67th Annual Philippine Orchid Society- winners of the Landscape exhibit

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden ) Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City -Philippines

Dr. Eduardo Quisumbing -father of Philippine Botany and founder of the Philippine Orchid Society

Landscaping competition had always been part of the orchid and garden shows since its inception in 1946 by Dr. Eduardo Quisumbing .  Unlike other Asian countries which  held their orchid shows inside malls, convention centers or enclosed stadium ( maybe due to their climate conditions) The Philippine Orchid Society continues the orchid show tradition by holding the event in an outdoor setting .

(Photo courtesy of Arkitekturang Filipino). With the impending SM management control  of the current  Philam Life Building and Theater compound ,  I hope that they should retain the lush gardens of the famed place.

Malvarosa Orchid and Ornamental Exhibit during the 64th Annual orchid and Garden Show held at the Manila Seedling Bank  Greenhouse #2  held from February 25 to March 8, 2010

Since orchid shows venues  are not permanent ,   Orchid shows  had to move into several locations for the past 67 years.  Among the previous venues were Victoria Garden renamed  Aurora Garden in Intramuros , Wallace Field ( Luneta ) , Manila Zoo, Nayong Filipino .

L-R Mrs. Martha Rivilla,¬† Mrs. Mariquet Lopez ( wife of the Vice President of the Philippines Hon. Fernando Lopez ) , Dr. Eduardo Quisumbing and Mr. Johnny Escobar -Opening of the Orchid show at the PhilamLife Building Garden circa late 1960’s

PhilamLife Garden in United Nations Avenue , Greenhills , SM Makati near Hotel Dusit Nikko , Magallanes Drive- Makati , Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife , Folks Arts Theater ( 50th anniversary in 1996) , ruins of San Ignacio Church in Intramuros ( Flora Filipina 2006 ) ,  Manila Seedling Bank greenhouse, Quezon City hall lagoon area and now at the Quezon Memorial Circle ( Hardin ng Bulaklak ) area.

Architect Bimbo Vergara and Atty. Cipriano Mercado on February 27, 2013  during the construction phase. 

Architect Bimbo Vergara ornamental landscape exhibit

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines executed by Architect Bimbo Vergara, Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie ” Canicula and Atty. Cirpriano Mercado

Orchid landscape exhibit of Ms. Erly Egargue and Ms. Lorna Latorre

vertical garden landscape exhibit with mini pond of Professor Serapion Metilla  ( METTS Plant Arts and Supplies )

University of the Philippines- student of landscape architecture exhibit with Professor Serapion Metilla’s vertical landscape complement each other

Malvarosa Orchids and Ornamental landscape exhibit

semi-terete Vanda Josephine Van Brero hybrids were mounted on driftwood.  Malvarosa Orchids and Ornamental Farm located in Malvar, Batangas also specializes in growing and selling this type of orchid varieties. Backyard growers would prefer growing this type of orchid hybrids in their garden landscape since they are hardy and can withstand full sun conditions ( when established ) flowers can last from 3 weeks up to 4 weeks in perfect conditions.

Professor Elias Banquillo and Mr. Rod Pagcatipunan, members of the Philippine Orchid Society admire the huge Grammatophyllum multiflorum  with at least 1,000 flowers !

orchid landscape of Malvarosa Orchid

However quite a number of the flowers are already pollinated by carpenter bees .¬† One visitor said ” Sayang hindi naka-abot sa judging , kundi baka nanalo ito ng ” Best Orchid¬† ” or ” Best Cultured Orchid ” sa show” .

Delia’s Native Orchids and Plant landscape used old Capiz window panels , old glass windows and adobe blocks .

Third Place : Corazon Purificacion and Ana Ruth Purificacion -Conde orchid landscape exhibit

Second Place: Corazon Purificacion and Ana Ruth Purificacion РConde orchid landscape exhibit 

First Place : Ms. Evangeline ” Vangie” Go¬† ( won back to back title ) Best Ornamental landscape exhibit and Best Orchid landscape exhibit

Mr. Kelvin Niel Manubay , Ms. Evangeline ” Vangie” Go and Mayor Ramon ” Mon” Ilagan of Cainta

Source: page 3 and page 6  Philippine Orchid Review magazine volume 14 1&2 60th anniversary issue

Please Try to visit the other links of the 67th annual orchid and garden show highlights:

 First Part: https://renz15.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/highlights-of-the-67th-annual-orchid-and-garden-show/

Second Part : https://renz15.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/highlights-of-the-67th-philippine-orchid-society-annual-orchid-and-garden-show/

Third Part : https://renz15.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/67th-annual-philippine-orchid-society-show-winners/d-and-garden-show/

Highlights of the 67th Philippine Orchid Society Annual Orchid and Garden Show part 2

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden ) Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City – Philippines

Before presenting the set of winners , I must commend University of the Philippines -College of Architecture  for allowing their students to participate in an actual landscaping exhibit.

