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Los Baños Horticulture Mid-Year 2016 Flower and Garden Show

Los Baños Horticulture Society in partnership with  the University of the Philippines – Los Baños , Department of Trade and Industry ( Laguna ) members of different garden clubs cordially invites the general public to the mid-year flower and garden show . This year’s theme is ” Garden Wedding ” . The venue of the show is at Senior Social Garden from October 7 to 16, 2016 from 8:00am to 6:00pm . There will be a minimal entrance fee of Php 20.00 for students and senior citizens with valid ID’s and Php 30.00 for the general public.

Seminars and Demonstration :
Oct. 8, 3pm “Flower Arrangements” By:Mr.Jay
Dequito of (Bulklakan ni Jay)
Oct. 15,3pm”CnS Wedding Giveaways” By: Ms.
Melorie Suiza of (Olies Garden)

Los Baños Horticultural Society 2016 Opening Highlights

Senior Social Hall , University of the Philippines , Los Baños , Laguna province -Philippines

Los Baños Horticultural Society in partnership with University of the Philippines- Los Baños , Department of Trade and Industry- Laguna , members , invited guests were at the Senior Social Hall at around past 3:00pm where a ribbon cutting ceremony was held.

officers , invited guests during the ribbon cutting ceremony

Mrs. Charita Puentespina

The guest of honor giving an inspirational talk to the guests and public.

landscape exhibit

different types of flowering and ornamental plants

most outstanding booth

This booth had an interesting bamboo trellis with nipa roof draped with colored white, pink , violet colored cloth.  The use of animal stone carvings like turtles and frogs highlighted the landscape .  There is also a pathway with gravel and adobe stone .

landscape with water feature

landscape exhibit

Mr. Delia Pionela landscape exhibit

Ms. Delia Pionela landscape exhibit won second place and best flowering plant .

Please try to visit Ms. Ann Valenzuela , Ms. Delia Pionela commercial stalls and other booth.

For those planning to come , the show runs from April 1 to 10, 2016 and there is a minimal entrance fees .  There are  also commercial stall sellers at the show.

Los Baños Horticultural Society Flower Show 2016

 

Los Baños Horticultural Society  with special participation  of Department of Trade and Industry ( DTI Laguna ) will be having their annual show scheduled from April 1 to 10, 2016 at the Senior Social Garden within University of the Philippines –Los Baños premises . There will be several exciting exhibits featuring flowering annuals, orchids and ornamental plants will be featured .

There will also be a trade show in which buyers of plants and native handicrafts can buy items during the 10 day event.

There will be a minimal entrance fee at the show.

Los Baños Horticultural Show 2015 Highlights

 Senior Social Hall ,University of the Philippines -Los Baños, Laguna province

Mr. Vicente Chin Jr. together with members and invited guests at the ribbon cutting ceremony held yesterday at the senior social hall ( Photo credit: Mr. Vicente Chin Jr.)

Los Baños Horticultural Society in cooperation with Department of Trade and Industry- ( Laguna) , University of the Philippines- Los Baños is hosting the plant, orchid, trade fair and talks with this year’s theme : ” Green Gifts for Christmas“. 

Christmas themed landscape exhibits greeted the visitors to the garden show ( photo courtesy of Ms. Ann Valenzuela )

flowering orchids in white baskets and other ornamental plants such as bromeliads and ti-plants are incorporated in this landscape exhibit

The show gives an eye opener on beautiful plants that can be given this yuletide season. The show opened yesterday with a ribbon cutting ceremony that highlighted several months of preparation by the LBHS members and participants. Each exhibit is also illuminated by Christmas lights .

Aside from landscape exhibits , there are also individual plant competition were owners of the plant vie for several awards .

There will also be booths sponsored by Department of Trade and Industry selling native handicrafts , sweets and food from Laguna area.

huperzia ferns, aglaonemas , anthuriums and bromeliads

well-known plant connoisseurs, collectors , farm owners and traders are also selling their prized collections from rare ferns, aglaonemas, orchids , hoyas and native plants.

For those looking for outstanding and rare plants like hoyas -you can try to visit the booth of Ms. Ann Valenzuela at the show.

