66th Philippine Orchid Society Mid- Year Orchid & Garden Show opening highlights part 2

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City -Philippines

Mrs. Luz Santa Ana

Mrs. Luz Santa Ana a member of the Philippine Orchid Society who started to collect orchids and various ornamental plants.  According to her, growing plants is her passion and it gives her relaxation.

She prefers growing semi-terete vanda hybrids, dendrobium orchids, cattleya , Dendrobium anosmum ( sanggumays ) and aglaonemas .


Ms. Erly Egargue and Ms. Rona La Torre orchid landscape exhibit


Ms. Erly Egargue pose for a souvenir shot at her Dendrobium Thongchai Gold X C.K.Ai ” Oka” – Winner for ” Best  Dendrobium in Show “

Ms. Erly Egargue is known to many as Ms. Erly , proprietor of EnR Orchids located in Manila Seedling Bank . She started as a sales lady of plants and orchids before venturing into a plant business. A first time landscape exhibitor , She almost missed entering her Dendrobium Thongchai Gold X C.K. Ai “Oka” in the competition if not for the persistent pleading from her friends who think that her orchids had a big chance of winning in the competition. Her last minute decision in entering the competition rewarded her with ” Best Dendrobium orchid ” in the Philippine Orchid Society’s 66th mid-year orchid and garden show.

Malvarosa Orchids landscape exhibit

Malvarosa Orchids landscape exhibit

This landscape exhibit showcase  yellow colored orchid flowers

Mrs. Delia Pionela landscape exhibit showing different kinds of commercially used bromeliads , neoregelias , tillandsia, medinillas and oncidium orchids.


Dendrobium orchid hybrids in native baskets by Atty. Rudy Sanidad

potted flowering orchid arrangement is slowly gaining popularity in most parts of the world which included the Philippines . Now posh hotels, hospital lobby , presidential palace , private residential places often uses live flowering orchids or ornamental plants for their main focal point, wedding display, funerals and even special occasions.

Live potted Dendrobium  candy stripe display serves as a flower arrangement in Manila Peninsula Hotel

Having live potted flowering plants as display had its own advantages – first they provide a flower arrangement during the occasion ( live flower arrangement can last  from 2- weeks to 1 month ) compared to cut-flower arrangement  ( which can only last for days ).


White Phalaenopsis hybrids serves as a focal point in the main lobby and reception area of the Manila Peninsula Hotel in Makati City, Philippines

Second, They improve the air quality indoor. Third, after the event, The potted plants can also serve as a token gifts or give-away for the guests .
Although having a potted plants arrangement can be a little bit more expensive than cut-flower arrangement.


orchid landscape exhibit of Mr. Jun Golamco , Mr. Mike Espeso and Mr. Edwin Francisco


Third Place – ” Best Orchid in landscape exhibit ” by Mrs. Anna Ruth Purificacion-Conde

Second Place – ” Best Orchid in landscape exhibit ” by Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Anna Ruth Purificacion- Conde


First Place – ” Best Orchid in Landscape exhibit ” by Ms. Evangeline ” Vangie ” B. Go -president of the Philippine Orchid Society


Varunees Garden -ornamental landscape exhibit

Ms. Vangie Go ornamental landscape exhibit

Her exhibit consists of rare Tillandsia xerographica , variegated dracena , bromeliad , exotic ferns

Mr. Jun Golamco and Mr. Mike Espeso for a souvenir shot

This ornamental landscape exhibit was done by the tandem of Mr. Jun Golamco , Mr. Wilfredo Macawile and Mike Espeso , they incorporated various pither plants, ferns, tillandsias , bromeliads and other ornamental plants . They won Third Place in Ornamental Plant Landscape exhibit.


Second Place in Ornamental Plant Landscape exhibit


First Place in Ornamental Plant Landscape exhibit ( Mett’s Plant Art )

This ornamental vertical landscape exhibit was done by the landscape team of Professor Serapion Metilla . With limited spaces in urban areas and limited growing space. growing vertical garden is popular abroad and is slowly gaining popularity in the country.

Floral Designers’ Circle of the Philippines is a group of flower enthusiast and  hobbyists which provides an alternative style in their flower arrangement . Their members are often invited in several garden related events , ikebana association and flower arrangement competition in the Philippines and abroad.

Flower Arrangement Competition Winners  Theme :

( Treasures from the Sea )

Third Place : Mr. Egay Littaua

Second Place: Ms. Dhory Alvendia

First Place: Ms. Miles Hilario

Ms. Miles Hilario is a multi-awarded floral designer and a member of the Floral Designers` Circle of the Philippines. She is also an eventologist, caterer, fashion designer and beauty consultant. She teaches all kinds of floral arts and crafts on hands-on group lessons or individual tutorials (by schedule). Her flower-shop-cum-boutique-and-beauty-salon Miracle Flowers and Avante Garde Salon is located at Barangay Cooperative Bldg. cor. Esteban Abada, Loyola Heights, Q.C. Tel. nos. 4261007, 4363336, CP # 09176273038 and Florera Flower Shop, 79 Sta.Rita, Guiguinto, Bulacan.


This is a non-winning floral arrangement which imitates an underwater jelly fish and ship sailing with the use of dead sea shells, sands and rocks as accents .

close-up view of the jelly fish style of flower arrangement

This is one of the most popular flower arrangement among the visitors and the members . If there is a special prize for this competition, this arrangement  will win an award for  ” Crowd Favorite “.

Capping the two -week long orchid and garden show is the daily lectures on different gardening topics from orchids, bonsai, landscaping , fruit trees, nutritional requirements for plants, flower arrangements , tillandsia and other related fields .  For those who wanted to link this article , please do so .

Mr. David  Astley -editor and photographer of Growing Orchids in the Tropics is a member of the Philippine Orchid Society and a photo enthusiast

Note : After several years of blogging , I have increase the size of pictures being uploaded in my site and hopefully with much support from the blogging community and several avid readers and followers  from around the world .  My heartfelt Thanks and Maraming Maraming Salamat sa inyong pagbasa at pagtangkilik .

Please visit the link for the first part : https://renz15.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/66th-philippine-orchid-society-mid-year-orchid-garden-show-opening-highlights/

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3 thoughts on “66th Philippine Orchid Society Mid- Year Orchid & Garden Show opening highlights part 2”

  1. Hi,
    Thank you for this, i just want to know if there is certain qualification to be a member of Floral Designers Circle of the Philippines? How can i join?
    Hoping for yourresponse
    Thank you again 🙂

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    1. Thanks for visiting this blog. I think you must know how to do some flower arrangement . Try to visit the 67th Mid-Year Orchid show from August 29 to September 9, 2013 . I think the board of directors of the Floral Designers Circle of the Philippines can properly answer your question.

      However, Here is the cellphone number of the Philippine Orchid Society 0917-8485468, you can get the names of the members of the group.

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