Cactus and Succulent Dish Gardening Making Workshop at Grow and Show

On-the-Spot Cactus and Succulent Dish Garden Making Workshop and Competition

When: October 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Where: Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife, Diliman, QC

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(Photo courtesy of Compact Greenery)

Watch and learn as our Dish Garden expert Mr. Wilson Angel show you how to create stunning dish gardens to suit your fancy.

Immediately after the workshop, an On-the-Spot Dish Garden competition follows.

Here are the simple rules for the competition:

1. This is OPEN TO ALL

2. Participants should bring their own materials (container, plants, accessories, soil mix, etc)

3. Plants to be used are cactus and succulents only, no artificial plants. Participants may use dish garden accessories such as natural rocks or driftwoods.

4. The size of the container should NOT exceed 8 inches in inside diameter and only up to 4 inches deep.

5. There are no limit as to the number of entries per participant.

Announcement of winners and awarding follow in the afternoon.

1st Prize – P700 plus Plaque
2nd Prize – P300 plus Plaque
3rd Prize – P200 plus Plaque

Winners of Dish Garden at the Philippine Orchid Society’s 71st Mid-Year Orchid and Garden Show

Miss Evangeline ” Vangie” Go is another big winner at the container or dish garden landscape competition.

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Her winning dish garden landscape exhibit showcases different tillandsia , bromeliads , ferns.

Delia Pionela

Second Place -Ms. Delia Pionela showcased miniature landscape houses with small ornamental plants,Cryptanthus or Earth stars  which accompanied by accessories like miniature dwarfs and stones.  Third Place goes to Rommel Perez

 

Big Winners of Cactus Dish Garden at the Cactus Craze Show

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak , Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City -Philippines

The Cactus Craze hosted by Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines (CSSP ) , Bonsai and Suiseiki Alliance of the Philippines Inc. (BSAPI ) 2016 show had formally opened last April 28 to the public at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden ) within Quezon Memorial Circle.

winners of the attendance raffle for cacti and succulents

 There were a lot of activities like small dish garden competition , medium size dish garden competition, individual cacti and succulent plant competition, table judging , daily lectures and plant bazaar .

There is an entrance fee of Php 20.00 general public and Php 10.00 for students and senior citizens with valid ID’s . The show is until May 8 , 2016 .

Here are some of the Winners

Third Prize – Healthy  and Colorful Gymnos by Mr. Lino Rom

Second Prize- Shell Bursting with Succulents by Luntiang Sining ( Ms. Norma K. Villanueva)

The dish garden exhibit showcase different kinds of seas shells , pebbles with combination of some succulent plants.

 First Prize- Luntiang Sining ( Ms. Norma K. Villanueva )

Large Dish Garden

Third Prize

First Prize – Luntiang Sining ( Ms. Norma K. Villanueva )

small dish garden winners

Here are some practical tips on buying and cultivation :

There are cacti and succulents wholesalers at the show , some of them have stalls within Quezon Memorial Circle or at Araneta Garden Center in Cubao .

cacti and succulents prices may differ depending on quantities, species or varieties.  Most of the dealers were from Baguio/ Benguet area . There are some which sourced their plants from Mabalacat , Pampanga  or have their own backyard garden and thus they are more warm tolerant compared to the Benguet / Baguio dealers.

Try to change the soil/ media if the cacti and succulent come from Baguio/ Benguet area , a lot of them are grown in greenhouses .

Try to attend daily lectures or seminars conducted by leading cacti and succulent enthusiasts. They are a big help to budding collectors.

Try to surf internet and read books to know about the simple cultural techniques , the most common for collector is to over water these plants.

For those who does not want to spend a penny on the cacti , There are a lot of common and ordinary cacti which are grown in almost neglected state . Some of the stems can be readily propagated without any difficulties .

12 Exciting Dishes at Peach Boy Restaurant, Mandaluyong

Peach Boy restaurant is located within ground floor Norkis Building, 11 Calbayog street corner Domingo M. Guevara street. The restaurant is also just few meters away from California Garden Square condominium units.

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Peach Boy restaurant

The name was derived from the love of peach desserts and food by the proprietor when he stayed in the United States.

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California Garden Square condominium units

Peach boy had a soft opening last July 27 and had a lot of buzz in several social media sites for their creative menus which is combination of Asian, Hawaiian, American, European and Filipino fusion dishes.

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Calbayog street corner Domingo M. Guevara street

It is within 4 kilometers away from Jose Rizal University, San Juan and Mandaluyong cities.

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The shabby chic interior reflect the modern taste and spacious area. The sitting capacity is between 140 to 150 people at any given time.

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second floor

A function room had a capacity of between 30 to 50 people is located at the second floor is ideal for corporate meetings, team building, family get together or intimate parties.

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Platter dishes -ideal for sharing between family members and friends

12 Exciting Dishes at Peach Boy

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12.) Nachos – deep fried chips with their own version of dressings, chopped onions,crab stick strips and topped with chopped spring onions. This is ideal for sharing between 2 persons.

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11.) Crispy Crab with Cheese Pockets– deep fried wanton wrapper filled with crabs, cream cheese, herbs and serve with sweet and spicy chili sauce.

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10.) Mint Choco Milk Shakes, Matcha Milkshakes and Choc Nutty Milk Shakes– These are some of the best selling shakes at the restaurant.

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9.) Peach Salad – mixed green lettuce leaves, with slices of peach , honey, sliced cherry tomatoes, roasted cashew and vinaigrette.

