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70th Annual Orchid Show Highlights

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

Philippine Orchid Society members and officers

Mr. Joselito ” Butch ” Campos -Del Monte, Philippines CEO & Senator Cynthia A. Villar

The Philippine Orchid Society in cooperation with Quezon Cityhall, Quezon Memorial Circle administration, Department of Tourism , Department of Agriculture   with sponsorship from Del Monte- Philippines, Pioneer Epoxy , Allied Botanical Corporation had opened the 70th annual orchid and garden show at the Flower Garden ( Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ) within Quezon Memorial Circle.

registration area

l-r Mrs. Susan Lee , Senator Cynthia A. Villar , Mr. Kelvin Niel Manubay Jr. and Mr. Joselito Campos Jr.

Guests of honor includes Senator Cynthia A. Villar , Mr. Joselito Campos Jr. ( Del Monte -Philippines ) Dra. Elenita S. Binay , Quezon city government and officers of other plant societies .

Quezon Cityhall lancaster band

l-r Ms. Dory Fadriquela together with Senator Cynthia A. Villar and Mr. Joselito Campos Jr.  .

group photo

Allied Botanical Corporation booth is one of the most photographed exhibit at the 70th annual orchid and garden show . It showcase most of the company products such as flowering annuals and vegetables . The company also won 2nd place in ornamental plant landscape competition. 


Senator Cynthia Villar

Senator Cynthia A Villar is one of the guests of honor at the show . She said ” Greeting , First of All , Thanks you very much to the Philippine Orchid Society for inviting me once again to attend this yearly event . I consider myself na suki na dito sa taunang orchid and garden show. and as before , I am very happy to be here with all of you once again.

Ms. Miles Hilario

Ms. Miles Hilario won the first place in freestyle flower arrangement with the emphasis on orchid flowers. She is a member of Floral Designer’s Circle of the Philippines .

Architect Bimbo Vergara

Architect Bimbo Vergara won 3rd place in the ornamental plant landscaping competition . He also took home the ” Best Ornamental Plant ” of the 70th annual orchid and garden show .

induction of officers

Newly elected officers were inducted by Senator Cynthia Villar and took their oath of office . They have a tenure from 2016 to 2017 when the next Philippine Orchid Society elections will take place.

group photo

Ms. Vangie Go , Ana Ruth Purificacion -Conde , Mr.Manuel Lee and Mrs. Susan Lee,   Architect Bimbo Vergara , Ms. Miles Hilario took home several prizes and awards.

Fortune Catering Services

Fortune Catering Services was the official caterer of the event. They started to cater various events and functions of plant societies since last year . The lechon was sponsored by Philippine Bonsai Society . The meal that the catering had provided was already an early evening meal.

For those who wanted to avail of their catering services , the minimum is 55 people at Php 300 per head or Php 16,500. They are based in Makati .

Contact Person : Mr. Eric Ang

Contact Details : 254-9686 /254-97-03

(0998-5365597)

Email :ericang1019@yahoo.com

Major Orchid and Plant Winners at the 69th Mid-Year Philippine Orchid Society’s Orchid and Garden Show

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

Here are the Major Orchid and Ornamental Plant Winners at the 69th Mid-Year Orchid and Garden Show

BEST Cattleya

Epic. Mae Bly ” Ching Hua ” Splash

Exhibitor : Mrs. Corazon C. Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

BEST Dendrobium

Dendrobium platycaulon

Exhibitor: Mrs. Corazon C. Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

BEST Foreign Species

Ionopsis ulticulariodes

Exhibitor : Mr. Daniel Nuñez

BEST Philippine Species

Trichoglottis philippinensis

Exhibitor : Ms. Vangie Go

closer view of the flowers ( photo courtesy :Mr. Art Serbio and Philippine Orchid Society )

Trichoglottis philippinensis

BEST Vandaceous Alliance

Vanda Dr. Anek x Vanda Pornpimol

Exhibitor: Mrs. Susan and Mr. Manuel Lee

Best Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis Hsinying Fortune ” Fortune Star “

