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Fragrance of the Garden

The western garden can be filled with fragrance in June – fragrance with all the mystery and appeal of the most expensive “bottled” perfumes… if you select the right shrubs and vines. So, why not have the real thing growing in your garden?

Not all fragrances are “feminine,” According to the experts, men like the fragrance of roses. Practically everyone in the family goes for the fruity fragrance of shade-loving banana-shrub, Michelia fuscata, and of Meyer Lemon blooms. These lemons are 6-foot sun loving shrubs, loaded with clusters of bloom which eventually turn into juicy, golden-orange lemons.

Another old favorite is Bouvardia humboldtii. It makes a grand shrub 2 to 3 feet tall and the large tubular white flowers are intensely sweet. Brunfelsia calycina, especially the variety fioribunda, is one of the best evergreen shrubs of medium height. It has rich violet flowers which fade to almost white. Many California plantsmen, recommend this Brazilian shrub highly.

With the exception of the exotic magnolias there are not many fragrant flowering trees and it is not easy to select small evergreen shade trees but here is one which is both… the lily-of-the-valley tree, Clethra arborea. It is a compact 20-foot grower and an evergreen which loads itself in late summer with clusters of little white, cup shaped, intensely-fragrant blooms which resemble real lily-of-the-valley blooms. The Australian tree, Hymenosporum flavum, is also low-growing yet loaded with hundreds of creamy-yellow fragrant blooms.

Look into the idea of fragrance more fully. Explore your neighborhood nurseries. June is a good time to set out shrubs and vines.

Gladiolus are most satisfactory for both beginners and experienced gardeners. For a succession of bloom all you have to do is to plant some corms every two or three weeks up to mid-July. Begin at once. Although not at all fussy about soil, gladiolus do best in a rich, fairly sandy loam.

For the cut flower garden the corms should be planted 3 to 4 inches deep and 4 to 6 inches apart in staggered rows. This staggering will enable the plants to support each other in case of strong wind or heavy rain. The rows should be 2 feet apart to allow for easy irrigation and cultivation. For landscape effect they should be planted in groups of six to a dozen.

Dig in a little bonemeal or a good complete fertilizer 2 inches below where the corms will be set. Gladiolus should also be given a light liquid feeding two or three times during the growing season.

Gladiolus require plenty of moisture in this part of q the country and should be irrigated copiously. First, though, be sure that you have good moisture content in the soil at the time of planting. Thrips are no longer the menace they once were. Malathion sprays quickly rout them.

Pinch off all faded blooms from rhododendrons to prevent the formation of seed pods. This conserves the plant’s strength and helps promote sturdy new growth.

Tuberous Begonias are rapidly becoming one of the most popular flowers today. This is especially true in the Far West. Supply lots of moisture and plant in a loose, friable soil somewhat on the acid side. Feed once a month. Don’t be afraid to cut plenty of flowers. Begonias are heavy producers.

Plants for special places in western gardens: For partial shade use lobelias, fibrous-rooted begonias, larkspur, alyssum, cornflowers, pansies, candytuft, lupine, petunias, asters, snapdragons and primulas.

For full sun substitute marigolds, petunias, zinnias, gazanias, verbenas, coral-bells, stocks, cosmos, chrysanthemums, ageratum, larkspur, salvia, scabiosas, sunflowers, coreopsis, dahlias, delphiniums, gerberas or poppies.

In deep shade try forget-me-nots, cinerarias, columbine, ferns, blue hydrangea tuberous begonias and violets. Low edgings are successful with alyssum, English daisies, pinks, lobelias, forget-me-nots, ageratum, fibrous begonias, primulas, pansies and violas.

Ground covers: there are campanulas, ajuga, mesembryanthemums, verbenas, gazanias and alyssum. For window boxes use alyssum, nasturtiums, ageratum, candytuft, pansies, violas, balcony petunias, verbenas and ivy geraniums.

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The Fragrance of Jasmine Tea

Tea can be infused with many fragrances. Chrysanthemum, Gardenia, Osmanthus, Rose, Magnolia are just some of the few floral scents. By far, Jasmine is the most popular fragrance of them all. It is also my favorite tea. Jasmine teas are produced in Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Guangxi, and Zhejiang Provinces. The best Jasmine tea comes from Fujian Province in China. Due to the favorable weather conditions, Fujian Province is perfect for tea farming. This region is also known to produce excellent Oolong tea.