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8.) Adobo Fried Rice Omelette – 2 eggs omelette with chicken adobo fried rice, serve with adobo sauce and pork salsa.

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7.) Choriburger– The burger used home-made Cebu chorizo and with sunny side egg and serve with adobo sauce. This comes with atsara and french fried with ketchup.

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6.) Peach Pork Belly – Tender pork belly glazed with peach barbecue sauce, barbecue mayo, lettuce leaves served in Banh mi bread with french fries.

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5.) Laing Pesto with Tinapa Pasta – Spaghetti noodles with coconut stewed with taro leaves pesto topped with dried tinapa flakes.

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4.) Teriyaki Chicken -grilled boneless chicken with teriyaki glaze and cabbage slaw topped with chopped spring onion leaves and sesame seeds.

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3.) Barbecue Platter– serve with Java rice and with Peach boy black ribs, Peach barbecue pork belly, Peach barbecue chicken leg quarter, Boneless Chicken teriyaki, sauteed vegetables and cabbage slaw. This is ideal for sharing between 3 to 5 persons.

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2.) Ube Lava Pancake – ube flavored pancake drenched in special ube halaya sauce.The ube halaya sauce is not too sweet and can be shared between 2 to 4 persons with 4 layers of pancake.

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Peach cobber with Vanilla ice cream

1.) Peach Cobber– The peach cobber is presented with layers of buttery streusels with peach compote and topped with Vanilla ice cream.

We cannot wait to come back together with friends and immediate family members. The restaurant is also listed under several well-known popular social media platforms and delivery sites.

OKTOBERFEST PROMO: BUY 1 BUCKET OF BEER, GET 1 FREE STARTER (Choice of Crispy Chicken Skin, Chicken Karaage, or Buffalo Chicken Wings.

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Mr. Paulo Rama together with the staff of Peach Boy restaurant

Address:  Norkis Building, 11 Calbayog street corner Domingo M. Guevara street, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City

Operational Hours: Mon to Thursday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm, Sundays: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Contact : (02) 533-6846/ 0977-031-1150

10 Best Dishes and Things to Do at Zula-Makati

Zula- Makati just recently open its doors to the general public. For those unfamiliar with the hotel, It used to be the site of Fersal Hotel.
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Zula -Makati facade with nice vertical garden and open space

The hostel features a nice Mediterranean style cuisine, party place, cocktail area,  nice ambiance and friendly staff for those who wanted to place to stay near the poblacion area or old Makati.

10 Best Dishes and Things to Do at Zula -Makati Restaurant

Colorful Machuca or Baldoza tiles

10.) Nice OOTD and Instagrammer paradise – One can enjoy the outdoor ambiance and place to take photos. I enjoyed their vertical garden, machuca tiles on walls, decor, industrial tables and their rustic ambiance.

Labaneh

9.) Labaneh – It soft, cream cheese made from strained yogurt, that is popular in Middle East and Mediterranean cuisine. It is quite healthy and goes well with any pita or baget bread.

Sabich salad ( Php 200) per serving

fried cauliflower with tahina and special zula sauce

7.)Appetizer – There are nice appetizer salad available, These are healthy and colorful. Another one is their fried cauliflower serve with Tahina and special zula sauce mixture ( Php 190 per serving ) ideal between 1 to 2 person sharing.

deep fried pita bread with spices

7.) Deep Fried Pita bread is highly recommended for those who wanted a light meal. It is specially made pita bread deep fried and topped with spices and Tahina. ( Php 75 per serving ) ideal between 1 to 2 person sharing. Highly Recommended.

6.) Lavash and Baget bread is soft, thin unleavened flatbread made in a tandoor and is eaten in many parts of the world.  This is best paired with their pickled lemon.

5.) Fool Proof Shakshouka – Fool Proof Shakshouka is a dish serve with eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, garlic, commonly spiced with cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper,nutmeg and topped with green parsley in a hot sizzling plate. This cuisine varies from one town to another and found in many parts of  Middle east and Mediterranean regions.  If you are craving for this dish- One can order them at zula. This is best serve hot with their pickled lemon. ( Php 300) per serving.

4.) Arayesdelicious grilled pita bread sandwiches stuffed with meat (beef and lamb). This middle eastern dish is crispy in the outside and juicy in the inside. One can also add their dipping sauces depending on your taste buds. ( Php 350 ) per serving.

3.) Good Selection of coffee – Zula takes pride of sourcing their coffee beans from the farmers of Sultan Kudarat in Mindanao.

Halva Parfait

2.) Good Desserts – If you are looking for dessert,Halva Parfait which had a mixture of cream, vanilla halva topped with roasted pistachios, dizzled with date syrup.  ( ( Php 200 per serving ) Highly recommended.

 Malabi is like a pudding with rose water syrup, desiccated coconut infused into this dessert topped with roasted pistachios ( Php 200 per serving ) Highly recommended.
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Zula -Makati staff ( photo courtesy of Zula Makati)

1.) Friendly Staff– Their attentive staff and good in-house service make your stay worthwhile. You will feel the warm hospitality of the restaurant. There is also a booking area for traveler within the restaurant. They have local and international destination available for those interested to travel.

Note : Prices quoted may be subject to change by the restaurant management

Zula Restaurant- Operations: Everyday

Operational Hours: Sunday to Thursday 6:00 am to 11:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 6:00am to 1:00 am

Zula -Hostel for Wanderers

Address: 7840 Makati Avenue corner Guanzon street, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City

Contact : (02) 573-1461