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Schedule of Daily Lectures of HortiKultura 2017 Show

Here are the schedule of daily lectures, seminars , workshop and special competition at the 41st annual HortiKultura 2017 show . The show is in partnership with Quezon City government , Quezon Memorial Circle management , Del Monte , Philippines and other major plant societies from different part of the country.

The landscaping and trade fair section had already begun their ingress last week .

Here is a teaser of a landscape exhibit by Allied Botanical Corporation .

photo courtesy of Allied Botanical Corporation and Ms. Dhory 

Landscape Exhibitors 

East West Seed Company , Allied Botanical Corporation, Bonsai and Suiseki Alliance of the Philippines Inc. ( BSAPI ) , Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines, Inc. (CSSPI) , Pangasinan Landscape and Garden Club , Flora Botanica , Luntiang Sining , Mett’s Garden ( Professor Serapion Metilla ) , Del’s Garden ( Delia Pionela )  , Tansing Garden (Constancio Basis) , Mila’s Garden ( Rene Sumalinog )  , Baby Spowart , Bimbo Vergara , Ram Oplas

Non -Competing Exhibits

King Louis and Arids n’ Aroids

PHSI Group :Landscapes Exhibit and Competition 

Teresa’s Garden and Noel Macatangay , Patrick Gozon and Company , Botchie Canicula , Joel dela Cruz and Company , Zayra Bulawan and Company , Zeny Urbina and Company ( Happy Feet Group )

Schedules of Events

Lectures , Workshops and Training

Commercial Fern Propagation Lecture by Mr. Ray Ong

Philippine Horticultural Society , Inc. office , Quezon Memorial Circle- Quezon City 

It was a sunny sunday morning at the Philippine Horticultural Society , when members , invited guests and the general public went to attend a FREE lecture by well-known horticulturist, columnist and agricultural chemist Mr. Ray Ong .

Mr. Ray Ong

Topics:
1. Commercial Fern Production
2. Sporeling Production
3. Mutagenesis
4. Fern Hybridization
5. Fern Tissue Culture

participants

There were more than 60 participants who attended the FREE lecture . We also met an old couple from DEPARO , Caloocan who  came a little bit late .  The participants were also delighted that biscuits, candies , puto calasiao ( courtesy of Mr. Mac Pagsolingan ) , 3 in 1 coffee mix and turon were sponsored by the members of the Philippine Horticultural Society .

Mr. Ray Ong 

The lecture started at around past 10:00am and finished past 4:00pm . Aside from the lectures and free snacks. Participants were also given some ferns , lotus seeds , papaya seeds for propagation.

This is a special public service courtesy of Education Committee of the Philippine Horticultural Society

For future lectures and tie-ups 

Contact : Ms. Angel Martin of PHSI Secretariat : 09176248623

Commercial Fern Propagation FB event page 

 

LOVE is Green at Hortikultura Extravaganza 2016

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

members , board of directors and guests

It was a bit overcast with some dizzle around past 3:00pm at the show site. Everybody is quite on celebratory mood as the Philippine Horticultural Society marks their 40th anniversary or RUBY anniversary .

l-r Ambassador Preciosa Soliven, Dr. Romeo Gutierrez , Mr. Boyet Ganigan , Mrs. Adoracion S. Bernabe, Vice-Mayor Joy Belmonte , Mr. Joselito Campos Jr. , Engineer Zaldy dela Rosa

Special guests of honor includes Engineer Zaldy dela Rosa– Quezon City Memorial Circle management , Vice-Mayor Maria Josefina ” Joy” Belmonte -Alimurong , Quezon City tourism office , Mr. Joselito ” Butch ” Campos Jr. of Del Monte Philippines, Ambassador Preciosa Soliven , Congressman Mark Villar ,Dra. Elenita Binay among others.

 

The mood was festive and formal with members wearing Filipiniana outfit that best describe the region or place that they lived.

Across the commercial booth, EDSA Garden House gave free ashitaba sorbet to the visitors .

 

 Los Baños Horticultural Society board members 

 Los Baños Horticultural Society led by Ms. Marina Catipon their board of directors and members also came despite the heavy traffic from SLEX .

l-r Architect Butch Duque, Mr. Joselito ” Butch ” Campos Jr. ( Honorary chairman -Hortikultura Extravaganza 2016) Dr. Ella L. Gutierrez, Ms. Joyce Kato , Mr. Boyet Ganigan and Mr. Emmanuel Santos

 

This is a 12-day event which members and the public can participate . There will be daily lectures and seminars, trade fair, street dancing parade from different public schools in Quezon City, on-the spot painting contest , freestyle flower arrangement , pet show, floats , plant competition and plant bazaar.