 Dendrobium aphyllum ( fairy sanggumays ) variegated bamboos , flowering anthuriums and Platycerium coronarium , artificial stones and garden set were part of the garden landscape display

landscape exhibit with plastic parols ( Christmas lantern) 

There will be a minimal entrance fees of Php 20 for the general public and Php 15 for students and senior citizens with valid ID’s . The show is open to the public from October 9 to 18 at the Senior Social Hall within University of the Philippines –Los Baños, Laguna from 8:00am until 6:00pm

Note: I would like to ” Thank” Mr. Vicente Chin Jr. and Ms. Ann Valenzuela for the photos

Commute Tips:

For those planning to come to the show, There are bus stations in Quezon City ( HM transit in Cubao ) with Santa Cruz -Laguna signage and  Green Star ( Senator Gil Puyat ) in Pasay City near Arellano University also near bus terminal of JAM Transit and Tritran (buses going to Batangas). plying the LRT/Taft to Sta. Cruz route.

Kindly tell the conductor of the bus that you will go down at Los Banos (UPLB, Olivarez Plaza,College), and  take a jeepney ride with UP College ( minimum fare Php 7.50) Senior Social Hall

Cubao area- around Php 120 to Php 125 ( air-condition)

Since i usually take – Green Star line from Pasay – transportation cost of around Php 90 to Php 100 ( air-condition)

Travel time from Pasay to Olivarez Plaza , Laguna can take between 1/1/2 hours on early morning to more than 2 hours or more during rush hour. Choke points are Makati area, SLEX and Calamba .

I suggest to leave Metro Manila before 6:00am in order to avoid the morning rush hour or after rush hour past 9:00am .

 

Los Baños Horticultural Society 2015 Show

Los Baños Horticultural Society in cooperation with Department of Trade and Industry  (LBHS) Laguna will hold its October Flower and Garden Show from October 9 – 18, 2015 at the University of the Philippines Los Banos Senior’s Social Garden.

Aside from ornamental plants, various commodities from the members of DTI Laguna will be available during the said event. Garden Show starts at 8am – 6pm.

Entrance fee is Php 20 general public and Php 15 for students and senior citizens with valid ID’s.

Flora Filipina 2015 : Exciting Cultural and Flower Display Opening Highlights

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

guests of honor ( ribbon cutting ceremony )

The Philippine Orchid Society in partnership with Quezon City government  , Quezon Memorial Circle , Department of Tourism , Department of Agriculture , Del Monte-Philippines, KFC , Allied Botanical Corporation , Ramgo International , Philippine Bonsai Society and major garden clubs in different parts of the country opened the 4th Flora Filipina Exposition 2015 at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( HB Flower Garden ) .

Ms. Charry Valencia and Ms. Candice Chua -Ong ( Ramgo International )

Ramgo International Seeds and Fertilizer Company is one of the key industry players . Aside from quality vegetable and flowering annuals seeds , fertilizers brands like Nutricote , Siam , Hormex . The company also sells quality plastic pots and gardening tools.

Website: http://ramgoseeds.com/

It was past 4:00pm when the special guests of honor arrived at the site.

Mrs. Irma Potenciano , Mrs. Remedios Rodis-Santelices and Mr. Antonio Padilla

Allied Botanical Corporation sales and marketing and Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula

Ms. Eleonor Lim ,  Dr. Olivia Sanchez , Mr. Reynaldo Lucas

Mr. Reynaldo Lucas is a long time member of the organization. He collects native orchids and was part of the orchid judging committee several years ago

Ms. Evangeline ” Vangie ” Go

Allied Botanical Corporation landscape exhibit

Allied Botanical Corporation or simply called ABC , They are the local distributor of Peter’s fertilizer , vegetable , ornamental flowering seeds producer .

sunflowers, lettuce , marigold, watermelon , herbs, vegetables,  bell peppers , tomatoes , zinnas, sorghum , celosia  among others were incorporated to be a part of the landscape .

fruits and vegetables

A growing trend all over the world is to have edible plants such as vegetables, fruits , herbs and their companion flowering plants ( which drives away pests like insects or attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies  )

They are group together to add more color to the landscape and at the same time serves as food for the community. The predominant color is yellow – The arrival of the summer ( hot season in the Philippines ) is just around the corner.

nipa hut inspired landscape exhibit

Another simple yet reflective of Philippine culture is the ” Bahay Kubo ” or Nipa Hut . Typical scene that capture the rural setting with lots of ornamental flowering plants like bougainvillaeas, orchids , bromeliads  ,  bonsai on display.

completing the accents were pebbles, adobe stones , old jars

Mr. Noel Vincent Canicula

Dr. Olivia Sanchez

Dr. Olivia Sanchez booth had a mix array of flowering orchids, gerberas , ferns, bromeliads, anthuriums, tillandsia and old railroad logs.