Exhibitor: Mrs. Corazon C. Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion -Conde

BEST Other Genera – Sympodial Orchid

( photo courtesy of Mr. Art Serbio and Philippine Orchid Society )

Galeandra baurei

Exhibitor: Mrs. Susan and Mr. Manuel Lee

Best Oncidium Alliance

Miltocidium Bartley Schwartz

closer view of the flowers ( photo courtesy :Mr. Art Serbio and Philippine Orchid Society )

Miltocidium Bartley Schwartz

Exhibitor: Mrs. Susan Lee and Mr. Manuel Lee

Best in Show – Orchid and BEST Vanda sanderiana

( photo courtesy : Mr. Art Serbio and Philippine Orchid Society )

Dra. Olivia Sanchez

Note : Best Orchid in Show got a throphy and Php 10,000 in cash courtesy of the Philippine Orchid Society

National Bonsai Competition and Exhibition 2015

Quezon City , Philippines

The Philippine Bonsai Society Inc. the premiere bonsai organization which was established in 1973 together with Quezon Memorial Circle , Quezon City government is mounting an exhibit , lecture and trade show that will start from May 13 to 20, 2015. There will be a national competition to be held among bonsai growers from different parts of the country . There will be several international guest which included top bonsai growers and sensei from Taiwan and local bonsai associations. Ms. Vangie Go ( President of the Philippine Orchid Society ) will also be having a lecture scheduled on May 16, 2015.

The exhibit and trade show will be held within the Hardin ng mga Halaman within Quezon Memorial Circle.

For more information about the exhibit and to participate at the trade show and other inquiries; please contact  through 0917 -5200021 or 0908-8750121. Ms. Susan Lee / Secretariat

 

 

 

 

Interesting Landscapes at the Flora Filipina 2015 Expo

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City -Philippines

Orchid Landscape Winners

3rd Place Ms. Evangeline B. ” Vangie ” Go

The landscape used old capiz window panels and driftwoods as part of the landscape . White cattleyas, ferns , Dendrobium spectabile from Papua New Guinea , Solomon islands, Irian Jaya of Indonesia  , Dendrobium sanderae and Grammatophyllum multiflorum variety citrinum  from the Philippines , mutant dracena and ferns added different shades of  green and yellow tones to the landscape.

2nd Place- Purificacion Orchids and Ornamental Farm

This orchid landscape used Phalaenopsis orchid hybrids , Oncidium hybrids , Cattleya hybrids, Paphiopedilum hybrids  , Epidendrum hybrids . Fixtures includes wooden door , steel  frame, adobe stones, pebbles ,  old soft drink bottles.

1st Place -Susan and Manuel Lee

The orchid landscape had Dendrobium hybrids, Cattleya hybrids , Phalaenopsis hybrids, Vanda hybrids , Paphiopedilum hybrids with some native orchid species like Dendrobium uniflorum, Dendrobium sanderae , Grammatophyllum multiflorum variety citrinum , Trichoglottis rosea, Trichoglottis latisepala , native asplenium .

Ornamental Landscape Winners

3rd Place-Allied Botanical Corporation

Allied Botanical Corporation is one of the major seeds, fertilizers and fruit suppliers in the country .  The landscape exhibit showcases vegetable and fruit produce like water melon, gourd , red bell peppers, tomatoes , lettuce , herbs ,  sunflowers, celosia ( cockcomb )  , petunia , sorghum, marigold flowers among others.  ( together in the photo: Ms. Dhory Fadriquela )

Website: http://www.alliedbotanical.com/

2nd Place : Professor Juan ” Johnny ” Lim

Professor Johnny Lim won several coveted awards for his bonsai trees .

