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72nd Mid-Year Orchid and Garden Show

Philippine Orchid Society in partnership with Villar Sipag Foundation, Quezon Memorial Circle administration, Quezon City government and Manila Bulletin presents to the general visiting public the 72nd Mid-Year Orchid and Garden show.

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The show is scheduled from August 31 to September 10, 2018. Aside from the regular landscape exhibits, there will be plant bazaar and daily lectures.

Mobile number- 0917-848-5468 / landline 957-3524

Entrance fee is Php 30 for general public and Php 20 senior citizens, PWD, students with valid ID’s



Grow and More Plant Bazaar

Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. in partnership with Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Manila Bulletin and Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau -Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Rescue Center will be having a 3-day plant bazaar from July 13 to 15, 2018 with over 50 booths which had confirmed joining.

For inquiries , Please call Ms. Angel (0917-798-1317). There are 2 entrances ( Quezon Avenue for pedestrians) and North Avenue for those with cars.

Aside from the daily lectures, there is a chance of winning prizes. One can visit the “Grow and Show” plant bazaar from 8:00 am to 5:00 pmGrow and Show Plant Bazaar.jpg


Exciting Visit at Daily Bread Farm Resort

Daily Bread Farm is 3. 1 hectare farm, resort and venue center at the heart of the town of Bustos, Bulacan province.

The farm is not just known for their mushroom culture but also vermi composting, ornamental plant production, herbal plants, native pigs and other poultry products which uses the organic way of caring them.


Daily Bread Farm and Resort

The farm was owned by Ms. Luzviminda Tancangco ( a former COMELEC officer), organic  farm, health and wellness advocate.


The center had a library, restaurant, greenhouse, swimming pools , club house, conference area and several cottages which reflect several architecture of different styles.

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Mr. Gilbert Dino together with vloggers, bloggers, online writers and media 

The group had a wonderful stay at at the farm resort. We enjoyed the early morning dip and sumptuous breakfast together with other bloggers and local government officers from Mindoro, Ilocos Sur and San Ildefonso, Bulacan.

For those who are interested in having a different kind of experience and its different kind of hospitality. Please try to visit the this farm:

Address: Daily Bread Organic Farm and Resort -Don Claro Santos Street, Bonga Menor, Bustos, Bulacan 

Contact Persons: Ms. Anna  Katrina D.C. Tangcanco -0999 883 0779

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Highlights of the Cactus Fiesta Fair 3

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines in cooperation with Quezon Memorial Circle Administration, Quezon City government and different sellers had a successful 3 -day bazaar and trade fair within the Runnex elevated garden within Quezon Memorial Circle.

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L-R Mr. Izaach Quinopez, Mr. Jackieri Tiboldec, M. Jefferson Tiboldec and Jhunjie Tiboldec

The golden barrel cactus is one of the cacti and succulents that the group is selling. This specimen sized cacti cost about Php 20,000 and had been sold before the end of the show. Cactus Village is a wholesaler of cactus and succulents for more than 10 years . They used to have stalls in the defunct Manila Seedling Bank.

Address: Cactus Village Stall #30 Farmers Garden, Cubao , Quezon City 

Operations: Everyday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm 

Contact: 09466459115

Cactus ballpen

ballpens being sold at the bazaar for as low as Php 20, Php 35 and Php 50.00 each

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Mr. Francis Karl B. Calica is a cacti and succulent hobbyist for about 4 years. He sells is excess propagation and special quirky stuffs like keychains, ballpens.

For those who wanted to buy some cacti and quirky stuffs –  Francis Karl B. Calica FB 

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Mr. Ray Ong

Among the highlights of the bazaar is the free lectures on basic cacti and succulent care and lectures of Mr. Ray Ong and Mr. Lino Rom were a big hit among visitors.

Photo credits: Ms. Amy Lastimosa, Mr. Karl Bernardo Calica






Artisinal salt from Japan

I met Ms. Calara Lapus ( president) Mama Sita foundation during the launching of Buhay Carinderia at Rizal Park Hotel in Manila.


