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Cactus Fiesta Fair 2017

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 9:00am until 6:00 pm .

For those interested with the activities , there is an active FB page :

Contact Person: Ms. Amy Lastimosa (Secretary) – Cactus & Succulent Society of the Philippines

Mobile 0905 356 5353

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 .

Cactus Craze Plant Show 2016

 

Cactus and Succulent  Society of the Philippines in partnership with Quezon Cityhall , Del Monte Philippines presents to the general public Cactus Craze Plant Show 2016 with the theme”  Succulents in the Tropical World schedule from April 28 to May 10, 2016 at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City .

Aside from exhibits, there will be schedule of lectures and seminars for the gardening public . There will also be plant bazaars .

 

Contact Persons:

Ms. Amy Lastimosa -+63 ( 0905-3565353 )

Ms. Norma K. Villanueva -+63 ( 0928-5042410)

The Festival of Cactus , Bonsai and Ikenobo 2014

poster of the event

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines, Bonsai and Suiseki Alliance of the Philippines Incorporated, Ikebono Association of the Philippines Incorporated in cooperation with the Quezon City government presents to the public the 2014 show.

The event will be held from November 13 to November 23, 2014 at the amphitheater area, within Quezon Memorial Circle. The show also coincide with the 75th  founding anniversary  of the city.

Overall chairperson of the show  is Ms. Dorie S. Bernabe with Ms. Letty Ligon as co-chair.

Aside from the regular exhibits and competition , there will be a flea market bazaar area, where one can buy plants and materials.

Interesting Orchid and Ornamental Landscape Display at the 68th Annual Orchid Show

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

Malvarosa Orchids and Ornamental Plant

This orchid landscape exhibit showcased a lot of cattleya hybrids from the farm of Dr. Hernando B. Perez of Batangas .

Dendrobium farmeri

Website:http://www.orchidspecies.com/dendrobiumfarmerii.htm

Aside from hybrids , He had several cattleya species imported from Central and South America. Atty. Hernando Perez also have some Dendrobium species from neighboring Southeast Asian countries like Thailand , Vietnam and Malaysia

Ms. Delia Pionela ornamental landscape exhibit

Ms. Delia Pionela

Ms. Delia Pionela is an example of a plant entrepreneur from Quezon province. She started joining orchid and other plant shows as a part-time plant trader  for many years . In 2008, she opened a store at the defunct Manila Seedling Bank Foundation  ( since the closure 2013) .  She had relocated to the  Quezon Memorial Circle garden center facing PhilCOA side.

Professor Serapion Metilla

Landscape exhibit of Professor Serapion Metilla

Interesting vertical landscape garden and zen garden, with agave, euphorbias, sansevierra , psilotum nudum , fern and bromeliad

Farmlife Ornamental Enterprises

Farmlife Ornamental Enterprises exhibit was executed by Mr. Rommel Canas , He graduated from the Rizal Technological University System and had been working for Puentespina Orchid and Ornamental Plants .

He started to landscape corporate and pocket gardens several years ago .  Now he started his own plant and landscaping business .

Constel ‘s Nature Garden exhibit

Bonsai exhibit

The bonsai exhibit is from the personal collection of Mr. Manuel Lee and Mrs. Susan Lee . The couple are avid bonsai collectors for many years until they became members of the Philippine Orchid Society. This ornamental landscape booth also won ” Special Award”  .

Mr. Andres ” Jun ” Golamco , Mr. Jason Ong and Mr. Micheal Espeso exhibit

Ms. Jun Golamco ‘s  team exhibit had different pitcher plants ( nepenthes species) from the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia , bromeliad, ferns, tillandsias, anthuriums , native orchids and hybrids.

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines

Architect Bimbo Vergara- Is the man behind the eclectic landscape with European style bells, sticks , Tillandsia useniodes, variegated pineapples, sansevierras, cacti

Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

THIRD PLACE

The exhibit showcase a mixture of orchids, tillandsia, ornamental flowering irises, bromeliads and orchid hybrids

Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula

SECOND PLACE

The exhibit booth showcase, aroids, agalonemas, begonias, bromeliads, selaginella ferns, dracenas

FIRST PLACE ( Ornamental Landscape Exhibit)

Atty. Rodolfo Sanidad, Ms. Baby Alarcon and Don Eikel N. Ladores

E and R Orchids and Ornamental Plant

Different kinds of semi-terete vandas, Dendrobium hybrids , dracena and aglaonemas , ferns and bromeliads.