1st Place: Mr. Fred Salud , Mr. Tata Montilla and ” Late” Atty. Pepito Mercado

The landscape exhibit was created by Mr. Fred Salud together with Mr. Tata Montilla using the collection of cactus and succulents of the late  Atty. Pepito Mercado who died just last January 2015. This is some sort of a tribute exhibit. Surprisingly, this landscape exhibit won the grand prize for the ” Best Ornamental Landscape Exhibit ” and ” ” Best Ornamental Plant in the Show “

Here are some of the noteworthy landscape exhibits in orchids and ornamental plant category.

Mr. Manuel and Ms. Susan Lee – bahay kubo ( nipa hut)  inspired landscape

Philippine Orchid Society community booth

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines

Philippine Bonsai Society

The landscape exhibit features collection of outstanding bonsai set in a gigantic metal frame

NVC Garden

old chairs as additional accent

Nigel Garden

Purificacion Orchids and Ornamental Plants

This is another orchid landscape exhibit which features native orchids and rare ornamental plants

Constel Nature Garden

Architect Bimbo Vergara

These are the terracotta pots which are part of the fixtures of the landscape exhibit which combines old windows, hardwood panels , cactus and succulents

Architect Bimbo Vergara exhibit

Malvarosa Orchids and Ornamental Farm

Mr. Jun Golamco and Mr. Mike Espeso

landscape exhibit  includes bromeliads, nepenthes and old drift woods.

Davao Orchid Society and Ms. Vicky Jimenez

Ms. Doreen Dofitas

Ms. Doreen Dofitas exhibit incorporated tillandsias, bromeliads , aglaonema , philodendron , ornamental plants and old logs.

Ms. Alily Galo and Mrs. Baby Alarcon

Dr. Olivia Sanchez

Dr. Olivia Sanchez from Laguna had a wide variety of ornamental plants on display . gerberas, tillandsias, bromeliads , oncidium, dendrobium, cattleya hybrids and vanda lamellata are neatly arranged

Mabuhay Orchids and Ornamental Plant Farm

Phalaenopsis schilleriana

Mr. Mando Cruz

Mr. Mando Cruz landscape is modern design and the use of steel and recycled materials makes this exhibit a stand-out.

Mr. Mando Cruz

Aztec-goddess

a crowd drawer is the naked aztec-like goddess.

red and black ants climbing up the narra tree

Note: All photos were taken by the author

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BIG Winners at Flora Filipina Show 2015 part 1

BIG Winners at Flora Filipina Show 2015 part 2

BIG Winners at Flora Filipina 2015 Show (Part 1)

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City-Philippines

Dendrobium spectabile

BEST in SHOW and BEST Foreign Species

Exhibitor: Ms. Vangie Go

BLC. Haadyal Delight x BLC. Oconee

Best Cattleya

Exhibitor : Malvarosa Orchids – Atty. Hernando Perez

Oncidium obryzatum

BEST Oncidium Alliance

Exhibitor: Ms. Ana Ruth Purificacion- Conde

Vanda lamellata x Vanda luzonica

Best Vandaceous Orchid and Best Other Genera

Exhibitor: Dr. Ray and Christine Lo

Paphiopedilum Chou-Yi Light ” Chouyi”

Best Paphiopedilum

Exhibitor: Ms. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

Trichoglottis latisepala

Best Philippine Species and Best Cultured Plant

Exhibitor: Mr. Kelvin Neil Manubay

Best Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis Everspring Light X Mount Lip X Phalaenopsis Taiseo Koichdian

Exhibitor: Ms. Ana Ruth Purificacion- Conde

Part 2: BIG Winners at Flora Filipina 2015 Show (part 2)

Highlights of the 68th Mid-Year Orchid and Pet Show Opening at the Quezon Memorial Circle

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

L-R Ms. Vangie Go ( Philippine Orchid Society -President ) , Senator Cynthia A. Villar , Mr. Leandro ” Dax”  Gazmin at the waling -waling landscape exhibit.

