Malaysia was a really lovely place to go see. I am always interested to see how another tropical place uses the same plants that we have but in different ways. In Malaysia there are three main cultures: Malay, Chinese and Indian so it really gets interesting as each contributes into the mix.
In the cities, most people live in apartments or in terrace houses that may be over a small business. Despite living in cities, many residences would have a few pot plants around the entrance and some were very creative and beautiful. A few herbs like Pandan, Curry leaf tree and Lemon grass were popular. So also were plants that had red flowers or leaves. Red is a lucky color for the Chinese. Often you would see red ribbon bows or some other red decoration tied on to the plants for the same reason. Today I am just going to share some of my favorite photos of urban gardens in Malaysia. Maybe it will give you a few ideas for your home garden.