Index Living Mall

3.03.2015




Have you been shopping lately? Now I don't mean at a nursery or a specialised plant vendor though, but shopping at one of the latest mall in the Klang Valley. I stumbled into Index Living Mall by accident one day while looking for gifts at IOI City Mall in Putrajaya.

To my pleasant surprise, although mainly a home centre, Index Living Mall actually offers lots of fascinating gardening products! Don't believe me? Check out these pics I took during one of my subsequent visits...



The gardening section is situated on the left side of the premises as you enter the store. After several visits, I observed that their products tend to change quite regularly. You will however be able to find lots of gardening stuffs there e.g. watering can, ladder, garden edging/border, pot, garden hose and nozzle and even outdoor furniture.



Index Living Mall is Thailand's leading home furnishing and decorative retail brand store. This one at IOI City Mall is their first in Malaysia.



The clay and plastic pots are in neutral colours...



Some of the garden statues and water features offerings...



This living mall opens from 10.00am to 10.00pm daily (including public holidays!). Btw you can get some live plants, soil and fertilisers at TESCO which is situated right opposite this living mall.

Garden Products Rating: 4.00 | Their offerings will certainly add beauty to any garden.



To view the map to IOI City Mall, click here.

CONTACT DETAILS

Index Living Mall
Lot No. LG-30, 31 & 33, Lower Ground Floor
IOI City Mall
Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City
62502 Putrajaya
Sepang, Selangor
Facebook: www.facebook.com/IndexLivingMallMalaysia
Website: www.indexlivingmall.com.my



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Jacky Lim Nursery

11.17.2014




I walked into Jacky Lim Nursery from a neighbouring plant vendor. All the outlets here in this former Sungai Buloh Leprosy Centre -- that has grown into a fascinating horticultural centre -- are in fact linked in a row so you can move from one nursery to the other with ease. You can even consider spending the whole day here just admiring the beautiful plants on display :-)

At the front of this nursery that I visited I found to my delight many desert roses on one side and roses on the other side. Then as I was exiting the premises by taking the stairs down to the main road, I discovered that the plot opposite the road is also theirs!



Jacky Lim Nursery truly lives up to what is advertised on its name card -- that they sell scarlet flowers and all kinds of flowers besides wholesaling and supplying various trees. There were indeed lots of bright shrubs being on sale and I saw many gorgeous-looking red roses, hibiscus and desert roses.




The desert roses are labelled and in excellent condition. The one in the pic below is named Rose Valentine...



At the back of the nursery, they have lots of bougainvilleas.



I also noticed that those plants that were placed at the back are plants that have passed their prime.



The nursery opens from 8.00am to 7.00pm daily and is situated behind a house. So you might not be able to spot the farm from the road.

Plant Variety Rating: 4.50 | I love the desert roses here. They come in small sizes. Great for those who have not grown a desert rose before and now wanting to grow one. It's a robust plant that is hard to kill. My desert rose has been with me since I started the hobby :-)



Plant Condition Rating: 4.00 | Most of the plants are in good condition.



Layout Rating: 4.00 | Though a little tight on space, one can still mill through the nursery with little hassle :-D



Garden Products Rating: 4.00 | At one end of the nursery, there are ceramic pots and if you would like to get some fertilisers, they have them as well.



To view the map to the Sungai Buloh Leprosy Centre, click here.

CONTACT DETAILS

Jacky Lim Nursery
Central Section
47000 Sungai Buloh
Selangor
Tel: 603-6156 0332
Mobile: 6012-360 1769 & 6012-624 7580



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Fang Kiat Florist & Landscaping

11.10.2014




Good range of plant stocks as well as garden supplies can be found here! Now why didn't I stopped by this very first nursery the last few times I was here? The nursery, Fang Kiat Florist & Landscaping, is the first one -- on the left side of the long row of nurseries -- as you enter the stretch of plant vendors after the badminton hall at the former Sungai Buloh Leprosy Centre.