Dr. Elenita Binay and Dr. Mendoza of Bustos , Bulacan

Mr. Mark A. Villar -Congressman of Las Pinas City

Hon. Mark A. Villar ( committee on trade and industry ) represented his mother Senator Cynthia Villar at the event. He said that the horticulture industry is creating a lot of job opportunities .

Late afternoon snacks were provided by Ms. Baby de Leon -resident caterer

The event also have live band with Ms. Gail Blanco ( Pinoy Idol ) and Mark Laygo .

Fireworks display were provided by Binondo Fireworks Firecracker Lovers Organization .

 

 

 

 

Basic Orchidology 101 Seminar with Mr. Ray Ong

Gancayco Hall, Century Hall, Quezon Memorial Circle , Quezon City-Philippines

participants

Philippine Horticultural Society in cooperation with  Philippine Orchid Conservation and Preservation Volunteer  ( POCaPV ) members .

The two-day basic orchid culture and training seminar aims to teach the people to become aware of the importance of different kinds of orchids , its importance to mankind, horticulture and to the economy .

Orchid habitats

Orchids can be found in almost every corner of the planet with 25,000 to 30,000 species of orchids . This is side from over 100,000 man-made hybrids developed during the past 150 years . They are found on every continent except Antarctica and  in Arctic circle . There are species in about every habitat that plants grow. although most species are found in the tropics.

 floricultural importance of orchids

It is quite amazing that with the advent of social media age and with facebook , twitter, groups and blogging age- The seminar attracted over 70 participants from different parts of the country .

importance of orchid as commercial produce

Some of the participants were from Laguna, Batangas, Quezon , La Union , Metro Manila , Makati , Antipolo, San Mateo , Rizal and some came from as far as Bicol provinces and teachers from O.B. Montessori .

participants at the Gancayco Hall

After about 1 hour at the nearby pavilion, The group moved to Justice Gancayco Hall within Century Club Pavilion- The venue was named after the former Supreme Court Justice which is also one of the founders of the club .

Ophrys flowers mimic virgin females of their pollinators, and thereby attract males for pollination. Stimulated by scent, the males attempt to copulate with flower labella and thereby ensure pollination.

Here, we show for the first time, to our knowledge, that pollinator attraction in sexually deceptive orchids may be based on a few specific chemical compounds. Some orchid attracts pollinators by using mimicry , scents, colors,  and deception .

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Horticulture 2013:” Gardening with a Heart” opening highlights

Charito Planas Garden , Quezon Memorial Circle ,  Quezon City-Philippines

L-R Ms. Norma Villanueva , Ms. Joy Belmonte -Alimurong ( Vice-Mayor of Quezon City  ) Mrs. Amelita ” Ming ” Ramos,  Hon. Herert Bautista ( Mayor of Quezon City  ) Ms. May Dumlao ( President -Philippine Horticultural Society ) and Mr. Ralph Diaz ( Vice President -Philippine Horticultural Society )

L-R Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie ” Canicula , Engineer Zaldy  A. Dela Rosa ( Parks Development and Administration Department – PDAD, Quezon City) Mayor Herbert Bautista,  Mrs. Amelita Ramos ( former First Lady 1992-1998) Mrs. Joy Belmonte -Alimurong , Ms. May Dumlao , Ms. Norma Villanueva and Architect Butch Duque

It was a bright sunny afternoon when the members, officers , invited vip’s , government officials , media and garden aficionados marked another milestone in the Philippine gardening scenes. It was Philippine Horticultural Society‘s 37th Annual Garden Show.

group picture

This is the first plant show for 2013 and the preparation started last 2012.  This year’s theme ” Gardening with a Heart ” connotes a lot of idea.  From passionate gardeners which derived their love and devotion thru gardening , to heart shaped plants .

officers and members

Special invited guests were former first lady Mrs. Amelita Ramos, Mayor Herbert Bautista , Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, Mr. and Mrs. Flor Tarriela , presidents of various gardening societies and garden clubs. After a short tour of the exhibits and few photo opportunities , The invited guests of honor gave interesting speech . One of the more notable ones by Mayor Herbert Bautista  said ” He planted hundreds of seedlings  within public elementary schools ”  most of those tree seedling are now full grown trees !  Mrs. Amelita Ramos focused on the importance of gardening and beautification drive during his husband’s six year-term .

