Big Winners of the 68th Mid-Year Philippine Orchid Society’s Landscaping Competition

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak, Quezon Memorial Circle , Quezon City , Philippines

Professor Juan T. Lim

Professor Juan T. Lim had one of the most massive exhibits during the show. He won the ” BEST Bonsai of the Show”  An Agoho tree which is over 20-years old .

bonsai exhibit

Japanese eclectic design with matching tropical plants and bonsai

In the 68th Mid-Year Orchid and Pet show within Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden)  Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City . There are over a dozen landscape divided into 2 categories. Orchid and Ornamental Landscape category.

Constel Nature Garden

The landscape is a Japanese minimalist -inspired landscape exhibit of Constel’s Nature Garden located in Fairview , Quezon City . The landscape had several bonsai materials and one of the main exhibit is the tamarind bonsai with fruits !

Cactus and Bromeliads

Several varieties of sansevierias, bromeliads , tillandsias , agaves and succulents were showcased in this landscape exhibit  . The rocks , boulders are man-made and made of concrete with wires. It is a trend by some landscapers to use artificial stones , rock formation  in their landscape in order to save time and hauling costs.

combination of tropical flowering plants and variegated scheffleras

Cactus and Succulents Society of the Philippines –THIRD PLACE

Executed and designed by Architect Bimbo Vergara, This landscape exhibit won 3rdplace in the ornamental landscape exhibit . The 1st , 2nd and 3rd place winners of cactus and succulent plants were also part of the exhibit

Bromeliads- SECOND PLACE

This exhibits showed the different types of bromeliads , alcantarea and ordinary flowering plants . The three alcantarea varieties won 1st , 2nd and 3rd place in the ornamental plant competition.

bonsai exhibit- FIRST Place

This bonsai exhibit were from the collection of Mr. Manuel and Susan Lee

Orchid Landscape Exhibits

Dr. Hernando B. Perez pose at his landscape exhibit

Malvarosa Orchids and Ornamental Farm is located in Malvar , Batangas . Dr. Hernando B. Perez is one of the few Filipinos who are breeders of cattleyas and other orchid varieties . He started growing and propagating orchids since in early 1970’s and started joining orchid and garden show since in early 1980’s .

Mr. Manuel Lee and Susan Lee orchid landscape

The husband and wife team had 2 landscape entered in the competition. The first one was the bonsai exhibit and the second exhibit is the orchid landscape exhibit. The exhibit shows different types of orchid genera which includes Vandas, Mokara, Kagawaras, Oncidiums, Dendrobiums, Cattleyas, Vanda sanderiana

Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde orchid landscape exhibit  THIRD PLACE

Dendrochilum latisepalum var. macranthum

Using some old window panels , water feature and cement pots as additional accents . They also have a specimen Dendrochilum latisepalum var. macranthum

specimen orchid with hundreds of flowers

These  types of orchid species are very popular in Europe and in the United States of America as potted plants . They commonly referred too as “rice orchids” because of their flowers resemble the stalks of the rice . The flowers seems to attract small insects such as flies and mosquitoes because of their pungent smell. This specimen orchids with hundreds of flowers won 2nd place .

Ms. Vangie Go -Waling -waling orchid exhibit



The big winner of of the 68th Mid-Year orchid landscape exhibit competition goes to the tandem of Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion -Conde . The landscape exhibit combines the colorful hybrids and native orchid species in the landscape .  At the upper right side of the exhibit ,  A specimen sized Dendrobium aphyllum was added . The bright green leaves of this deciduous orchid species add beauty to the overall landscape.

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