Dendrobium hybrids

Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion -Conde

THIRD PLACE

Ms. Vangie Go- Orchid Landscape exhibit

SECOND PLACE

Miss Vangie Go is an avid plant and orchid collector who had a 1 and 1/2 hectare farm in Cavite , She grow rare and different kind of plant that are sourced from different parts of the world.  Aside from collecting, She also breeds orchids and ornamental plants.

Mr. Manuel and Mrs. Susan Lee orchid landscape

FIRST PLACE

This orchid showcase landscape exhibit had several collection of native orchids and imported species from Thailand and Vietnam

Group photo L-R Mr. Manuel Lee , Mr. Kelvin Neil Manubay , Mrs. Susan Lee and Mr. Ruel Mendoza

Freestyle Flower Arrangement Winners

Atty. Rudy Sanidad- Third Place

Mett’s Plant Art-Second Place

Ms. Anna Ruth Purificacion-Conde- First Place

This live floral arrangement uses different kinds of tillandsia like Tillandsia ionantha , Tillandsia capitata, Tillandsia ” Cotton Candy ” a hybrid of Tillandsia stricta x recurvifolia and Tolumnia hybrids ( dancing ladies orchid )

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines ” Country Fair ” 2012

The Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines announces with pride the launching of the Tropical Garden at the Quezon Memorial Circle come October 2012, the foundation month celebration of the Quezon City government. In the same month, the Cactus Society will hold a grand fiesta entitled “QC Country Fair” with the theme “Have fun and learn at the QC Country Fair.”

poster of the event

The Tropical Garden is being landscaped by multi- awarded designers: Mr. Yuyung LaO, Mr. Fred Salud, Mr. Vic de Rona together with Mr. Rufino Manglicmot and Mr. Ram Oplas.

Vision
A tropical garden as a key tourist destination in Quezon City showcasing outstanding and beautifully landscaped gardens of cacti and succulents, Philippine native trees and other ornamentals at Quezon Memorial Circle.

Mission
A tropical botanical garden at the Quezon Memorial Circle as a venue for recreation, education, and horticultural events and exchanges building local and global linkages.

The Quezon City Country Fair in partnership with the Quezon City government and in cooperation with the Quezon Memorial Circle Administration under Mr. Tadeo Palma and Engr. Zaldy Dela Rosa will be host to the following:

Table Plant Exhibit and Competition
Xerographic Cacti and Succulents Show
Lectures on: Dragon Fruit as a Commercial Produce for Food
Agave as Wine
Aloe Vera for Commercial Use in Food and Health Products
Bees Cultivation
Organic Fertilizers as a Must Today
Pets and Exotic Animals Shows: Dog Show
Betta Fish Show
Exotic Animals from Ark Avalon Zoo

Barangay Livelihood Products Symposium that will showcase products from different barangays in Quezon City. Learning and entrepreneurial opportunities will be made available.

Schools around Quezon City are encouraged to participate in a Painting Contest with the theme “Have fun and learn at the QC Country Fair.”

Agricultural products by AANI, seeds and fertilizers, cacti and succulents and many ornamental including Philippine native trees and plants will be showcased.

This is a new and exciting plant show that has been diversified to give way to the clamor for something different. Come be a part! Text 09175635474 or call 9284169 Secretary Ms.  Norma K. Villanueva to volunteer by joining the committees.

Flora Filipina 2012 venue

Last January 28, 2012 saturday,  Philippine Orchid Society’s officers  had a special  meeting with commercial participants , bloggers , members and invited small group of people to view the location of the Flora Filipina expo site within the Quezon Memorial Circle facing Quezon City Hall.

entrance to the Hardin ng Mga Bulaklak

The place is called Hardin ng mga Bulaklak or simply called HB garden . This botanical garden was in collaboration with Philippine Horticultural Society and Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines which help in the landscaping and donating plants to the botanical center.

commemorative marker

Quezon City government is planning to have this place as a repository of various plants from all over the country and the world .

 cacti and succulent  garden marker

trellis with flowering vines

plastic greenhouse for cactus and succulents

wall  gardening with begonias , guzmania and bromeliads

Mussaenda ‘Doña Aurora’

spathoglottis plicata

map of Flora Filipina 2012 exhibits and commercial booths