Mr.  Ed Tarriela and Mrs. Tarriela together with May Dumlao and Ms. Norma Villanueva

Mrs. Floriencia Gozon -Tarriela is the current chairperson of Philippine National Bank . She  also serves as a Director of Tuloy Sa Pagunlad Inc., Kilosbayan, Philippine Bible Society, and Summer Institute of Linguistics. Most weekends, she develops an herbal sanctuary in her five-hectare garden in Antpolo City .

Flors Garden website: http://florsgarden.com/

Her garden is named Flor’s Garden . The garden serves as a laboratory designed to substantiate a campaign that she and her husband  advocates.  A few months ago  the garden host a sanctuary of Philippine hoyas  and other hoya species found in other countries . His husband Mr. Ed Tarriela- a corporate lawyer also helps wage to help promote healthy living among Filipinos.

She also wrote some books about plants,  recipe for weeds, A Beginner’s Guide to Natural Gardening .

L-R Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie ” Canicula , Mrs. Amelita Ramos and Dr. Romeo Gutierrez

Flora Filipina 2012 venue

Last January 28, 2012 saturday,  Philippine Orchid Society’s officers  had a special  meeting with commercial participants , bloggers , members and invited small group of people to view the location of the Flora Filipina expo site within the Quezon Memorial Circle facing Quezon City Hall.

entrance to the Hardin ng Mga Bulaklak

The place is called Hardin ng mga Bulaklak or simply called HB garden . This botanical garden was in collaboration with Philippine Horticultural Society and Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines which help in the landscaping and donating plants to the botanical center.

commemorative marker

Quezon City government is planning to have this place as a repository of various plants from all over the country and the world .

 cacti and succulent  garden marker

trellis with flowering vines

plastic greenhouse for cactus and succulents

wall  gardening with begonias , guzmania and bromeliads

Mussaenda ‘Doña Aurora’

spathoglottis plicata

map of Flora Filipina 2012 exhibits and commercial booths

Horticulture 2011 a plant show with a mission

Plant connoisseurs and garden lovers flock to this year’s Philippine Horticultural Society garden show at the Manila Seedling Bank Foundation in Quezon City. After all, the event is showcasing the creative landscape designs by some of the country’s leading plant growers and aficionados.

members , officers, special guests pose for a souvenir photo shoot at the entrance of greenhouse #2 within the Manila Seedling Bank Foundation compound

The exclusive opening ceremonies were held last January 28, 2011 , friday at around past 4:00 pm .The  very important guests list includes Mr. Lucito Bertol ( Manila Seedling Bank Foundation chair)  Madam Katsura ( wife of the Japanese ambassador to the Philippines ) ,Hon. Raquel S. Malangen (councilor  4th district of Quezon City)   , representative  of the Vice Mayor Ms. Joy Belmonte , members of other affiliated plant societies , members, media and others.

ceremonial cutting of the ribbon by invited guest of honor

The colorful opening ceremonies marked the societies’ 35th anniversary , with most of the guests wore beaded Filipinana inspired formal wear . The show’s mission is to educate the people on how important conservation and using native plants in gardening . After all the country is one of the riches in terms of floral diversity in this part of the world.

Ms. Wendy Regaldo in her opening speech

Through its daily lecture – people from all walks of life learn the importance of a green environment and its ability to somehow combat climate change .

Madam Katsura – wife of the Japanese ambassador to the Philippines received a token ( Platycerium grande) from Architect  Patricia ” Wendy ” Regalado -President of Philippine Horticultural Society Inc.

Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie ” Canicula pose in his landscape exhibit

The highlights of this year’s event was the awarding of the  best landscape exhibit , best in show, best Philippines species . The show also paid tribute to Mr. Leonardo Co -founder and president of Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society, Inc. which was killed  in Leyte last year.

Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society , Inc. exhibit booth

 

Mr. Leonardo Co memorabilia exhibit

A candle lighting ceremonies also capped the emotional opening .  Special mention to Mr. Karl Aguilar a blogger friend who also went to the show .

candle lightning ceremonies by Mr. Botchie Canicula, Professor Serapion Metilla and Mr. Modesto Manglicmot

The list of participants include the members of the Philippine Orchid Society, Malvarosa Orchids, Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society,  King Louis Plants and Flowers, Aroid Study GroupHoya Study Group and Fern Study Group of the PHSI, Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines , Professor Serapion Metilla, George Mendoza, Botchie Canicula, Vic De Rona, and the group of Jun Golamco, Bong Makawile, and Lawrence Chan.