It was quite a bit overcast weather when the Philippine Orchid Society welcomed special guests of honor at the 68th Mid-Year Orchid and Garden Show. This year’s theme is ” The Great Orchid and Pet Show” .  A lot of the members of the society are also into pets and other hobbies . There is something new to be showcase, added a member of the organization which prefers to be anonymous.

waling -waling orchid in full bloom with tag number 4043

 The guests were amazed to see the lovely waling-waling orchid landscape exhibit of Ms. Vangie Go. Her landscape exhibit won second place and her waling-waling won ” Best Waling-waling ” of the show.  She is one of the  well-known orchid growers and hobbyists in the country which specializes in Vanda sanderiana. Unlike other orchid species or hybrids . Waling-waling orchid species is a slow grower , from seed flask to community pots and to blooming size  . It can take between 5 to 8 years for the orchid to bloom. Vanda sanderiana was named after Henry Frederick Conrad Sander by taxonomist Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach .

Quezon Cityhall Lancaster Band

There was a long list of special guests which included Mayor Herbert Bautista , Vice Mayor Maria Josefina ” Joy ” Belmonte , former First Lady Amelita ” Ming ” Ramos , ASEC  Agribusiness Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS) director Mr. Leandro ” Dax”  Gazmin ,  Chief Executive Officer and President- Del Monte -Philippines Mr. Joselito ”  Butch”  Campos, Senator  Cynthia A. Villar and Mr. Aldrin C. Cuña- Quezon City Administrator . 

guests of honor were toured around the site

The event started past 4:00pm , When the ribbon cutting ceremony had started.  The special guests of honor were accompanied by QC Lancaster Band with members of the Philippine Orchid Society , invited guests and members of other plant societies.

interesting display of ikebana flower arrangement

There are over a dozen entry of the ikebana freestyle flower arrangement .What i noticed is that the participants are using living potted flowering orchids instead of the traditional cut-flowers . According to one of the participant in the competition, the flower shelf-life is longer compared to the cut-flowers.

Architect Bimbo Vergara

Among the top 5 winners is Architect Bimbo Vergara – He won 2 merit award ( BLUE ) First Place and ( RED ) Second Place . He used 2 live succulent plants , a Renanthera matutina a fire orchid species  which is found in Southeast Asian countries.   He completes the freestyle arrangement with a pedestal , tea cup and a standing Buddha to accentuate the design. Congratulations !

 

Ms. Dhory S. Alvendia

Ms. Dhory S. Alvendia is the President of the Floral Designers’ Circle of the Philippines . She had competed in numerous flower arrangement competitions locally and abroad.  Her entry is a pink unifoliate cattleya orchid .

Tillandsia xerographica

Tillandsia xerographica used to be rare both in cultivation and in the wild . But due to the help of different backyard hobbyists , farms and conservation efforts in their native Central and South America.  It is more abundant in cultivation .  The species is still threatened in the wild,  due to habitat destruction , over -collecting and insect infestation. The species is still listed in CITES .

CITES: http://cites.org/common/com/pc/14/X-PC14-08-Inf.pdf

santan bonsai

Santan is called Ixora , The flowering shrub has many uses and health benefits that include the extracting the barks , roots and even flowers .  Boiled ixora roots and stems can cure diarrhea, nausea, cough, asthma, wounds , sores and sometimes santan tea is made from dried flowers. The compact flowers are also used into leis making . 

Ms. Vangie Go is one of the big winners of the show

Some bonsai enthusiasts use santan shrub as a material for making bonsai. Santan can be very compact and their young stems can be trained and shaped into topiaries and are planted near temples. 

potted flowering orchids

flowering orchid hybrids and waling-walings were given as a token to the invited guests

L-R ASEC Hon. Leandro Gazmin, Atty . Rudy Sanidad, Mr. Jun Golamco and Mr. Kelvin Neil Manubay

A short program commenced after the short tour of the exhibition site , awards were given to the winners and small token of appreciation were given to the guests of honor .  A light afternoon snacks was served by resident caterer Ms. Baby De Leon.

bonsai exhibit

Professor Juan T. Lim is a bonsai and antique collector for several years, He is also active in many plants and animal clubs.  He had one of the most massive exhibit which delighted every visitors of the show.

