Los Baños Horticutural Society show-Romance in the Garden

 Senior Social Hall, University of the Philippines – Los Baños, Laguna -Philippines

Senior Social Hall

The Los Baños Horticutural Society in partnership with the University of the Philippines, Department of Trade and Industry– Laguna, PCARRD-DOST opened the  biggest garden and horticultural event south of Metro Manila on October 9, 2013.

Dr. Leopoldo Santiago ( UP Class 1951) address the crowd

The event started at about 4:00pm with ribbon cutting ceremony, and a tribute by the organizers  to Dr. Ben Vergara.  There is also a message given by Dr. Helen Valmayor – member and board of trustees, Message from friends led by Dr. Bart LapusMama Sita Foundation and Dr. Leopoldo Santiago ( UP Class 1951).

Doxology was led by the Church among the Palms and Students from the  Los Baños Community National High School.

The bi-annual show ,( one held during March or April )  then ( October ) attracts thousands of plant enthusiasts from Laguna  and  parts of the southern Luzon , Horticultural Societies ,  UPLB alumni and students  .

awarding of Certificate of Appreciation led by Ms. Virgina M Lasap, Ms. Marina Catipon , Dr. Ben Vergara and Mr. Vicente M. Chin Jr.

The show will also coincide with the University of the Philippines ” Loyalty Day ” where alumni from all walks of life visit the university campus. Featured Plants on display will be the different kinds of Ti-Plants and Orchids .

center exhibit was executed by Exotica, Gintung Talulot and Mr. Vicente M. Chin Jr.

The center exhibit  was executed by Gintong Talulot’s of Ms. Lita Ibarra and National Scientist- Dr. Ben Vergara. This year’s theme for the show is ‘Romance in the Garden‘.  The  themes  change constantly to challenge  to the members to create meaningful exhibits and trends.

Ms. Irene Marcos-Araneta 

She was among the several VIP’ s that was invited to the show. I am also surprise that she loves plants and gardening . I saw that she bought several ornamental plants  at the show site.

Ti- Plant cultivar name ” Cameroon”

Oncidium Sweet Sugar

The recent trend for florists and flower arrangement experts is to use live flowering orchids and potted flowering plants as a flower display in homes and center pieces. Aside from longer floral shelf- life, Having a living plant inside your homes or offices will help purify the quality of indoor air.

Oncidium Grower Ramsey

More popularly called ” Dancing Ladies” , ” Dancing Dolls “,  These yellow -colored orchids are now making a big come-back, not just for the cut-flowers or planted in gardens but in the LIVE Flower Arrangement displays.

Best Collection of Foliage Plants

LBHS  also feature our own plants from our small growers as well as imported plants from members who specialize in importing plants. we also have participants from DTI who will sell native products and delicacies.

Dr. Ben Vergara , Ms. Adoracion S. Bernabe and Mr. Fernando Aurigue Jr.

 ” Ti Plants ”  in the Philippines was also launched  during the opening ceremony. The handbook cost Php 150 each and is available at the office of LBHS, EXOTICA , Philippine Horticultural Society office in Quezon City.

late afternoon snacks were served to all the invited guest, I just forgot to get the business card of the caterer. Anyway – This is a horticultural show ! We were also given some banana chips courtesy of Mama Sita Foundation.

Here is also a special lecture with Speaker Mr. Ken Love ( Executive Director – Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers)  on October 19, 2013 .  His Topic: Culinary Uses of  Tropical Fruits  at 10:00am , So do not miss this chance !

Major Winners of the Horticultural Show

BEST Dendrobium-  Dendrobium Popeye

Exhibited by Ms. Lita Ibarra

Website: http://www.thaiorchids.com/Dendrobium-Orchids-Wholesale/Dendrobium-B/S-Wholesale/Den-Popeye-Blooming-Size::283.html

Third Place: LC Little Irene ” Malvarosa”

Second Place: BC. Malvarosa Sunset

First Place: BC. Chia Lin

Best Fern : Blechnum gibbun

Website link: http://www.forestferns.co.uk/tree-ferns/blechnum/blechnum-gibbum

BEST in Show : Ben’s Magic ” andrea” – Ti Plant

Best Cactus and Succulent : Euphorbia sp.

variegated bamboo

Showcase Landscape Exhibit WINNERS

Second Place – Showcase Landscape Exhibit – Mr. Rey Catipon

First Place- Showcase Landscape Exhibit- Ms. Fe Venenoso

Regular Landscape Exhibit WINNERS

Third Place – Booth Construction and  Booth Composition by Mr. Tony Pajaro

Exhibit of Mr. Tony Pajaro

Second Place –  Booth Construction by Mr. Vicente M. Chin Jr.

The colorful orchid flower paintings on the exhibit was done by  Ira Adlawan  writer for Naglalayag  ( Silent Passage) film in 2004.

First Place: Malvarosa Orchids

Malvarosa exhibit won 3 awards-  1st Place ” Best Booth Construction ” ,  1st Place Booth Composition and Most Outstanding Booth.

I would like to ” Thank” Dr. Ben Vergara , Mr. Ray Catipon , Mr. Vicente Chin Jr. and the officers of LBHS for the warm accommodation during the event! Until the Next Show in 2014!

The show will be until October 20, 2013 !

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  2. Sir Renz it’s not the Los Banos National High School Choir ang kasama ng CAP Choir kundi Los Banos Community National High School. GOd Bless po.

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