Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden ) Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City – Philippines
Before presenting the set of winners , I must commend University of the Philippines -College of Architecture for allowing their students to participate in an actual landscaping exhibit.
University of the Philippines – Diliman landscape architecture students
Although they may not be the best nor the most colorful , I think exposing the students in this kind of exhibition will allow them chance to see and work on an actual landscaping project. Some of them take time finishing the project laboring from late afternoon of February 27 to early morning of February 28 . According to some of them , they do not have the money to purchase plants and accessories and most of them would borrow from other members . I inquisitively gave them some tips on landscaping and even how an orchid show is being held.
Here are the list of the major winners of the 67th annual orchid and garden show.
Ornamental Landscape Exhibit
Third Place – Ornamental Landscape exhibit by : Noel Vincent ” Botchie ” Canicula
Botchie as fondly called by members and friends in the plant societies . He started joining landscape exhibition and competition since 2007 . He is an active member of the Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines before joining Philippine Orchid Society . He is also a board member of the Philippine Horticultural Society .
If i can remember this is not his first time winning a landscape exhibit in the Philippine Orchid Society competition. He won 2nd place ( Ornamental landscape exhibit ) in the 62nd Mid-Year Orchid and Garden Show held at the Quezon City hall grounds from August 28 to September 8, 2008 .
Second Place – Ornamental Landscape exhibit by : Lugar La Huerta – Mr. Vic de Rona
Mr. Vic De Rona is the proprietor of Lugar La Huerta located in Manila Seedling Bank according to him growing bonsai into perfection started as his hobby . Now he is one of the most in demand bonsai experts and had participated in various bonsai shows , orchid shows , horticulture shows .
crowd admiring the Penjing or Penzai Bonsai Landscape of Mr. Vic de Rona complete with miniature people made from ceramics.
water and land Penjing (shuihan penjing): This style of penjing effectively combines the first two, including miniature trees and optionally miniature figures and structures to portray a landscape in detail.
First Place – Ornamental Landscape exhibit by : Ms. Vangie Go
This landscape exhibit got ribbon, Php 10,000 cash and glass trophy
Mr. Kelvin Niel Manubay , Ms. Vangie Go and Mayor Ramon Ilagan pose for a souvenir shot taken at the award winning landscape exhibit
Orchid Flower Arrangement Competition ( members of the Floral Designers’ Circle of the Philippines )
Third Place : Mr. Edgar Martin Littaua
Mr. Edgar Martin Littaua or more popularly called “Egay ” to his friends , He is a production designer, art director, florists and set director . He worked with big television networks like ABS-CBN channel 2, TV channel 5 and GMA channel 7.
Second Place : Ms. Miles Hilario
Ms. Hilario is an eventologist, caterer, fashion designer, floral 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.
First Place : Ms. Dhory S. Alvendia
This Floral arrangement executed by Ms. Dhory S. Alvendia use living flowering orchids like Oncidium Josephine makes her orchid flower arrangement display more interesting . Living orchid plant with flowers last longer compared to cut flowers, She can plant the orchids in her backyard after the flower wither . After few months, the same orchid plant can reward her with nice blooms .
Ms. Dhory S. Alvendia is a proud winner of ” Best Oncidium of the Show” and Best Floral Arrangement
Ms. Susan Gonzales floral arrangement won two award
Ms. Susan Gonzales used Mokara Sally Leuenberger and Oncidium orchid hybrid . She used sawdust , native jars , bamboo tray and a wrought iron stand for the Mokara orchid . The trend now a days is to use living flowering orchids as a centerpiece.
Mokara Sally Uy- Leuenberger is a Mokara hybrid ideal for cut flower
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