League of Orchid Conservationists Philippines: Thanksgiving Celebration

Philippine Horticultural Society office- Quezon Memorial Circle , Quezon City-Philippines

League of Orchid Conservationists Philippines ( LOC-PHIL) members in partnership with Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. ( PHSI) gave a thanksgiving celebration held at the PHSI office yesterday .

members and guests

LOC-Phil organization started as an informal grouping among young professionals, students, backyard hobbyists , enthusiasts , academe about a year or so ago, mostly interested on native orchid conservation and its cultivation.

The aim of the organization is to have a laboratory and an area for native orchids and plant enthusiasts conservatory where there the exquisite beauty can be appreciated .

native orchids, medinillas , mutant ferns were given by Mr. Ramon Callado for raffle to the attendees

There are some members of the society which have started their own ( DIY) Do it Yourself -laboratory and is actively propagating some valuable native orchid species and plant species .

plants donated by Arids and Aroids

The simple party  meet and greet aims people with same passion over orchids and plants to exchange pleasantries .

Ms. Jo Quimpo, Prof. Fernando Aurigue Jr. and Mrs. Adoracion S. Bernabe

Tita Adoracion S. Bernabe ( President of the PHSI) and its board members allowed the use of PHSI office for the event. She also sponsored the sumptuous lechon while some PHSI members brought their homemade cuisine and regional delicacies.

Mrs. Alice Javier

There are about 40 to 50 people who came at the party. The atmosphere is very light and everyone is on a light mood.

I also had the opportunity to get some important information about the upcoming 40th anniversary and upcoming HortiKultura Extravaganza 2016 from February 4 to 15, 2016 at the Tropical Garden within Quezon Memorial Circle.


Special mention are the cassava cake brought from Batangas, Piyaya from Dr. John Clifton Martyr, Lumpiang ubod, Kare-Kare and Glazed Chicken  of Ms. Baby de Leon , Paella cooked by Ms. Mitch Frankenberger Pellicer and Mr. Ray Ong among others.

special piaya

We also brought a box of Sponge or Chiffon Cake from Salazar bakery as part of our contribution to the event. Everyone seems very happy with the plant loot . I got Phalaenopsis equestris and Asplenium nidus variety leytensis donated by Mr. Ramon Calado.

2016 Special Calendar Book about Philippine orchid species printed by Manila Bulletin

A special 2016 Calendar book on Native Philippine orchid species were printed by Manila Bulletin in which proceeds of the sale will go to the conservation and laboratory for native orchids of the organization . The calendar is being sold for just Php 150 each .

For orders : Mr. Joel Dela Cruz (northern Metro Manila )

(0917) 539 7247 GLOBE

Mr. Niel Maceda ( southern Metro Manila ) 09062251574

Special mention are Mr. Jim Cootes for uniting everyone under Loc-Phil with his works and his books and Mrs. Adoracion Bernabe for being the wind underneath our wings.

Note:  The organization would like to extend their warmest ” THANKS ” to all the unsung heroes and benefactors whether local or foreigners for the past year of its existence. Maraming Maraming Salamat Po !


HortiKultura Extravaganza 2016 : Exciting Exhibits and Floats

Happy New Year to Everyone !

Philippine Horticultural Society in partnership with Quezon City government , members, student organizations, NGO groups , major plant societies , bloggers , hobbyists and the general public are invited to the 40th annual plant show .

PHSI is celebrating a lot of milestone on their RUBY anniversary  ,  Hence the font and color is ruby . This event is in special partnership with the city government, helping create public awareness thru their lectures and seminars , tourism , health , wellness advocates and  creating livelihood opportunities to ordinary people.

Since February also falls as LOVE month, the theme ” Green is LOVE ” is very appropriate as color motif.  GREEN means a lot of things like green is the color for renewal, life, growth , good vives and good feng shui.

For Filipino-Chinese , Green also means MONEY and Prosperity because Chinese Lunar New Year falls on February 8  .

Some of the highlights of the event includes: landscape exhibits, flower floats , street dancing , guided tours and special events like painting competition , daily raffles among others.

The much awaited Special Events are the floral floats , street dancing which is similar to the famed Panagbenga festival of Baguio.  Metro Manila and nearby provincial tourists and visitors can see them without the hassle of traveling long hours going north.

There will also be a flower arrangement and painting contest by high school students. Forty participants will compete in the floral competition. The following day, students will paint the floral arrangements made the previous day.

The event is from February 4 to 15 which falls on the LOVE month or Valentine’s Day .

People can buy living plants or flowering plant to give as gifts to their love ones. Instead of cut flowers , why not give something unique and fancy instead of the usual ones.

There will be commercial stalls area from different agricultural companies, backyard hobbyists, provincial plant growers from different parts of the country .

There will be daily lectures and seminars by respected speakers coming from different fields of expertise and educational backgrounds.

For more information about the upcoming show, please try to visit the official Facebook Page of the Philippine Horticultural Society Incorporated76

FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/phsi76/?fref=ts

Contact information:

Ms. Angel -PHSI Secretariat

Landline -218-43-95 /Cellphone: 0916-2299273

For those interested to join the Hortikultura Extravaganza 2016 special guided tour; Please signed-up at the FB event page – Schedule of the special tour will be on February 6, 2016 saturday from 7:30am until about 12nn

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623705127879452/

Note : There is a minimal entrance fee of Php 40 general public and Php 30 for students, senior citizens, government employees ( Please bring valid Id’s)  .

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