The process of making Jasmine tea takes two steps. The first step involves picking young tea leaves in the spring. The young leaves will be use to create a base tea. It is stored it in a cool place until the Jasmine flowers blossom in the summer. The skillful workers keep the tea leaf open and ready for the scent of the flowers. Jasmine flowers are plucked during summer months. To be precise, they are plucked between July and September, from noon to 4p.m. by experienced workers. They look for 1/2 inch blossoms that just turn from ivory to a white color. For the next 4 hours after plucking, the Jasmine flowers are kept at a warm temperature with the base tea. This encourages the flowers to open and the scent to infuse with the tea. To create a strong scent, some tea receives multiple infusion of the flower scent. When infusion is completed, the flowers can be discarded.

Adding Jasmine tea to food gives it the extra luxurious aroma. Try this delicious Jasmine syrup with fruit salad. Brew 2 teaspoons of Jasmine tea leaves in 1/3 cup of hot water. Melt 2 tablespoons of honey and the add zest and juice of 1 lime. Marinate fruits for just one hour before serving.

Another way to use Jasmine tea is when cooking rice. Just replace 2 to 3 cups of the water you use to cook the rice with tea. This gives the rice the extra nutrients of the antioxidants as well as the aroma of the Jasmine flowers.

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This hand crafted quality tea comes from Fujian Province.

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Flower pillar, Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hotel Hong Kong
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Image by Dennis Wong
I was invited to a wedding banquet in this hotel.

When I walk along the corridor, the delicate fragrance of roses attracts my attention. I stopped and taken this photo. I wish I can capture the aromatic mood.

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Image by Roger Isabell
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Q&A: how to go to fragrance ruby hotel from changi airport?

Question by Weng S: how to go to fragrance ruby hotel from changi airport?

Best answer:

Answer by nazlink
fragrance ruby hotel is located at lorong 20 geylang.

If by trian (MRT),

4 min
256 m
Walk to Changi Airport Station.
8 min
East-West Line
Board at Changi Airport Station towards Tanah Merah Station. Alight at Tanah Merah Station.
14 min
East-West Line
Board at Tanah Merah Station towards Joo Koon Station. Alight at Lavender Station.
1 min
73 m
Take Exit B out of Lavender Station and walk to the bus stop at Lavender MRT, Kallang Road.

Walk to Geylang Road and to lorong 20 geyalng. You can see a map of the area at the MRT station exit of Aljunied.

If you are driving,

From Changi Airport just drive on the expressway (ECP) until you see PIE (Tuas) or PIE (Jurong) and exit to this highway. From there just drive stright until Jalan Eunos Exit. Go to this exit turn left and You will come to a Junction of Jalan Eunos and Sims Avenue.

(You will see Eunos MRT Station on your right near Sims Avenue.) After this Sims Ave Junction, Keep right and turn right into Changi Road and go straight. This road will change name to Geylang Road if you just keep going straight.

After a while you will pass City Plaza (on your left) & Aljunied Road Junction. If you look left, lorongs(street) will be even numbers (40,38,36,34,32 etc) and decreasing by 2 numbers from Lor 40 Geylang. On your right side will be lorongs in odd numbers (37,35,33,31,29) etc.

After this Junction, Keep left. you will pass geylang lorong 20. You can’t turn into this street. You have to go to lorong 18 geylang and you will come to a junction called westerhout road. turn left and you will arrive lorong 20 geylang.

This arera is Singapore’s red light district. Expect to see scantily clad women soliciting for men.

You can check the link below for a map of the hotel.

You can take a taxi just from the arrival hall of changi airport.
The orange coloured roads are expressways and yellow coloured ones are roads and streets. Good Luck.

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Comment on quality of Fragrance Hotels and Hotel 81 chains?

Question by Andrep: Comment on quality of Fragrance Hotels and Hotel 81 chains?
Pls comment on type of accomodation available at various outlets of Fragrance Hotel and Hotel 81.
From number of websites, I am aware that these are 2 star hotels. But I would like to know real insight and real-time experience of anyone who has stayed in these.

Best answer:

Answer by Victory Is Mine
Not a good experience. First of all they said they had no record of our booking and then they demanded we pay the bill at check in instead of check out. The facilities were ok but I do recall it was a huge struggle to try and get hot water in the shower, and the fact that it was out of town really didn’t help. That was on my first visit to Singapore, and every time I have been there since then I have stayed in a proper hotel on Orchard Road.

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