LOVE is Green at Hortikultura Extravaganza 2016

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

members , board of directors and guests

It was a bit overcast with some dizzle around past 3:00pm at the show site. Everybody is quite on celebratory mood as the Philippine Horticultural Society marks their 40th anniversary or RUBY anniversary .

l-r Ambassador Preciosa Soliven, Dr. Romeo Gutierrez , Mr. Boyet Ganigan , Mrs. Adoracion S. Bernabe, Vice-Mayor Joy Belmonte , Mr. Joselito Campos Jr. , Engineer Zaldy dela Rosa

Special guests of honor includes Engineer Zaldy dela Rosa– Quezon City Memorial Circle management , Vice-Mayor Maria Josefina ” Joy” Belmonte -Alimurong , Quezon City tourism office , Mr. Joselito ” Butch ” Campos Jr. of Del Monte Philippines, Ambassador Preciosa Soliven , Congressman Mark Villar ,Dra. Elenita Binay among others.


The mood was festive and formal with members wearing Filipiniana outfit that best describe the region or place that they lived.

Across the commercial booth, EDSA Garden House gave free ashitaba sorbet to the visitors .


 Los Baños Horticultural Society board members 

 Los Baños Horticultural Society led by Ms. Marina Catipon their board of directors and members also came despite the heavy traffic from SLEX .

l-r Architect Butch Duque, Mr. Joselito ” Butch ” Campos Jr. ( Honorary chairman -Hortikultura Extravaganza 2016) Dr. Ella L. Gutierrez, Ms. Joyce Kato , Mr. Boyet Ganigan and Mr. Emmanuel Santos


This is a 12-day event which members and the public can participate . There will be daily lectures and seminars, trade fair, street dancing parade from different public schools in Quezon City, on-the spot painting contest , freestyle flower arrangement , pet show, floats , plant competition and plant bazaar.

Dr. Elenita Binay and Dr. Mendoza of Bustos , Bulacan

Mr. Mark A. Villar -Congressman of Las Pinas City

Hon. Mark A. Villar ( committee on trade and industry ) represented his mother Senator Cynthia Villar at the event. He said that the horticulture industry is creating a lot of job opportunities .

Late afternoon snacks were provided by Ms. Baby de Leon -resident caterer

The event also have live band with Ms. Gail Blanco ( Pinoy Idol ) and Mark Laygo .

Fireworks display were provided by Binondo Fireworks Firecracker Lovers Organization .






Celebrities and activities during the 67th annual orchid and garden show

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

Mr. Sandro Hermoso -PTV channel 4 Morning show ” GOOD Morning BOSS ” host interviewed his guest

I have went to the orchid and garden show several times ,  first is  to conduct a guided tour among fellow bloggers/ writers/ media  last March 2.  Then I went there on March 8 , March 9 and March 10  to attend the lecture series .  I have some important guests which went to buy some orchids and herbs just before the end of the show. Being a lifetime member of the society , Members of the organization  have some discounts  from their purchases, aside from the FREE entrance and other Exclusive perks .

group photo opportunity by the hosts of People’s Television Network channel 4 morning show

Media Mileage

 Orchid shows  receives good media mileage  from all forms of media , print, radio, newspapers, television stations and even other forms of social media like bloggers ,  thru Facebook or Multiply account users. Special mention to Manila Bulletin which is the official newspaper partner of the orchid show.

morning show hosts of PTV channel 4 together with their hosts and guests

Dr. Elenita Binay is an honorary member of the Philippine Orchid Society together with Ms. Evangeline ” Vangie ” Go and Ms.  Dhory Fadriquela ( Allied Botanical Corporation )

Celebrity Lecturers:

Ms. Evangeline Go together with Ms. Jenny F. Rivera ( POS Secretariat ) raffled-off  $100 to the participants of her lecture.

Ms. Evangeline Go lecture is always jam-packed . one of the participant of the lecture said  ” Kahit saang oras mo ilagay ang lecture ni Ms. Vangie ay para kang nasa primetime ” .  I must certainly agree with her statement . There is never a dull moment in Ms. Go lecture!

Dr. Hernando Perez gave interesting topics about Cattleyas and his hybridization techniques

Dr. Hernando B. Perez is the current president of University of Batangas and an active board member of the Philippine Orchid Society  .  He had been growing Cattleyas for almost 40 years . He also breeds several orchid hybrids and registered them with the Royal Horticultural Society of London . Some of which had received awards during orchid show both here and abroad.

University of Batangas:

Product Launching and Endorsement

product demonstration on Fast Juicer

Dr. Richard  S. Abendan director of Atformic and Dr. Hernando Perez

Siam Early Grow with Vitamin B1 plus

This is one of the latest liquid plant hormone and nutrient developed and distributed in the Philippines. This plant hormone can be use for newly acquired orchid cuttings such as vanda , cattelyas and dendrobium. This is also good for ornamental plants and even fruit trees.

Siam Fertilizers – This is one of the most popular brands of fertilizers in the Philippines  dominating the market for several decades. In fact,  some of my aunts who grow orchids , ornamental plants were already using them since the mid 1980’s .  Siam fertilizer is distributed in all leading hardware outlets like ACE  Hardware, Puregold, Manila Seedling Bank -EDSA Garden House, Ramgo International and Filipinas Agri- Planters Supply in Cubao .

For those interested to become dealers or resellers of the Siam Fertilizer and other products please contact : Dr. Richard S. Abendan -director ( Atformic) 17 Wayan Street , Masambong , Quezon City Telefax (+632) 365-30-42

Website links:

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