75th Philippine Orchid Society’s Bazaar at Quezon City Memorial Circle

Philippine Orchid Society‘s 75th annual orchid bazaar kicked off last February 11 at the elevated garden / runnex garden within the iconic Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City.

Ms. Delia Pionela of Del’s Orchid and Garden Supplies

75th Philippine Orchid Society Bazaar

Quezon memorial shrine

The bazaar is in partnership with Quezon City government, Quezon Memorial Circle administration and Manila Bulletin.

Mr. Andres Golamco Jr.

There were 40 stalls selling different kinds of plants, cacti, bonsai, ornamental plants, orchids, aroids, flowering plants, gardening supplies among others.

entrance to the orchid bazaar

Unlike the previous shows- there was only one commercial exhibit which promotes hybrid papayas, celosia, vinca, marigold and seedlings for sale near the center of the bazaar.

Other Plant Shows in Metro Manila

We saw some familiar faces and new people in the industry, This is the fourth garden show within Metro Manila – Horti Filipina 2021 held at the Bonifacio High Street from February 4 to 14, 2021– which drew few people due to pandemic and restrictions in Bonifacio Global City ( BGC),Taguig. Arid and Aroid Colors Garden show held from February 6 to 16, 2021 at Robinson’s Magnolia drew a lot of plantitos, plantitas, batang maghahalaman and even new collectors because of the “BIG Scam Sale” last February 13, 2021.

King Louis Flower

Another plant show dubbed ” “Plant Fest” at SM Megamall, Mandaluyong from February 15 to February 26, 2021.

The orchid and garden bazaar of the Philippine Orchid Society is almost 20 days or three weeks!This will offset the lack of landscape exhibit, orchid and plant competition. While a live talk held last weekend about basic orchid culture was shown on the offical FB page of the Philippine Orchid Society.

We think it was quite long for an orchid and garden bazaar,at least customers will have a luxury to canvass plant prices from other bazaars and plant centers in other parts of Metro Manila.

Out of the four plant shows, The Arid and Aroids Colors Garden Show really stand-out and a blockbuster hit! We still have to wait for the last few days of the “Plant Fest” in SM and 1 week of the 75th Annual Orchid Bazaar show and see the results.

It was good that in all of the show that i have attended, there were no entrance fees. The most comfortable ones were at Robinson’s Magnolia and SM Megamall. The air-condition was just right with nice people around.

With the relaxation of the quarantine protocols in the coming few months, visitors and plant enthusiasts wanted to view better and quality exhibits in mid-year shows.

Big Winners of the 70th Annual Orchid and Garden Show

 

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

The winners of the 70th annual orchid and garden show was announced . The landscape competition was divided into 2 categories : Orchid and Ornamental Plants

Here are the set of Winners ( Ornamental )

Architect Bimbo Vergara- Third Place

Architect Bimbo Vergara landscape is an eclectic mixture of cactus , bromeliads ,succulents and old materials such as wood from window panels and cement stones.

Allied Botanical Corporation – Second Place

Allied Botanical Corporation landscape exhibit booth combines different flowering annuals flowering plants like zinnias, sunflowers and petunias . Aside from flowering plants , the company is into vegetables and seeds production and had a demonstration farm in Pangasinan.

There is also a flowering bougainvillea that won first prize.

Address: No. 15, 21st Avenue, Brgy. Tagumpay,Cubao 1109, Quezon City Philippines Email: sales@alliedbotanical.com. Tel. Nos.: +63-2- 911-0836, 63-2-437-6606 to 08
Cell. Nos.: 0917-812-0264; 0922-815-0031; 0922-815-0056
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Website: http://www.alliedbotanical.com/

Mr. Susan and Manuel Lee’s  bonsai garden- First Place

Mr. and Mrs. Susan Lee’s landscape exhibit showcases different bonsai , tillandsias and succulents. The important plants are placed in a stone pedestal made from adobe . The exhibit was done by Mr. Kelvin Niel Manubay .

Ms. Baby Alarcon

Ms. Baby Alarcon exhibit booth uses a lot of bromeliads , ferns and cyad

Ms. Alily Galo

Ms. Alily Galo used several common plants , rare plants like cycad and a small pond  which incorporates water features . Water plants like Kiyapo ( Quiapo ) and water lilies are part of the pond feature. The landscape feature is ideal for small gardens and atrium . She had a plant stall within Quezon Memorial Circle . She is active is selling plants, ornamental plants and even landscaping.

 LYHFRA GARDEN stall#4 quezon city circle 09228457864

Mr. Rene Sumalinog

Mr. Rene Sumalinog used Oncidium orchid hybrids , yellow-flowering Cymbidium orchid hybrids a top a cement vase with bromeliads and variegated ornamental plants. There are also clay jars , white pebbles and square white stone as added landscape accents. He had a stall located within Quezon City Memorial Circle – Milas Garden (0919-9788068)

Ms. Delia Pionela

Del’s Garden incorporated several bromeliads, alcantarea imperialis , neoregelias  , palms and flowering variegated bagawaks ( Clerodendrum quadriloculare ) finishing them with crushed coral stones , cement balls and artificial stones.

Mr. Lino Rom Cacti Collection

Mr. Lino Rom is exhibiting his collection of rare cacti  and succulent collection. The one-man exhibit is similar to the table judging in other countries where orchid and plants are presented in beautiful vases and containers .  Plant societies are slowly adapting the table style presentation.

Ms. Vangie Go

Another magnificent landscape works by Ms. Vangie Go using her own collections of tillandsia, bromeliads

Note : I will be posting more winners of the 70th annual orchid and garden show. Until my next update !

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 )

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