to the latter category; plant fanciers love them because they are decorative...
5. lifestyle | 14 Apr 2013
» It's Songkran, the Thai New Year, marked by Buddhist ceremonies and an exodus of people going back to their home provinces to be with their relatives and loved ones. The exodus began on Thursday so Bangkok's usu...
6. lifestyle | 07 Apr 2013
» During a visit to the Philippines a few years ago, I asked a cousin, who was an agricultural extension officer, if he could give me a sapling of a banana I had been craving for a long time. A plaintain locally known as ...
7. lifestyle | 31 Mar 2013
» Wang Takrai garden estate in Nakhon Nayok boasts many trees, but during a visit there recently my son was intrigued by one in particular. After one look at it, he pronounced it "ugly". When I asked why he thought so, he ...
8. lifestyle | 24 Mar 2013
» Pavan Khimesra has been unsuccessfully trying to grow lavender in his Bangkok home. ''The seeds just do not seem to germinate,'' he wrote. ''I understand that the plant grows in the Mediterranea...