Los Baños Horticulture Show from October 10 to 20, 2013

The bi-annual Los Baños  Flower and Garden show sponsored by the Los Baños Horticulture Society will be held from October 10 to 20, 2013. While the special opening will be held on October 9, 2013 in which members, vips, media are invited.

poster of the event at the recent orchid show

The venue of the flower and garden show be at the University of the PhilippinesLos Baños -Senior Social Hall, Laguna province.

This year’s featured plants are ” Orchids and Foliage”  The center exhibit will be orchids from Gintung Talulot and Ti plants from Exotica .

Beautiful Ti-plant with apple green leaves and yellow markings – photo courtesy of: Dr. Benito Vergara

More than 60 different kinds of Ti plant will be exhibited  at the center area.  A book about Ti plants will be launched during the show , according to Ms. Marina Catipon ( President of the Los Baños Horticulture Society) . The book will be very useful guide in identifying the Ti plants  and its cultivars in your garden. 

ti plant with reddish and pink marking

Ti, Tiplant, Ti Plant, Ki, Hawaiian Good Luck Plant are some of the common names given by gardeners

The show us dedicated to Philippine National ScientistDr. Benito S. Vergara – a long standing member , officer of the Los Baños Horticulture Society , plant breeder and author of several ornamental books.

Dr. Benito S. Vergara- National Scientist  from facebook profile

Aside from the beautiful landscape exhibits and individual plant competition, There will be a commercial area  and Department of Industry ( Laguna)  sponsored booth where one can buy plants, orchids , herbs, garden supplies , agriculture products, native delicacies, handicrafts at a discounted price.

 

Los Baños Horticulture Society show- Urban Forest


Poster of the show

The month of October marked one of the biggest celebrations in Los Baños, Laguna . This is the time of the year when plant lovers , enthusiasts , students , and nature lovers from all walks of life troop to the University of the Philippines , Senior Social Hall .

This exhibit had a nipa hut , potted guzmanias and colorful art graffiti as a backdrop

This is a bi -annual show with the theme “Urban Forest,” the show aims to create a landscape that will demonstrate the many ways to bring the forest into your backyard. special feature plants are are the ferns and foliage anthuriums.


Center piece exhibit with ferns, aglaonemas, anthuriums on display

This year’s show chairperson is headed by Ms. Marina Catipon president of Los Baños Horticulture Society Inc., formerly known as Los Baños Orchid Society along with officers and members and Department of Trade and Industry or DTI ( Laguna) this show featured of ferns, moss, begonias, epiphytic flowering bromeliads, orchids and aglaonemas . the venue at the Senior’s Social Garden inside the campus of UP Los Baños .

the event also coincide the 93rd Loyalty Day and alumni homecoming of University of the Philippines, Laguna .


( This exhibit booth also won Most Creative and First Place in Landscape )


The ‘Iligan Fern‘ or ” Pakong Tagulaylay ” (Nephrolepis acutifolia Desv.1895) is a fern that can produce pendulous fronds up to 6 meters.

Distribution: found in Tropical Africa, Tropical Asia and Pacific Islands .It is also commonly called creeping sword fern, Baidik in Marshall islands . This fern is a native fern found on the wetter atolls of the Marshall Islands. It is sometimes seen hanging downward as an air-plant (epiphyte) from trees in damp areas, such as in the few real mangrove swamps in the Marshall Islands.

Some native people of Marshall islands , there is magical association with the cultivation of this fern.


This exhibit had several bromeliad , anthurium species and hybrids, Platycerium coronarium

There is a free lectures on interesting topics about our forest and the environment will be given during the show. On the opening day, for instance, Ms. Rosa Umali will be lecturing on basic weaving methods using dried water lily and old newspapers to produce slippers, placemats, trays, and shopping bags. The next day, Dr. Armando Palijon of the UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources will discuss indigenous forest trees for urban landscaping.


Second Place in Landscape exhibit

On October 14, Mr. Julian Anjail and Ms.Elvira Teves of the Los Baños Nutrition Action Office will lecture on local vegetable recipes.


potted poinsettias in this exhibit signal the Christmas season

There are landscape exhibits from the Philippine horticulture and ornamental plant industry. There is also a section of commercial area for plants, garden accessories and landscaping supplies.


Malvarosa Orchids exhibit won ” Most Colorful Landscape ”

There is also a portion were native handicrafts and native delicacies for sale.


Principal exhibit with wooden garden furniture as focal point

The special guest during the opening of the show is Mr.Marlo D. Mendoza, Assistant Secretary for Special Projects of Department of Environment and Natural Resources or DENR was the guest speaker during the opening.

The show will run until to October 16, 2011.

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