Christmas Salu-salo at Arid and Aroids Farm in Silang, Cavite

It is the season for fun, shopping, outing, What a great way to explore a beautiful farm located within Silang, Cavite province.

collection of several cycad from all all over the world

This is not my first time to visit this farm, It was part of the several horticultural tours and farm tour organized by different plant societies and organization. The last tour that we have participated was organized in 2015 by Hortikultura Extravaganza by the Philippine Horticulture Society Incorporated.

Arid and Aroids also have farm located in San Rafael, Bulacan and in Quezon provinces.

Christmas Salu-Salo at Arid and Aroids Farm 2019

The Christmas salu-salo was a simple get together with friends and buyers of the farm. The meals, desserts, fruits, drinks are brought in by those people who are invited.

visitors are delighted with buffet meal

Mr.Njah Alvarez brought some banana cakes for sharing, while some brought buko pie ( coconut pie), lechon manok, pancit , sushi, espasol, chicken binakol and Chef Marlon and wife gave us some of their home made ham. They also find time to cook their own version of shawarma.

Tillandsia capitata and other varieties are also grown

The 1 hectare farm is a treasure trove of variegated plants, cacti, succulents, philodendron, ferns and mutant plants not just in the Philippines but the rest of the world.

It was a Christmas get together by friends, relatives and buyers of the farm. The food was delicious and the roasted pig (lechon) was a delight to behold.

The owners are planning big for the 3 known farms of Arid and Aroids. For more update, they have several known social media accounts.

Those who wanted to visit the farm, is by special appointment.

Arid and Aroid Farm

Location: Barangay Tartaria, Silang, Cavite

Hortikultura Extravaganza 2015 Opening Highlights

Tropical Garden, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City- Philippines

Special guests of honor includes ambassadors, Hon. Maria Josefina ” Joy ” Belmonte ( Vice Mayor of Quezon City ) Mr. Joselito ” Butch ” Campos ( Del Monte, Philippines )

Philippine Horticulture Society Incorporated in partnership with Quezon City government , Quezon Memorial Circle management , Del Monte Philippines, UNAGROW a division of UNAHCO , Department of Agriculture , Department of Tourism , San Miguel Corporation, Texas Eagle , TORO, The Turf Company  different plant and horticultural organizations from all over the country. This year’s theme “ Yaman sa Paghahalaman ” that there can livelihood opportunities and how to generate money in the horticulture industry .

L-R Dr. Romeo Gutierrez , Vice Mayor Maria Josefina” Joy ” Belmonte and Architect Patricia ” Wendy” Regalado posed at the Japanese-themed landscape by Mr. Vic de Rona

Ms. Maria Josefina ” Joy” Belmonte together with Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines president Ms. Becky Buenaventura posed at the East-West Company landscape exhibit

Quirino High School Choir led the invocation and national anthem

It was a full week of activities which included a 2-day Horticulture Congress held at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management on January 21 and 22, 2015 . 10 floral floats which were accompanied by street dancing , battle of the bands , landscape exhibition, competition , trade fairs and horticultural tours in Laguna and Cavite provinces.

Mr. Jonathan Badon

Mr. Jonathan Badon is ” Best Global Pinoy ” awardee  . He serenaded the crowd in Italian, French love songs .

Ms. Adela Ang – Herbal plants

There were at least 200 trade fair participants from different parts of the country . One of the biggest agriculture group AANI ( Agri-Aqua Network Incorporated ) had proudly showcased different agriculture produce and technologies .

Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula with his award winning landscape exhibit ( His landscape won -Special Commendation )

Garden Wedding by East West Seed Company

An eye catching landscape exhibit was the booth executed by East West Seed Company . The company is one of the largest producer of vegetable seeds, flowering annuals in the country.

Website: http://www.eastwestseed.com/philippines/ph/

Allied Botanical Corporation

Another fascinating exhibit is the vertical landscape with flowering marigolds , petunias, vincas herbs and vegetables .

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

 Address: No. 15, 21st Avenue, Brgy. Tagumpay,Cubao 1109, Quezon City Philippines
Email: sales@alliedbotanical.com
Tel. Nos.: +63-2- 911-0836 or +63-2-437-6606 to 08
Cell. Nos.: 0917-812-0264; 0922-815-0031; 0922-815-0056
Fax No: +63-2- 911-0159

Mr. Ralph Soriano together with Dr. Elenita S. Binay

 Binondo Fireworks and Firecrackers Lover  Association-president Mr. Ralph Soriano led the fireworks countdown .

The  mission is to  preserve and continue the use of fireworks in celebration, like fiesta, anniversary, funerals,weddings, debuts , inauguration, birthday,tourism,and other pertinent events Along with this giving safety precaution about using fireworks firecrackers is what the organization acquire to achieve

Vision:
To protect the history of fireworks firecrackers tradition culture in Binondo Mla. and local fireworks industry.

