Chinese New Year event at Robinson’s Place- Magnolia

Robinson’s Place – Magnolia, Quezon City- Philippines

Facade of Robinson- Magnolia

Master Chua Hu Hua

We were invited by Master Chua Hu Hua , a bonsai,Ā  Chinese calligraphy expert . His years of expertise had earn him several accolades from local and international experts.

Master Chua Hu Hua Bonsai lecture: https://renz15.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/master-chua-hu-hua-bonsai-lecture/

horse figurine

There were some half a dozen stalls selling a varieties of products and items. A purchase of any items from their stall entitles a customerĀ  free Chinese calligraphyĀ  translation of their names to Chinese characters .

Master Chua Hu Hua busy writing Chinese calligraphy

Ha Yuan Chinese Store and Deli

Serving hearty Fookien, Cantonese, and old school Binondo dishes since 1956. Following Amah’s legacy of offering up delectable dishes from her home. One of the must try food is their Chinese fresh lumpia .

Note: I would like to ” Thank” the organizers and Master Chua Hu Hua for inviting us to the event.

Horticulture 2014: Big Winners and Beautiful Landscape Display Exhibits

Tropical Garden, Quezon Memorial Circle, Diliman , Quezon City- Philippines

Arids and Aroids Landscape display exhibit

Mayor’s Cup-First Place ( Best in Landscape Display Exhibit)

Tandem of Mr. Boyet Ganigan, Dr. James Silvestre. They also won a trophy and Php 20,000 cash

Landscape Display Exhibit of Ms. Edna Felipe and Mrs. Remedios Rodis Santelices

Vice Mayor’s Cup- Second Place

The tandem won Php 15,000 cash and trophy

NVC Garden of Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula

Philippine Horticultural Society’s Incorporated – President ‘s Cup – Third Place

Mr. Noel ” Botchie ” Canicula won Php 10,000 cash and trophy

Luntiang Sining Landscape and Creative Arts by Ms. Norma Villanueva

Special Prize ( Merit Award)

King Louis Flower and Farm

Hall of FameĀ 

landscaped by Mr. Francis Gener

Ā The company is a domestic corporation duly registered with Securities and Exchange Commission (S.E.C) on October 25, 1983. It is primarily engaged in the production of various agricultural crops, to include various types of cut flowers, flowering pot plants, and flower bulbs.

At present, they are cultivating about 6 Hectares of covered are in various locations in La Trinidad, Benguet . Among the crops they are growing include: Spray Chrysanthemums, Roses, Liliums, Carnations, Gladiolas, Tulips, Hyacinths, Poinsettias, Potted Chrysanthemums, Kalanchoe, Impatients, and many more. Their main market includes Metro Manila and other key cities in the country. They are also into exports of Calla Lily Bulbs to Holland and Rooted Cutting to Japan.

East West Seed Company

BestĀ  in Commercial Display Exhibit ( Mr. Butch Campos Cup )

This is one of the 5 agricultural companies which actively participated in the horticulture show . Their landscape display area is bigger than most of the exhibit.

East West Seed Company

East West Seed Company was established in the Philippines in 1982 by Simon Groot, a Dutch agriculturist who saw the need for seeds that were adapted to local conditions in Asia.

Different varieties of flowering plants like zinnias, impatients, petunia, vincas , marigold, vegetable crops adorn the exhibit display

At the time, the vegetable seed industry in Southeast Asia was little more than a seed trading system. No one was doing vegetable plant breeding, which involves years of trials, selection, crossing and investment.

chili peppers and vegetables

Mr. Simon Groot saw the opportunity for locally-developed hybrid seeds, and all the remarkable characteristics they were known for, like higher yields, better disease tolerance, better shelf life and extended growing seasons.