University of the Philippines РDiliman  landscape architecture students

Although they may not be the best nor the most colorful , I think exposing the students in this kind of exhibition will allow them chance to see and work on an actual landscaping project.  Some of them take time finishing the project laboring  from late afternoon of February 27  to early morning of February 28 . According to some of them , they do not have the money to purchase plants and accessories and most of them would borrow from other members  . I inquisitively gave them some tips on  landscaping and even how an orchid show is being held.

Here are the list of the major winners of the 67th annual orchid and garden show.

Ornamental Landscape Exhibit

Third Place – Ornamental Landscape exhibit by : Noel Vincent ” Botchie ” Canicula

Botchie as fondly called by members and friends in the plant societies . He started joining landscape exhibition and competition  since 2007 . He is an active member of the Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines before joining Philippine Orchid Society  .  He is also a board member of the Philippine Horticultural Society .

If i can remember this is not his first time winning a landscape exhibit in the Philippine Orchid Society competition. He won 2nd place ( Ornamental landscape exhibit )  in the 62nd Mid-Year Orchid and Garden Show held at the Quezon City hall grounds from August 28 to September 8, 2008 .

Second  Place РOrnamental Landscape exhibit by : Lugar La Huerta РMr. Vic de Rona

Mr. Vic De Rona is the proprietor of Lugar La Huerta located in Manila Seedling Bank  according to him growing bonsai into perfection started as his hobby .  Now he is one of the most in demand bonsai experts and had participated in various bonsai shows , orchid shows ,  horticulture shows .

crowd admiring the Penjing  or Penzai Bonsai Landscape of Mr. Vic de Rona complete with miniature people made from ceramics.

water and land Penjing (shuihan penjing): This style of penjing effectively combines the first two, including miniature trees and optionally miniature figures and structures to portray a landscape in detail.

First Place – Ornamental Landscape exhibit by : Ms. Vangie Go

This landscape exhibit got ribbon, Php 10,000 cash and glass trophy

Mr. Kelvin Niel Manubay , Ms. Vangie Go and Mayor Ramon Ilagan pose for a souvenir shot taken at the award winning landscape exhibit

Orchid Flower Arrangement Competition ( members of the Floral Designers’ Circle of the Philippines )

Third Place : Mr. Edgar Martin Littaua

Mr. Edgar Martin Littaua or more popularly called “Egay ” to his friends , He is a production designer, art director, florists and set director . He worked with big television networks like ABS-CBN channel 2, TV channel 5 and GMA channel 7.

Second Place : Ms. Miles Hilario

Ms. Hilario is an eventologist, caterer, fashion designer, floral designer  and beauty consultant. She teaches all kinds of floral arts and crafts on hands-on group lessons or individual tutorials (by schedule). Her flower-shop-cum-boutique-and-beauty-salon Miracle Flowers and Avante Garde Salon is located at Barangay Cooperative Bldg. cor. Esteban Abada, Loyola Heights, Q.C. Tel. nos. 4261007, 4363336, CP # 09176273038 and Florera Flower Shop, 79 Sta.Rita, Guiguinto, Bulacan.

First Place : Ms. Dhory S. Alvendia

This Floral arrangement executed by Ms. Dhory S. Alvendia use  living  flowering orchids like Oncidium Josephine makes her orchid flower arrangement display more interesting .  Living orchid plant with  flowers last longer compared to cut flowers, She can  plant the orchids in her backyard after the flower wither . After few months,  the same orchid plant can reward her with nice blooms .

Ms. Dhory S. Alvendia is a proud winner of ” Best Oncidium of the Show” and Best Floral Arrangement

Ms. Susan Gonzales floral arrangement won two award

Ms. Susan Gonzales used  Mokara Sally Leuenberger and Oncidium orchid hybrid .  She used sawdust , native jars , bamboo tray and a wrought iron stand for the Mokara orchid  . The trend now a days is to use living flowering orchids as a centerpiece.

Mokara Sally Uy- Leuenberger is a Mokara hybrid ideal for cut flower

Note : All pictures taken are by the author , for those who wanted to use the pictures and articles please try to link the page and credit the owner.

