Based on the article by Harun Yahya, Emulating Gardens of Eden, the elements inside heaven as written in the holy book include flowing water, shades, and lush greenery.
The landscape is filled with beautiful courtyards with water (a river, or a large pool with fountain) always in the middle, and plants are grown around it.
The plants mentioned are:
- Myrtle – as bordering hedges to replace brick walls
- Rose – in a garden
- Jasmine – in a garden
- Violet – in a garden
- Fig – inside the orchard
- Pomegranate – inside the orchard
- Cherry – inside the orchard
- Citrus – inside the orchard
- Peach – inside the orchard
- Almond – inside the orchard
The trees for the orchard provided fruits and abundant blooms, as described in the holy book, though destroyed due to civilization.
However, with current technology, people can emulate the garden of paradise by purchasing the plants online from any parts of the world. It is not an impossible task if we are willing to do it, especially when we can afford it.
Looking forward to design a garden like this one day!
Blossom of a Common Myrtle (Myrtus communis)
1. Should I place my pot of planted Tulip bulbs in the fridge for a few months to let it experience winter?
No. The Tulip bulbs that we sell are ready for planting, meaning they have gone through dormancy period in winter.
2. If I’m not planting the bulbs yet, should I store them in the fridge?
Only if you know the weather is too hot, which will cause the bulbs to dry out to pieces. However, don’t make it a habit to keep checking whether the bulbs are still okay in the fridge, because if you keep taking the bulb in and out, the moisture that occurs will attract mold and might slowly rot the good bulbs you have in there. Make sure not to store other fruits and vegetables in the fridge, especially apples, as they release ethylene gas to ripen fruits, but bad for Tulip bulbs. Provide a personal compartment, like a plastic container for the bulbs.
Otherwise, store Tulips in a paper bag, in a cool and dark drawer of your house, but don’t wait too long to plant them. Read More
Flowering Season: Tulips will flower at various times according to the type being grown.
- Early Flowering: Single Early, Double Early, Species. (early spring to mid spring)
- Mid-season: Darwin Hybrids, Triumphs, Parrot. (mid spring to early summer)
- Late season: Single Late, Double Late, Lily-Flowering, Fringed, Viridiflora, Multi-flowering. (early summer to autumn)
In Malaysia, Tulips are best grown indoors due to the high level of humidity and rainfall outdoors, and hot afternoon sun (unless, shaded areas) that can cause the flowers to wilt. Tulips love warmth and sunlight, but they really hate wet feet. Mid and late season varieties are perfect for Malaysian climate. Read More
Yes, Tulips can be grown in water. I have tried it, and it is easier than it sounds.
After trying it out, this is the most preferable method for growing indoor Tulips for me. Not only I can avoid the hassle of constantly having to check on soil moisture level (at the same time, preventing the bulb rot), Tulip grows faster in water too compared to using soil as medium. I don’t even have to be worried about Spring to show up; as indoor, room temperature is perfect for Tulip to sprout. Read More
Just like any other bulbs, Tulip bulbs have to be treated the same way. The bulbs are susceptible to rot if in contact with moisture. If you’re not planning to plant them yet, make sure they are stored in a dry and cool place. An airtight container with a pack of Silica Gel to absorb moisture, a paper bag, or plastic bag with holes to allow air circulation is good for storing Tulip bulbs.
However, it is advisable to plant the bulbs anyway if shoots are emerging, which is more likely to happen if the bulbs are exposed to some moisture and light, or that you’ve been keeping them for too long. (Read here for unplanted Tulip bulbs) Read More
If the season is not in favor of gardening, why not trying our something fun indoors?
I find it fascinating how Hyacinths grow very well inside the house, just by the windowsill. My first attempt to force the blooms indoors was winter, when fungus gnats were breeding and multiplying in the soil.
So, to solve this problem, I tried using water instead. Luckily, it is quite common for people to grow Hyacinths with water, therefore finding forcing jars are very easy.
Just like any other bulbs, Tulips, even if unplanted, they never stop growing. You will notice this as the weather warms up, Tulip bulbs will start sprouting.
Naturally; if planted; after a Tulip completes blooming, the bulb will continue storing food until it starts shedding the leaves in the Summer. Then, the bulb will put its energy on growing roots to gather nutrients from the soil, at the same time forming new outer layers called tunics. This growing process will stop as the weather becomes cold, when plants enter their dormancy period until the next growing season in Spring.
Therefore, interrupting this cycle may cause unpleasant consequences for a Tulip. If unplanted at the right growing time, the bulbs will simply rot away after using the energy stored from last year into sprouting on their own without nutrients from the soil.