Website: http://www.eastwestseed.com/philippines/ph/

Zen Garden

Landscaped by Professor Serapion Metilla

Bonsai and Suiseki

Landscaped by Mr. Vic de Rona ( Special Prize)

Philippine Horticultural Society Community booth

Merry’s Mushroom

Merry’s mushroom exhibit booth showcased different types of mushroom and accentuated by miniature cottage , pond and dwarfs

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines

Constel Nature’s Farm

Horti Negrense

Horti Negrense exhibit was entitledĀ  ” White Whimpsical Wedding ” showcasing various Tillandsia and BromeliadĀ  species and hybrids grown from Negros province .

Los BaƱos Horticultural Society

Harbest Company

The company’s vertical landscape exhibit showcase different ornamental plants and flowering plants. The company distributes different farm equipments , seeds, and drip irrigation system

Website: http://www.harbest.com.ph/

Allied Botanical Corporation

Website:http://www.alliedbotanical.com/

Aroid , Fern and Hoya Study Group

Horticulture 2014: Conference

Ā Fernando H. Lopez Hall , Bureau of Soil and Water Management, Visayas Avenue corner Elliptical Circle, Quezon City – Philippines

Philippine Horticultural Society in partnership with Department of Agriculture and its attached agencies, Department of Tourism ( DOT), Quezon City government , Department of Labor and Employment ( DOLE) , Overseas WorkersĀ  Welfare Administration ( OWWA), Philippine Council for Agriculture , Forestry and Natural Resources Research and DevelopmentĀ  ( PCCARD) , Los BaƱos Horticulture Society ( LBHS ) opened to the public a 2-day technical conference.Ā 

L-R Mrs. Remedios Rodis Santelices, Mr. Macky and Ms. Edna Felipe ( registration committeeĀ 

Mrs. Adoracion S. Bernabe and Dr. Ben Vergara

Mr. Micheal A. Calaramo- Northwestern University in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte province

Mr. Micheal A. CalaramoĀ  from Northwestern University talked about ” Establishment and Sustainable Maintenance of a Botanic Garden ” The importance of having a botanic garden in the country, it costs of maintenance, operation and permits .

Mr. Micheal A. Calaramo received a “certificate of appreciation ” from Horticulture 2014 organizers. He is also a board of director of the Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society Inc. ( PNPCSI)

Northwestern University: http://www.nwu.edu.ph/

Ms. May Dumlao

Ms. May Dumlao ( PHSI ) immediate past president. She is one of the SECRETARIAT during the conference.

Mr. Ronald C. Costales

Mr. Ronald Costales talked about the different types of Tourism . One of the examples is the Costales Nature Farm

Agriculture Tourism : A World Trend that Brings Better Life to Farmers

Costales Nature FarmĀ  is accredited by the Department of Tourism andĀ  certified organic farm ( NICERT certification number NIC 1201) It is located just below the foot of Mount Banahaw, Brgy. Gagalot,Majayjay , Laguna.Ā  The farm is visited by more than 3000 tourists (local and foreign) every month with different purposes. Farmer visitors want to know and learn how we do organic farming.Ā  Businessmen want to invest and relax at the farm. Students conduct their educational tours.

Mr. Ronald Costales received a ” certificate of appreciation ”Ā  and loot bag from PCCARD-DOSTĀ  from Mrs. Adoracion S. Bernabe ( President – Philippine Horticultural Society) and Professor Fernando Aurigue Jr.

Costales Nature Farm : http://www.costalesnaturefarms.com/

Contact Information: +63 939 9640808
+63 49 576382

Dr. Teresita D. AmoreĀ  ( University of Hawaii )and Dr. Surawit Wannakrairoj ( Kasetsart University)

Kasetsart University: http://www.ku.ac.th/english/

University of Hawaii: http://www.hawaii.edu/

Mama Ely’s Catering

Mr. Miguel Bartolome and Ms. Janet Natural

Contact : 0939-3777999

The breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks were prepared by Mama Ely’s Catering ( official caterer provided by Department of Agriculture)

Note: I missed some of the speakersĀ  in the afternoon ,Ā  there was another event invitationĀ  .Ā  I liked all the topics presented and kudos to all the organizers of Horticulture 2014 conference!

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