Ms. Becky Buenaventura and Architect Bimbo Vergara

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines landscape exhibit which consists of wood panels , native handicrafts, old wooden poles and other accents. Take a peek to the collection of natural stones neatly arranged in a wooden rack.

guests marvel at the bonsai collection of Professor  Juan T. Lim

bonsai collection

The best bonsai of Flora Filipina 2015 was from the collection of Professor Juan Lim

He was again awarded ” BEST Bonsai ” for Flora Filipina 2015

Link to my previous article : https://renz15.wordpress.com/2014/09/05/big-winners-of-the-68th-mid-year-philippine-orchid-societys-landscaping-competition/

He is also quite lucky for choosing the same spot – Just like the mid-year show last year .

Philippine Bonsai Society Incorporated  exhibit

Philippine Bonsai Society , Inc. had  the tallest structure at the Flora Filipina  2015 event. The only downside of the structure is that people who wanted to take photos and see the bonsai on display will have to look -up.

Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula

NVC Garden

crowd

There were about 170 to 200 people representing different garden clubs , organizations , international guests, foreign tourists, government officials during the opening day ceremonies.

Vice Mayor- Maria Josefina Belmonte-Alimurong

Quezon City ‘s – Vice Mayor Maria Josefina Belmote-Alimurong personally welcomed everyone at the event.  Her office never missed any of the events hosted by plant organizations like the Philippine Orchid Society . I must agree with what she said.

aruy/ aray

Filipinized version of the famous Spanish Aragonese dance Jota. The name of the dance was derived from a final exclamation on the song that accompanies this dance.

aruy/ aray dancers

The lyrics of this song is in Chabacano  Ermitense an extinct creole language spoken in Ermita, Malate and extends southwards to Pasay and Cavite area.  This dance is  performed to welcome a distinguished guests and the costume reflect strong Iberian, Mexican and Tropical Carribean colors  . Wooden castanets (  for male)  and tambourine ( for female) were used as part of the dance.

Tausug dance

Binasuan dance

It is a traditional folk dance in which the performer holds full wine or water glasses  in each hand while performing balancing tricks.

Wine may be used to fill the glasses, but other liquids may be substituted. The arms are rotated over and under the shoulder in order to keep the palms facing up so as not to spill the liquid. It is performed by male and female dancers.

balancing glasses on top of the foreheads

The origin of the dance is common in Pangasinan, Ilocos provinces , Central luzon provinces . The dancers were students from Commonwealth High School , Quezon City

usherette in modern filipinana( kimona) attire

catering

guests

invited members and board of directors

Los Baños Horticultural Society members

Mrs. Susan Lee , Mr. Manuel  Lee and members of the Philippine Bonsai Society Inc.

Finally , a late afternoon meal was serve to the special guests and dignitaries at the Hardin ng Bulaklak in a garden like setting.

Los Baños Horticultural Society’s Show 2014: Flores de Mayo

Senior Social Hall, University of the Philippines , Los Banos, Laguna-Philippines

center garden landscape executed by VS Orchids

The 2014 annual garden show unfolded at the Senior Social Hall . The annual show theme” Flores de Mayo  ” showcase the flowering plants that are blooming during the month of April and May. This year’s show is in cooperation with University of the Philippines- Los Baños, Los Baños Horticultural Society , Department of Trade and Industry – Laguna , Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCCARD) with the support from various affiliated societies . 

Dendrobium cucullatum

 Dendrobium cucullatum – fairy sanggumays or lesser sanggumays add beauty to the landscape exhibit  done by Mr. Vicente Chin Jr.  The orchid with thousand of flowers ( 5 clumps ) won a special prize .

This also coincide with the yearly graduation of the students and visits of some balikbayans and alumni in time for the summer break. The show organizers will pay tribute to Ms. Lita Ibarra of Gintong Talulot farm.

neoregelias

The center piece landscape was executed by VS Orchids and Ornamental plants which showcase different bromeliad hybrids , tillandsias, annuals and different kinds of orchid hybrids.

community booth

Exotica by Dr. Ben Vergara

This booth was executed by the landscape team of Dr. Ben Vergara, His booth won 2 prizes 3rd Prize ” Booth Construction” .

The main plant featured in his booth were Kalanchoe hybrids

Ms. Fe Venenoso booth#8

Ms. Fe Venenoso landscape booth won 2 prizes ”  2nd Prize Booth Construction ”  and 2nd Prize ” Booth Composition ” aside from the countless of ornamental plants that won some prizes at the ongoing show. Ms. Fe specializes in growing anthuriums for  cut flower varieties like “white color” and Hawaii varieties. She also accepts landscaping jobs.

Contact : 0927-373-6014 ( GLOBE)

Mr. Raymundo Catipon

Mr. Ray Catipon is LBHS board member and  is also into plant propagation and seller of ornamental plants.

Contact : 0921-5959185

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