Landscape exhibit made by the tandem of Mr. Jun Golamco, Mr. Wilfrido G. Macawile and Lawrence Chan

Dominating the show are our very own Philippine plant species such as tree ferns, birds nest ferns, cycads, aroids, bonsai trees, orchids, Hoya (flowering vines), flowering and shade trees, fruit trees,  and the colorful plant hybrids.

Mr. Vic de Rona and his wife received the plaque ( first place landscape exhibit )

Surrounding the exhibit are  about 70 commercial stalls selling various garden plants, orchids, bonsai, bromeliads, fruit trees, cacti, and an assortment of garden accessories.

Mr. Norberto Bautista – board member of Philippine Orchid Society received the  award from the organizers for winning the  second place in landscape exhibit

Ms. Susan Calo Medina – television host – Travel Time and media personality

BLC. Christine Bersola- Babao – a cattleya hybrid -named after ABS-CBN channel 2  news person by orchid breeder Atty. Hernando Perez

Mr. Jun Golamco lectured on native orchids, ferns, pitcher plants

Here are the list of the winners of the 35th annual Philippine Horticulture Society , Inc. show

Landscape Exhibit booth

Most Innovative Landscape Exhibit – Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines

Third Place- Mr. George Mendoza ( Booth #3)

Second Place- Malvarosa Orchids / Philippine Orchid Society ( Booth #10)

First Place – Lugar Huerta – Mr. Vic de Rona

Liparis condylobulbon

Best Philippine Species -Mrs. Teresa Baldonado

Angiopteris palmiformis “variegata”

Best Plant in  Show- Mr. George K. Mendoza

Other Lists of Winners

Horticulture 2011 Winners
Category (Sub-category)   / Plant Name  /  Owner

Orchid
Monopodial       No-Winner

Sympodial ( Species)    BLC. Olga Severino  Martel  Malvarosa
Local Species    Liparis condylobulbon    Teresa Baldonado
Aroid    Raphidophora sp.”variegata”    George K.Mendoza
Aroid A    Aglaonema Sirimanee Red    Georgae K.Mendoza
Aroid B    Alocasia cuprea    Botchie Canicula
Aroid C    Raphidophora sp.”variegata”    George K.Mendoza
Cactus and Succulent    Agave agustifolia “alba”    Adoracion S.Bernabe
Cactus     Astrophytum myriostigma    Adoracion S.Bernanbe
Succulent    Agave parviflora    Adoracion S.Bernanbe
Variegated & Mutant    Agave angustifolia “ alba”    Adoracion S.Bernanbe
Fern/Fern Ally    Angiopteris palmiformis “variegata”    George K.Mendoza
Fern A    Asplenium colubrinum    George K.Mendoza
Fern B    No Winner
Fern Ally    Psilotum nudum    Botchie Canicula
Variegated & Mutant    Angiopteris palmiformis “variegata”    George K.Mendoza
Foliage     Sorombrom    Serapion Metilla
Tree    Sorombrom    Serapion Metilla
Shrub    Leea species    Botchie Canicula
Herbaceous    Brown spiderwort (Sederasis friscata)    Botchie Canicula
Miniature    Dypsis lutescens (mutant palm)    Fely Gupit
Variegated& Mutant    No Winner
Local Species    Loheria sp.    George K.Mendoza
Flowering Plant    Indian Beads Clerodendron    RodrigoEugenio
Perennial     Indian Beads Clerodendron    Rodrigo Eugenio
Annual    No entry
Bonsai    Desmodium sp.”BlueBell”    Vic de Rona
Single    No Winner
Grouping    Malabayabas    Vic de Rona
Local Species    Desmodium sp.”BlueBell”    Vic de Rona
Palm/Cycad   No Winner
Palm  No Winner
Local Species    Korthalsia laciniosa
Bromeliads    Tillandsia ( xerographica x chiapensis )    Rene Dofitas
Bromeliads A    No entry
Bromeliads B (Special)    Variegated Aechmea hybrid    Botchie Canicula
Variegated & Mutant    No entry
Other Species & Hybrids    Tillandsia ( xerographica x chiapensis )    Rene Dofitas
Curiosity/S.I. Plant    Nepenthes globosa    WilfridoG. Macawile
Large    No entry
Medium    Nepenthes globosa    WlfridoG. Macawile
Small    No entry
Variegated and Mutant