Special Guest Mayor Joy Belmonte at 73rd Mid-Year Orchid Show

Honorable Josefina “Joy” Belmonte -Alimurung together with Honorable Candy Medina- Atienza (councilor 6th district), Assistant administrator Attorney Lord, Engineer Zaldy Dela Rosa, Quezon Memorial Circle administration staff, affiliated plant societies, invited guests, media, social media bloggers and Philippine Orchid Society members, were treated to a grand ribbon cutting, a tour of the exhibit area and opening of the 73rd mid- year orchid and festival 2019.

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Engineer Zaldy Dela Rosa shakes hand with Mayor Joy Belmonte ( photo courtesy of Quezon City press corp)

73rd Mid -Year Philippine Orchid Festival 2019

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l-r Mr. Norberto Bautista, Engineer Zaldy Dela Rosa, Honorable Candy Medina- Atienza and Mrs. Susan Lee ( photo courtesy of Hon. Candy Medina -Atienza)

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blooming phalaenopsis and dendrobium orchids were given to the guests of honor

Opening was held late afternoon past 4:00 pm within Hardin ng Bulaklak ( HB/ Flower Garden) the exhibits highlighted the blooming of several varieties of waling-waling  or Vanda/ Euanthe sanderiana which is the highlight of the festival.

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several varieties of Waling- waling on display at the show

Vanda Sanderiana

 Vanda sanderiana / Euanthe sanderiana locally known as Waling-waling

It is good that there were some blooming Waling-waling during this time of the year since rainy season started a little bit late.

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table judging of Cymbidium chloranthum and cattleya hybrids

It is also good that table judging for flowering orchids were introduce during this show. This will enable orchid hobbyists and the general public to appreciate the orchid competition winners up close. Most international orchid shows normally present their orchids that way.

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strap leaf vandas with red and white ribbon can trace their parentage to Vanda sanderiana and Vanda coerulea.

The mayor also delighted the crowd with her three good news which were delivered during her speech after the ribbon cutting ceremonies held within Quezon City Memorial Circle in Quezon City.

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carnivorous plants for sale at the commercial stall ( photo courtesy of Dr. Tan)

Commercial Booths and Daily Activities

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schedule of daily talks

62 commercial booths selling different kinds of plants, carnivorous plants, orchid hybrids, ornamental plants, pots, fertilizers, native orchids, ferns, fruit trees, cacti and succulents, flowering annuals, variegated ornamental plants among others.

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 Pagsolingan’s Garden with Rare & Exotic Plants (courtesy of Dr. Roland Salazar )

Rare and Exotic Plants – Dr. Roland Salazar

Address: 106 Mindanao Avenue Garden Center,Mindanao Avenue , Barangay Talipapa, Novaliches, Quezon City

There will be daily lectures or talks starting today at 2:00 pm at the pavilion area within the exhibition site. Entrance fee is Php 50.00 for the general public, Php 30.00 senior citizens, students and person with disabilities with valid identification card.

73rd Philippine Orchid Society’s exhibit, lectures and commercial trade fair will run until September 9, 2019 !

73rd Mid Year Orchid Show Daily Schedule

The Philippine Orchid Society will be having the 73rd mid-year orchid and garden show. This year’s theme is “Orchid Festival” which showcase the beautiful, endemic, rare and even the common orchid species blooming this time of the year.

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The 73rd mid-year orchid show will have a daily lectures or talks starting on August 30 to September 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the gazebo area within Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden) within Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City.

There are also trade fair booths, orchid competition, ornamental plant competition.

Entrance fees is Php 30.00 for the general public and Php 20.00 for students, senior citizens and person with disabilities with valid identification card.

Daily Talks and Lecture

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Note/ Disclaimer : The schedule of daily talk and demonstration was posted as of this week. There might be some changes to the speakers and resource person during the date of the lecture. ( Please try to call the Secretariat at least 1 day before the appointed date).

For those who needed a “Certificate of Attendance ” or “Certificate of Participation” during the talks/ demonstration. There is a minimum fee collected for printing of the certificate.

72nd Mid Year Orchid Show Lectures

The Philippine Orchid Society in partnership with Quezon City government, Quezon Memorial Circle administration, Villar Sipag Foundation among others will be having the 72nd mid-year orchid and garden show from August 31, to September 10, 2018.

