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.


3rd Philippine International Flora and Fauna Green Living Expo 2010

The organizers  would like to welcome you to the 3rd Philippine International Flora and Fauna Green Living Expo (PIFGEX 3) with the theme “Gifts of Nature” to be held on July 22-25, 2010 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

PIFGEX 2010 poster

We endeavor to bring together and educate people about the Philippine’s natural beauty, its rich yet fragile biodiversity, its endearing culture and also, its unique products.

PIFGEX is the first event that has brought together both government and private industry. It is one of the major projects that RPN Flora and Fauna Inc. organizes annually.

year’s event gave an opportunity for companies, government and private groups to exhibit their products and ideas to the greater public and to special targeted groups. In past shows we have offered exhibitors a chance to talk and make presentations about their products, ideas or services. We also have special interest areas set aside such as live animal displays and provide some exhibitors a display area in the front of the venue as a secondary showcase area. This has been a very successful format allowing exhibitors to introduce new and current products in the market place. Our media partners like Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business Mirror and Business World has also extended their help and support by way of reaching our intended audience.

The exposition will also be attended by representative exhibitors from different regions of the Philippines. The participation and great contributions of these regions, through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), helps to accentuate the issue of environmental awareness, as well as share visuals and informations about their place and their industries.

It is  a collaboration of major and developing companies, NGO’s and the government sector to elevate public awareness about what we have to offer, and how our companies and groups are doing their part in the urgent call to revive our land and our planet and in caring for our country’s resources. Together we can make this a crusade and our personal commitment to our country and the environment. Recent calamities have shown we need to take a more proactive role in environmental protection wherein each individual can play their part. Education is an important part of this process and PIFGEX is the only trade show that addresses this important concern.

RPN Flora and Fauna Inc. will continue to improve and innovate in future shows giving exhibitors a chance to discuss and introduce new products and ideas that could contribute to the greening of our country, and reduce industrial and consumer wastes.

Proceeds from the event will be used to fund all expeditions that RPN Flora and Fauna Inc. has been organizing for the research, survey, documentation and eventually, the creation of books that will showcase the flora and fauna of the Philippines from the Batanes group of islands up to the island of Tawi-Tawi.  Let us all become a part of this urgent and worthwhile project that is of great help in upbringing further interest to study and preserve our wildlife and our country as a whole.

Should you need more information, please call Mr. Delmer Rivera at (02) 534 9826 or 0905 3538487 or email him at //

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We have attached an application form for you to fill up, should you wish to exhibit again in PIFGEX .

Department of Education Culture and Sports issued a DepED Advisory no . 6 series 2010 dated January 11, 2010  endorsing the event to all public and private academic institution all over the country to come and visit the event.

Articles from : PIFGEX 2010 website

Events Highlight:

CHED- This institution highly endorses this event for college and universities from all over the country. The event will draw livelihood seminars, educational information from academe , industry and practitioners .

Department Of Environment and Natural Resources – This government institution will have an exhibit and a special conference will be attended by top DENR officials.

Partner Exhibitors:
AANI – One of the largest Agriculture,Aqua -Fisheries , Environmental , Organic, Educational , Inventor  organizations  will proudly showcase their products, services and new technologies in the event.

BIOMOD- is a computer platform for ensemble forecasting of species distributions, enabling the treatment of a range of methodological uncertainties in models and the examination of species-environment relationships.

Filipinas Stamp Collectors’ Club – One of the most dynamic stamp societies in the Philippines which popularized the FREE Postal Heritage Walking Tours around the city with the use of stamps as a guide will exhibit rare and endemic Flora and Fauna on stamps. A lecture series by Mr. Lawrence Chan (VP) on July 22 and 23, 2010 will also focus on how to start collecting stamps on thematic like flora and fauna on stamps.

Filipino Inventors Society – Will showcase distinctive and unique Philippine made inventions that are truly world class .

Flower Club Philippines- with modern and stylized art of flower arrangement , These group of young creative designers raises flower arrangement into an unique blend of modern and contemporary design fit for modern lifestyles.

Planet Earth T-shirt – Export oriented t-shirt company . These wonderfully crafted t-shirt are pioneer in environmental designs such as animal motifs , flora and glow in the dark shirt.

Earth Institute, Asia – This international research and development institute provide environmental advocate and educating the public through mass media critical issues like Climate Change, Environmental degradation among others .

Bayer Health Care- One of the leading companies in the world will provide interesting product demonstrations and innovative product lines for health and environment .

Klub Natur – will exhibit unique environmental photography and landscape settings.

Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office- This organization will provide selected indigent communities a livelihood opportunities in turning waste products into profitable fashion items such as recycled bags, recycled newspaper , fashion accessories, gift items among others.

Pepsi Philippines- One of the world’s most famous beverage company will sponsor the outdoor tents and product sampling during the show.

Mister cool – Philippines largest outdoor cooling de-humidifier equipment .

Rizal Technological University – One of the largest technical , tertiary universities in the country will display and showcase its mushroom and urban gardening modules.

Field Trips from various schools, colleges and universities from all over the country and the world .

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