She gave me small pack of about 5 grams of different kinds of salt from Japan. The pack cost Y 390 or about Php 184 .

These salts is one way to promote using local salt from different regions of Japan and are popular souvenir items from Japan.

She is also advocating the use of natural salts from the country.


Schedule of Seminars, Lectures and Workshop at the 72nd Annual Orchid and Bonsai Show

The Philippine Orchid Society in partnership with Quezon City government, Quezon City Memorial Circle administration, Villar Sipag Foundation, Manila Bulletin presents to the visiting public the 72nd annual orchid and bonsai show daily lectures.  Aside from the landscape exhibits, individual ornamental plant, orchid and bonsai plant in competition, There will be more than 60 plant commercial stalls and daily lectures, talks and workshop for those interested to learn new growing techniques.

Schedule of Daily Lectures, Workshop and Talks starts at 2:00 pm

March 9- Uncovering Juniper Mysteries – Master Ho Jan Lee

March 10 -New Trends in Flower Arrangements – Floral Designer’s Circle of the Philippines

March 11- Basic Orchid Care under Tropical Condition- Mr. Vicente Chin Jr.

March 12- Growing Phalaenopsis Orchid -Mrs.Corazon Purificacion

March 13- Growing Cattleya Orchids- Dr. Raymundo W. Lo

March 14- Growing Dendrobium Orchids- Mr. J.M. Lacandula

March 15- Urban Gardening -Allied Botanical Corporation

March 16- Art of Growing Bonsai -Mr. Romy Diño 

March 17-Growing Vandas and Selected Philippine Orchid Species- Ms. Evangeline ” Vangie” Go

March 18- Popular Orchids for Orchid Enthusiasts- Mr. Andres Golamco Jr.

March 19- Challenges Encountered by Cactus and Succulents Hobbyists – Mr.Lino Rom

  • Note there are minimal entrance fees of Php 30 general public and Php 20 students and senior citizens with valid Id’s , Lecture , talks and workshop is part of the show.
  • Philippine Orchid Society Secretariat -Ms. Jenny F. Rivera ( Office Secretary ) 0917-848-54-69 and 957-35-24 ( Mondays to Saturdays 8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
  • Exhibit and Commercial booths opens at 8:00 am to 6:00pm

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List of Big Winners at HortiKultura Filipina 2018 Show

Philippine Horticultural Society in partnership with Quezon City government , Quezon City Memorial Circle administration , Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Agriculture with sponsors like Del Monte Philippines, MDS Godspeed Exhibit Company, Uratex , Manila Bulletin, San Miguel , NutriAsia, King Louis , East West Seed Company, Allied Botanical Corporation, Harbest Agriculture Company among others had extended the exhibit and trade fair for a few more days.

There will be a few days extension for those planning buy plants for valentine’s day and chinese new year like cacti, succulents, flowering orchids , green foliage plants which are auspicious during this season.

Here are the list of the potted plant winners

1. Best in Aroids – Variegated
Anthurium “White & Green”
by Kenneth Cruz;

2. Best in Cycads – Dioon Edule by
Prof. Serapion Metilla

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3. Best in Bromeliads – Bromeliad
Species by Mac Pagsolingan;

4. Best in Ferns & Fern Allies –
Asplenium Nidus by Lardy Abundo;


5. Best in Orchids – Bulbophyllum by
Ruth Conde


Schefflera tupidanthus “variegated” 

6. Best in Variegated and Mutants –
Schefflera Tupidanthus by Dankin’s

7. Best in Foliage – Ginger Alpinia
Regosa by Yuyung La’O

8. Best in Phil. Native Species –
Coelogyne Pandurata by Ruth Conde

9. Best in Cacti – Mamillaria Bocasana
cv “Fred” by Boyet Ganigan;

10. Best in Succulents – Adenia
Venenata by Lily Ann Tan


“CSSPI Pres. Emeritus Adoracion
Bernabe Cup”
Winner: Lily Ann Tan

*BEST PLANT IN SHOW – Schefflera
Tupidanthus by Dankin’s Garden

Credit- List of plant posted from Philippine Horticultural Society FB page.