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/groups/439655816135493/

BEST FLOAT

Del Monte Philippines – 3rd Place

The float was inspired by pineapple which is the main product of the company. The company won Php 40,000 cash , Trophy

Villar Foundation- 2nd Place

The Villar Foundation float was inspired by water hyacinth plants which are made into various handicrafts, bags, organic fertilizers , slippers and even costumes.  The foundation won Php 60,000 cash and Trophy

King Louis -Grand Prize

King Louis Ornamental Flowers and Plants emerged as the overall champion of this year’s float parade. The company is a veteran in Baguio Panagbenga Flower Festival  . The company bagged home Php 100,000 Cash and Trophy.

Mr. Francis Gener conceptualize and executed the float.

The company had a stall within Quezon Memorial Circle and is one of the biggest potted flowering plant grower in the country.

The event was highlighted with the awarding of the Best in Show, Best in Landscape , Best Float . There will be twice a day lecture which will start on January 24 until February 2, 2015 .

* Note: Special Mention is the League of Orchid Conservationists of the Philippines and Best Fern Group in Thailand .

Website Links:

 UNAHCO:http://unahco.com/global/

San Miguel Corporation: http://www.sanmiguel.com.ph/

Quezon City :http://www.quezoncity.gov.ph/

Horticulture 2014: Big Winners and Beautiful Landscape Display Exhibits

Tropical Garden, Quezon Memorial Circle, Diliman , Quezon City- Philippines

Arids and Aroids Landscape display exhibit

Mayor’s Cup-First Place ( Best in Landscape Display Exhibit)

Tandem of Mr. Boyet Ganigan, Dr. James Silvestre. They also won a trophy and Php 20,000 cash

Landscape Display Exhibit of Ms. Edna Felipe and Mrs. Remedios Rodis Santelices

Vice Mayor’s Cup- Second Place

The tandem won Php 15,000 cash and trophy

NVC Garden of Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula

Philippine Horticultural Society’s Incorporated – President ‘s Cup – Third Place

Mr. Noel ” Botchie ” Canicula won Php 10,000 cash and trophy

Luntiang Sining Landscape and Creative Arts by Ms. Norma Villanueva

Special Prize ( Merit Award)

King Louis Flower and Farm

Hall of Fame 

landscaped by Mr. Francis Gener

 The company is a domestic corporation duly registered with Securities and Exchange Commission (S.E.C) on October 25, 1983. It is primarily engaged in the production of various agricultural crops, to include various types of cut flowers, flowering pot plants, and flower bulbs.

At present, they are cultivating about 6 Hectares of covered are in various locations in La Trinidad, Benguet . Among the crops they are growing include: Spray Chrysanthemums, Roses, Liliums, Carnations, Gladiolas, Tulips, Hyacinths, Poinsettias, Potted Chrysanthemums, Kalanchoe, Impatients, and many more. Their main market includes Metro Manila and other key cities in the country. They are also into exports of Calla Lily Bulbs to Holland and Rooted Cutting to Japan.

East West Seed Company

Best  in Commercial Display Exhibit ( Mr. Butch Campos Cup )

This is one of the 5 agricultural companies which actively participated in the horticulture show . Their landscape display area is bigger than most of the exhibit.

East West Seed Company

East West Seed Company was established in the Philippines in 1982 by Simon Groot, a Dutch agriculturist who saw the need for seeds that were adapted to local conditions in Asia.

Different varieties of flowering plants like zinnias, impatients, petunia, vincas , marigold, vegetable crops adorn the exhibit display

At the time, the vegetable seed industry in Southeast Asia was little more than a seed trading system. No one was doing vegetable plant breeding, which involves years of trials, selection, crossing and investment.

chili peppers and vegetables

Mr. Simon Groot saw the opportunity for locally-developed hybrid seeds, and all the remarkable characteristics they were known for, like higher yields, better disease tolerance, better shelf life and extended growing seasons.

Website: http://www.eastwestseed.com/philippines/ph/

Zen Garden

Landscaped by Professor Serapion Metilla

Bonsai and Suiseki

Landscaped by Mr. Vic de Rona ( Special Prize)

Philippine Horticultural Society Community booth

Merry’s Mushroom

Merry’s mushroom exhibit booth showcased different types of mushroom and accentuated by miniature cottage , pond and dwarfs

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines

Constel Nature’s Farm

Horti Negrense

Horti Negrense exhibit was entitled  ” White Whimpsical Wedding ” showcasing various Tillandsia and Bromeliad  species and hybrids grown from Negros province .

Los Baños Horticultural Society

Harbest Company

The company’s vertical landscape exhibit showcase different ornamental plants and flowering plants. The company distributes different farm equipments , seeds, and drip irrigation system

Website: http://www.harbest.com.ph/

Allied Botanical Corporation

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

Aroid , Fern and Hoya Study Group

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