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.


Anonymous said...

Hi. Actually the pioneer in blogging in the Ng family is at

He has been blogging for a while. You can go over, have a look at his style, and maybe leave some comments as encouragement, as nobody really enjoys having nobody come look at their blog.

Anyway, my blog hasn't had many viewers but I've been busy adding stuff to it. Why don't you surf over to and give my blog some traffic? ;-))

Law Man Thinking...

Anonymous said...

Hey, by the way, you remember our wonderment at Lijiang Old City?

greyhoundbus has a PANORAMA complete, of his room in the US of A.

Maybe you can consult him as to how it's done.

Regards from THE LAW MAN.

greyhoundbus said...

Hello again, uncle Francis.

Paul asked me to look at your blog and give aesthetic advice, but since you're using a blogger pre-fabbed template it already looks great. As long as it doesn't look like Carol's blog, you're fine. If I read her blog for too long I start seeing pink elephants in bellbottoms.

I wrote a short primer on making panoramas from a bunch of digital photos on my blog . If it's not clear enough just let me know and I can add some pictures as examples on how it's done.


greyhoundbus said...

A spherical panorama is much harder to do with a normal camera. I browsed a bit and found this page which has a section on making a spherical panorama with a normal 18mm lens camera. It says you need a spherical pano-head (sounds like a tripod that lets you pitch the camera up and down as well as left and right), though maybe the "steady-hand" technique might work too.

It also says you need software that stitches multiple rows of images. He has links to a few software sites, but I've yet to check em out. Sounds like sphericals are quite a bit of work. I might try it someday just to see if I can pull it off.