Agoho bonsai or Casuarina equisetifolia

His prized winning Agoho bonsai or ( Casuarina equisetifolia) is at least 20 years -old . The tree species is found from Vietnam, Burma, Indo-China, French Polynesia , New Caledonia , Vanuatu , Australia and the Philippines

Professor Juan T. Lim

After the opening ceremonies, We were able to interviewed Mr. Lim and told him about his impressive bonsai .  He was very happy to win the award ” BEST Bonsai ” of the show . 

We all went to the commercial section and did some window shopping , Some extended their opening hours past 7:00pm to accommodate last minute buyers . I will be posting the list of the winners in landscaping competition , ikebana flower arrangement, ornamental plants, orchids and the BEST in SHOW Winners

The orchid show will run until September 8, 2014 . There will be a special 2-day PET SHOW -September 6 and 7 were different kinds of pets will be exhibited and there will be a pet competition and lecture scheduled on September 7, 2014 by Ms. Tiffany Cham.

 

Mindanao Avenue Garden Center: A New Garden Center in Quezon City !!!!

106 Mindanao Avenue, Barangay Talipapa , Novaliches, Quezon City, Philippines

Mindanao Avenue Garden Center

It was several months ago (around December 2013) , When i noticed  some plant stalls that have sprung-up along Mindanao Avenue near the Barangay Talipapa, Novaliches -Quezon City .

GVM Lucky Stone

GVM Lucky Stone had 2 branches ( Novaliches and Lagro)

Block 167 lot 23, Commonwealth Avenue Extension, Greater Lagro , Quezon City

Land line : 409-1260

rocks , stones, and garden accessories

Address: Quezon Avenue corner Agham road Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City

Landline: 494-76-38 Telefax : 436-53-28

Cellphone ( 0905-422-6966)

The area used to be a vacant lot being rented out to a trucking company  . I noticed  the beehive of activities started late December 2013 and early January 2014 when i saw some trucks load of plants and gardening materials that were busy unloading their stuffs.

Jack Waterfalls and Garden

Jack Waterfall and Garden specializes in man-made waterfalls and landscaping gardens. They sell concrete pots, indoor fountains, pedestal, koi ponds, grotto, wall fountains .

Landline – 379-63-03

Mobile-0916-798-4894

clay pots

When i visited the old Manila Seedling Bank Foundation last December 2013.   Some tenants told me that they they are looking for a place and they are still in negotiation with the lot owner in Mindanao Avenue , where they can relocate their plant and garden stalls.

Mang Victor

Mang Victor is one of the plant stall tenants in Greenhouse # 3  within Manila Seedling Bank compound . He specializes on native plants, orchids and ornamental plants.

Ms. Vangie Go- plant stall

I saw Ms. Vangie Go at her newly re-opened store within the center.  The selling area is smaller than what she used to have at the Manila Seedling Bank Foundation. She is still renovating her new place .

plant stall

The big move happened on the first week of January 2014 when almost all of the tenants were forced to find a place for their plants and gardening supplies . Each plant stall is allotted around 50 to 70 square meters . It is a whole lot less space compared to what they have when they are still at the Manila Seedling Bank compound.

stall selling bonsai

 They are now in the process of making it to a community . Each stall specializes in a particular plants or products .

semi-terete vandas

eatery

The combined area is around 3,600 square meters with around 30 stalls owners . Most of them are from Greenhouse #3 in Manila Seedling Bank hence they decided to include it in the signage.

Note: Mindanao Avenue Garden Center is also called ” Garden City ” by some of the tenants .  The 200 plus tenants were relocated in  different garden centers like  Farmers Center, Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon Memorial Circle and Mindanao Avenue with the largest number of stall holders.