Hardin ng mga Bulaklak , ( Flower Garden ) , Quezon Memorial Circle-Quezon City-Philippines
Waling-waling ( pink form) – Queen of Philippine Orchids owned by Ms. Vangie Go
Best Orchid in SHOW
Best Vanda sanderiana
The Philippines is rich in biodiversity and is one of the riches in orchid and plants. One of the reason “why” the Philippine Orchid Society conducts their show during this time of the year despite it is rainy is because of the blooming season of the rare and endangered Vanda sanderiana or commonly called Waling-waling .
Waling-waling which is endemic to Mindanao flowers in their native habitat during this time of the year . However there were reports that when the waling-walings are brought to a slightly higher elevations ( maybe more than 500 meters above sea level ) flowering can be much earlier.
Collectors around the world would use Vanda sanderiana as breeding stock and breed them with other Vandaceous orchids from Thailand, Myanmar , Vietnam , Indonesian and Malaysian orchid species. The result is very outstanding colors and shape of their orchid hybrids.
Ms. Vangie Go is one of the big winner in this category , She won 1st prize ( entry number 4043 ) 2nd ( entry number 4041) and 3rd prize (entry number 4046 )
Here are the list Major WINNERS at the Philippine Orchid Society’s 68th Mid-Year Orchid and PET Show:
Blc. Malvarosa Breeze ” Pink “
Best Cattleya -Exhibited by Malvarosa Orchids and Ornamental Farm
Dendrobium Lucky Stripe
Best Dendrobium – Exhibited by Dr. Olivia Sanchez
Oncidium MayFair ” Yellow Angel ”
Oncidium MayFair ” Yellow Angel ” is owned by Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Ms. Ana Purificacion -Conde, It can grow long spikes and large yellow flowers without the usual pale brown stripes at the center.
close-up view of the flowers ( photo courtesy : Architect Chieo Ongteco )
Best Oncidium Alliance- Exhibited by Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion -Conde
This is a special type of Grammatophyllum multiflorum, according to Mr. Kelvin Neil Manubay ( vice president of the Philippine Orchid Society ) – It is a 4-N variety which have bigger flowers . It is called Tetraploids have 4 sets of chromosomes . It usually result in bigger plants, bigger blooms, better color, longer spikes and faster growing .
Best Philippine Species / Best Other Genera / BEST Sympodial Orchid – Exhibited by Mrs. Susan and Manuel Lee
Phalaenopsis Hsing Ying Webber ” Happy ” X Ching Hua Valentine
Best Phalaenopsis – Exhibited by Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion – Conde
Best Other Genera – Monopodial Orchid – Exhibited by Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion – Conde
Paphiopedilum Maudiae x praestans
Best Paphiopedilum – Exhibited by Atty. Hernando B. Perez – Malvarosa Orchids and Ornamental Farm