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Schedule of Daily Talks and Lectures

August 31- Art and Science of Bonsai Cultivation by Master Ho Jan Lee and Maestro Angel Uyehara

September 1- Tillandsia ( the lazy gardener’s plant ) Mrs. Maria Dolores Alarcon

September 2- Choosing Quality Orchids- Mr. Kelvin Niel Manubay

September 3- Philippine Orchid Species – Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

September 4- Growing Vandas and Phalaenopsis ( Monopodial Orchids) Mr. JM Lacandula

September 5- Landscaping with Orchids- Mr. Fred Salud

September 6- Production of Annual Bedding Plants -Allied Botanical Corporation representative

September 7- Flower arrangements for all occasions – Floral Designers Circle

September 8- Growing Cattleyas, Dendrobiums and Oncidiums ( Sympodial Orchids)- Ms. Vangie Go

September 9- Growing Orchids- Rafting Techniques – Mr. Andres Golamco Jr.

Note: The lectures/ talk starts at around 2:00 pm . Those attending the orchid show- Entrance fees is Php 30 for the general public and Php 20 for students, senior citizens and person with disabilities.

 

 

Doctor Daniel Farnacio’s Lc. Bella Blue Bird Won Best Cattleya at the 71st Mid-Year Orchid Show

 

Lc. Bella Blue Bird is a bluish cattleya orchid hybrid which won the “Best Cattleya”   of the 71st Mid-Year Orchid and Garden show at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City .

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Lc. Bella Blue Bird

The cattleya is still quite rare in cultivation and had been grown into a marvelous specimen sized by Doctor Daniel Farnacio.

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Doctor Daniel Farnacio

He was interviewed by award winning television documentary QTV channel 11 and GMA channel 7 or his passion in collecting orchids and plants. He had spend quite a fortune in building his greenhouse and orchids.

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His efforts are rewarded with a lot of his cattleya orchids entered in the competition won awards.

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Flower Exhibit at the 71st Philippine Orchid Show

Philippine Orchid Society together with its partner organizations mounted a highly successful opening today at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden ) at the Quezon Memorial Circle. This year’s theme : Philippine Orchids for Beauty , Unity and Prosperity ” .

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Among the distinguished guests of honor includes Ms. Camille Villar , Ambassador Preciosa Soliven , Mrs. Maria Teresa Cancio-Suplico , Presidential Legislative Liaison Office ( PLLO) ASEC Romulo Arugay , Department of Agriculture , Quezon City officials and their representatives , Bureau of Plant  Industry , presidents of other plant societies and affiliate organizations .

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The opening started past 4:00pm with the arrival of the special guest of honors and traditional ribbon cutting ceremony , these also included a short tour of the landscape exhibit and announcement of the winners .

L-R Kelvin Niel Manubay , Presidential Legislative Liaison Office ( PLLO) ASEC Romulo Arugay,  Ms. Evangeline “Vangie” Go ( President POS) Mrs. Preciosa Soliven and Camile Villar 

Allied Botanical Corporation landscape exhibit

Allied Botanical Corporation landscape exhibit booth seems to be a smaller version of the last HortiKultura 2017 show.

VS Orchids and Ornamental Plant– This is a landscape showcasing mostly bougainvillea by the group of Mrs. Rolita ” Baby ” V. Spowart.

Ms. Brenda exhibit booth – the landscape exhibit combines old wooden windows and ornamental plants with interesting array of Phalaenopsis hybrids , strap leaf vandas, oncidiums and native sanggumays.

Unigreen Vertical garden exhibit -showcases different kinds of indoor and foliage plants . Indoor plants are very popular and they have different outlets in malls which sells indoor plant. This is one of the few companies based in the Philippines which exports indoor plants to Taiwan and other countries.

Uni-Green Inc. group of Companies- Contact Person : Mr. Joey L. Mendoza

Head Office : Address 2229 Narra street , United Hills Subdivision , Parañaque , Manila 

Telephone :+63-2( 823-2909) Fax:+62-2-776-1305

Mr. Manuel and Susan Lee orchid landscape exhibit showcases different kind of orange cattleya hybrids, strap leaf vandas and new varieties of orchid hybrids from Taiwan and Thailand.

Mr. Manuel and Susan Lee landscape exhibit also won first place in orchid landscape exhibit

a late afternoon buffet meal was served after the announcement of winners 

Special Partners of the show includes Del Monte , Philippines , Allied Botanical Corporation , Ramgo , Goodwill Bookstore and Villar Foundation.

Tomorrow , the orchid exhibition area will be open to the general public and there is a minimal entrance fees of Php 30 and Php 20 for senior citizens and students with valid Id’s.