23 December 2010


This is one growing rooftop garden. Initially, there was only the one on the right with the Cyanotis cristata (synonym: Commelia cristata, C. racemosa, C. cavaleriei, Tradescantia cristata, T. imbricata; Family: Commeliaceae) arranged in modular trays to form an interesting design that can only be viewed from above.

Links on this wondrous plant, with leaves that are usually green with enough water but which turns violet when the soil medium and the environment turn hot and dry, are attached here:
  1. http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=240001180
  2. http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=240001180

I am not sure when the garden on the left on the upper level sprouted up but I could see edibles like Papaya and Cabbages, much like those grown in community gardens where edibles are the all-time favourites of the day. This is not a garden for me as I am more into ornamentals.