One of the highlight of the 71st Philippine Orchid Society’s Mid-Year Orchid and Garden Show are the winners of individual plant and orchid competition.
Ms. Evangeline ” Vangie” Go won ” Best Orchid in Show”, ” Best Vandaceous Alliance”, “Best Philippine Species ” , ” Best Other Genera-Monopodial ” on a native orchid species that is commonly grown in many parts of the country.
The big specimen sized orchid Aerides quinquevulnera or Aerides quinquevulnerum with at least thousands of flowers. Sometimes people looked down upon native orchid species for having small flowers , sometimes flowering only once a year or just ordinary ones.
The small flowers have a pleasant smell and if grown properly can be a show stopper. Lovely and very photogenic and instagramers would surely like every nook and cranny of the exhibit.
Aside from the bragging rights, Ms. Evangeline ” Vangie” Go also won 3rd place “Best Orchid Landscape ” exhibit, She got several glass awards and cash incentives
The show is from September 2 to 16, 2017 and open from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm and daily lectures or talks starts at 2:00 pm. Minimal entrance fees of Php 30 general public and Php 20 senior citizens and students with valid ID’s.
The Philippine Orchid Society in partnership with Quezon Memorial Circle and Quezon City government will be having their 71st Mid-Year Orchid and Garden Show at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak within Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City.
Starting September 2, 2017 There will be daily afternoon lectures, talks and hands-on seminar with wide range from basic flower arrangements, cactus, cattleya, vanda, fertilization techniques , urban gardening, table flower arrangements and fruit tree container gardening.
There will be landscape , individual orchid competition and trade fairs . There will be a minimal entrance fees of Php 30 general public and Php 20.00 or students and senior citizens with valid Id’s.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (L-R): Treasurer-Titat Benedicto, Bacolod First Lady Elsa Leonardia, OHONI Pres, Ms Gigi Campos, Past President Anamer Gatuslao
Reverend Father Jesmar Manato read from the Scriptures and blessed the exhibits and the display. The stage display, which was conceptualized and executed by the showcase committee led by Mrs Soc Monfort, highlighted the waling waling in an tropical indoor garden display of specimen-sized foliage plants. President John Clifton Martyr welcomed all the guests and participants and he expounded on the Timeless Beauty of the Waling-waling, it’s uniqueness among orchids and it’s important role to orchid horticulture. After which, delicious Filipino delicacies were served by QUAN and washed down with their specialty guyabano and bignay shake.
This year’s theme is “Timeless Beauty: The Allure of the Waling” at Robinson’s Place, Bacolod City from August 28 to September 5, 2017.
Waling-waling or Vanda sanderiana is the highlight of the show.
This year, a waling waling plant competition was held and first place went to Ms Gloria Gensoli’s entry of a deeply-colored Vanda sanderiana having 4 mature growths, 2 of which have 2 inflorescence each. Another event participated by the members was a month group flower arrangement competition. And after the leaves have settled, June Group’s entry emerged the best among the bunch.
There are plant stalls which sells orchids and ornamental plants. If you hurry up and visit, you can view the winners, acquire unique and beautiful plants and even participate in an ongoing photo contest by voting for your favorite waling-waling photo.
Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines held their Cactus Fiesta Fair at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden) from May 5 to 7 and the winners of the best in booth was announced during the last day of the show.
Mr. Noel ” Botchie ” Canicula and Mr. Jayvee Agustin of Concrete Jungle
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Pia’s Garden specializes on pots and drip irrigation potteries .
Contact Person: Pia W. Santos -Mobile (0998-5542017 ) (0905-4451263)
There are at least 40 stalls selling different kind of cacti , succulents, pitcher plants, flowering plants, pots, fertilizers, indoor plants, tillandsia, roses among others.
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Cactus Fiesta Fair Winners
Winner of Best Cactus- Parodia schumanniana
Owner of Best Cactus : Ms. Ressie Paz Navarro
Winner of Best Succulent – Crested Graptoveria “Fred Ives”
Owner of Best Cactus : Ms. Ressie Paz Navarro
Winner of Best Booth (Fiesta Theme)
The Cactus Experiment by Mr. Ronald PaneloRonald Panelo
10:30 am – “Initiation to the Asclepiad Cult” Tips on Cultivation and Propagation of Stapeliads Resource Speaker: Mr. Nonoy Sionosa: 2:00 pm – “SOS – Save our Succulents” A Lecture on Basic Care and Nutrition of Succulents including Common Pests and Diseases Resource Speaker: Mr. Ron Apostol.
May 6, 2017, 10:30am Lecture: Tips on Cultivation and Propagation of Stapeliads Resource Speaker: Mr. Nonoy Sionosa.
Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines in partnership with Quezon City government and Quezon Memorial Circle administration will host a trade fair and exhibit called ” Cactus Fiesta Fair 2017” at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak or Flower Garden within Quezon Memorial Circle facing East Avenue side.
This will be held on May 5, 6, and 7, 2017 . Aside from lectures/ talks on various cacti and succulents topics, there will also be a trade fair and exhibit.
There are no entrance fees and the public is invited to join the fair. The fair opens from 8:00am until 6:00 pm .
For those interested with the activities , there is an active FB page :