The nursery is sheltered, so if it rains this is the nursery to go to ;-) No need to wait for the rain though as the outlet is actually a pleasant place to visit. The compound is spacious yet filled with a huge variety of ornamental plants and some of the newest ones in town.



And they have a ceiling that is high enough to suspend lots of hanging pots all over the place. Bottom line, plants at every corner -- you can't possibly walk out without buying any of those alluring greeneries!



Above me I saw many cute 'little angels' with Spanish Moss or Old Man's Beard plants (Tillandsia usneoides) growing out from their bellies -- cute!!



Speaking of tillandsias, the nursery has lots of this group of plants to offer and they are even labelled...



Mr Khoo Kay Wen, the person-in-charge was helpful, courteous and can even offer a tip or two on how to grow a plant best. His nursery opens from 8.00am to 7.00pm daily but during weekends, it closes at 6.00pm. The nursery has been in the business for about 8 years now.

Plant Variety Rating: 4.75 | The varieties of shrubs, succulents and cacti were awesome! I was glad to see the range of succulents there as I was looking forward to buying some home :-D



Plant Condition Rating: 4.75 | Most of the plants are in very good condition. They even have petite orchids mounted onto a bamboo trellis and looking happy. Wish I could have space for these beauties!!



Layout Rating: 4.75 | It is indeed a comfortable nursery to be in and I have no complaints. Look, even the place where they display the stones and slabs is neat and orderly...



Garden Products Rating: 4.75 | They seem to have everything that a gardener requires. Potting service is provided too if you need it!



They have a range of outdoor table and chairs. Great for big gardens :-D



The seeds look new and placed on racks so that they can be easily accessed.



To view the map to the Sungai Buloh Leprosy Centre, click here.

CONTACT DETAILS

Fang Kiat Florist & Landscaping
No. 68 East Section
47000 Sungai Buloh
Selangor
Tel: 603-6156 4154
Mobile: 6017-555 8993 (Khoo Kay Wen)
Email: fangkiat_florist@hotmail.com



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Magical Solar Lightings in the Garden

4.30.2014




Home gardeners and landscape architects alike can now easily create a stylish yet sustainable yard by incorporating environmentally friendly solar outdoor lights.

These portable solar-powered light fixtures generate and store their own power in the day and release it at night. They are fitted with durable LED lamps that can last for years. Also these bulbs emit zero carbon hence won’t harm the planet.



Best of all, you don’t have to worry about the electricity bill. In fact, you actually don’t need to have electricity to power up these lamps! Also don’t bother digging up your garden to lay cables. You just need to stick them straight to the ground on sunny patches – on lawn, potted plants or flower bed. They look great in the day and even better in the night.



In darkness, these solar outdoor lights brighten up the surroundings and make the garden ever more interesting and colourful.



They come in different designs, sizes, forms and functionalities of your choice. Most importantly, they have long life span as they all built with rainproof and weatherproof materials. And you don’t have to worry about the lawn mower cutting the cables since there are none!

1. Brighten up your front yard

It is important to have lighting so that you and your family, friends and guests are safe to move around in the dark. Solar lawn lights will light up your garden every night and they will automatically turn off at dawn.

They are perfect for marking the walkway or driveway as they are cordless and have pleasing housing made of stainless steel.



2. Make your garden stunning

Solar stick lights are glowing decorations during night-time. They add a whimsical appeal, bringing enchantment to the yard in a number of forms. Entertaining becomes a really fun thing to do once the yard is wonderfully decorated.



3. Set up a usable and lighted passageway

More and more homeowners are ready to take landscaping to the next level. With solar tile lights, the path will not only be paved, but lighted colourfully as well. The multi-coloured lights of the wood-like tile enhance the appearance of your home and landscaping without you having to invest a lot of money on the hardscape and powering them up.



4. Create a stylish directional guide

The warm white LED lights are ideal for illuminating steps, driveways and paths. They make the garden brighter, safer and more attractive at dusk. The transparent glass-like cover is not only elegant looking but strong as steel.



So let there be light in the garden!

All images in this article are provided by Eliossive.

This article is written by Stephanie Choo, My Green Finder.



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