More articles about the orchid show winners .

Please try to visit the First Part : https://renz15.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/highlights-of-the-67th-annual-orchid-and-garden-show/

Third Part : https://renz15.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/67th-annual-philippine-orchid-society-show-winners/

Highlights of the 67th Annual Philippine Orchid Society – Orchid and Garden Show

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak, ( Flower Garden ) -Quezon Memorial Circle , Quezon City – Philippines

Quezon Memorial Circle monument served as a wonderful backdrop

It was a sunny afternoon  at the Hardin ng Bulaklak ( Flower Garden )  show site . The judges are still very busy with their final deliberation of the winners . I quickly took the opportunity to take some pictures  of the orchid and plants which was entered in the competition the night before ( February 27, 2013) .

L-R front row Ms. Vangie Go , Mayor Ramon Ilagan of Cainta , Mr.Aldrin Cu√Īa Chief of Staff¬† – representing¬† Mayor¬† Herbert Bautista of Quezon City¬† and¬† Mr. Kelvin Neil Manubay

Professor Elias Banquillo and Mrs. Anita Are -members of the Philippine Orchid Society posed at the winning landscape exhibit of Ms. Evangeline¬† “Vangie ” Go

Other special guest includes media personalities, Philippine Orchid Society members , government officials of Quezon City , Manila and  Cainta .  It was like a mini gathering of those people who have the same passion and hobby in life Рplant and orchid growing !

Philippine Orchid Society members

students of Architecture РUniversity of the Philippines РDiliman and other affiliated garden societies like Philippine Horticultural Society , Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines,  Alabang Garden Club, Makati Garden Club , Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society Incorporated and among others.

L-R Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde, Mayor Ramon Ilagan , Mr. Kelvin Neil Manubay , Ms. Evangeline ” Vangie” Go and Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula .

Ms. Vangie Go-President of the Philippine Orchid Society address the crowd and introduced the special guest of honor

Architect Bimbo Vergara in his landscape exhibit with Euanthe sanderiana paintings which served as backdrop

Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula received a glass medal for Third Place ” Best in Ornamental Landscape” exhibit

Mayor Ramon ” Mon ” Ilagan invited the Philippine Orchid Society to conduct the show in his municipality and even asked the audience if there are residents in Cainta area. Much to his surprise that there are some who raised their hands and told him their exact addresses.¬† After the awarding ceremony , Mayor Ramon Ilagan and Mr.Aldrin Cu√Īa- Chief of Staff (representing¬† Mayor Herbert Bautista ) received live orchid plants with flowers courtesy of the Philippine Orchid Society¬† as a token of appreciation .

After all the pomp and pageantry of the orchid society , sumptuous early evening cocktail was serve by Ms. Baby De Leon -resident caterer of the society .

Here is a link for the second part :https://renz15.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/highlights-of-the-67th-philippine-orchid-society-annual-orchid-and-garden-show/

67th Annual Philippine Orchid Society -Orchid and Garden Show

67th Annual Philippine Orchid Society Orchid and Garden show poster

The Philippine Orchid Society’s 67th Annual Orchid and Garden Show be held from February 28 to March 11, 2013. The show is in cooperation with Quezon City government , Quezon Memorial Circle with media partners Manila Bulletin , Agriculture magazine , Philippine Star , Philippine Daily Inquirer and PTV channel 4 .
Venue: Hardin ng mga Bulaklak, Quezon Memorial Circle ,¬† Quezon City near Max’s / Serye Restaurant .
This is the first of the two orchid shows that the Philippine Orchid Society will be hosting for 2013 , World-renown orchid Dendrobium anosmum aka locally known as “sanggumay ” , Phalaenopsis and other native orchids which bloom during this time of the year are exhibited.
poster of the lecture series

Other highlights of this event is the orchid and ornamental landscape competition , individual orchid and ornamental plant competition. flower arrangement competition , daily lectures and seminars are being conducted by the industry top experts , practitioners and academe .

school and university educational field trips and special guided tours upon special appointments and arrangement can be secured .

For more information try to contact : Ms. Jenny Rivera ( 929-44-25) Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Mr. Lawrence Chan– lifetime member , orchid plant enthusiast , writer and blogger will conduct a guided tour for photographers , bloggers, writers and students on March 2, 2013 saturday from 8:30 am to past 12noon. details to follow .

( entrance fee based from last orchid show Php 30 pesos for general public and Php 20 pesos for student with valid ID’s , and senior citizen )

Note: Photography is allowed.

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