Thursday, September 28, 2006

Biggest tropical flower show ever

Thailand is planning to host the biggest show in tropical horticulture and gardening ever. This event, held in honour of His Majesty the King of Thailand, will be held in Chiang Mai from November 1, 2006 to January 31 2007. The showground will cover 80 ha and is expected to feature over 2000 types of tropical ornamental plants. This is too good to miss. Details are available at

The organizers have announced that the show will go on notwithstanding the recent change in government. I plan to be there in the first week of the show.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Update on progress of publication

The publisher of the book will be the Academy of Sciences Malaysia for the Malaysian edition. There will be a concurrent international edition by Clearwater Publications (Kuala Lumpur). The final details are being put into place and the printing should commence in October 2006.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Tropical Horticulture and Gardening, to be published soon, is a 360-page book covering over 1000 kinds of ornamental plants grown in tropical Asia, including ferns and fern-allies, gymnosperms, monocots and dicots, arranged by botanical families. It contains over 1300 colour photos and chapters on the history of plant domestication, garden design and plant growth under tropical conditions. This blog site has been established to promote discussion and identification of tropical plants.

Friday, September 01, 2006

First Post

This is the blog for my new book, "Tropical Horticulture & Gardening".