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Press Conference of HortiKultura Filipina 2018

HortiKultura Filipina 2018 is an international gardening event organized by Philippine Horticultural Society, Quezon City government with affiliate plant societies and its members.

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The press conference was well attended by online writers, media personalities and social media influencers.

The garden show is set from February 3 to 11, 2018 with 5 proposed venues within QC Memorial Circle. These includes, Hardin ng mga Bulaklak , Tropical Garden, RUNNEX Garden , QCX and Rock Garden as sites of the exhibition.

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Aside from plant and landscape competition, there will be daily lectures or talks from  industry leaders, backyard hobbyists and practitioners.

2019 THEME

 “Grow Local , Bloom  Global ” focuses on several factors like promoting local plant and horticulture industry,  buying local produce and local plants. This also encourages ordinary backyard growers and propagators to propagate more endemic, indigenous and local plants.  There are so many endemic and indigenous ornamental plants , flowers and trees which are found in the country . These have a lot of demands abroad.

This is a big income potentials for a country which only had .02% of the world’s floriculture industry share.

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Mr. Zacarias Sarian – PHSI honorary member

Mr. Zacarias’ Zac ” Sarian is a respected journalist , farmer and Ramon Magsaysay awardee .

He retold some interesting stories of people who got successful in growing plants . There was one who grows pinsarai/ pinasaray and keeps on propagating the ornamental plant . The growers started with few mother plants and only released then the plant had grown big. This had attracted some niche clientele.

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Mr. Niel ” Boyet ” Ganigan

Del Monte, Philippines is one of the major sponsors of the event, The company will have several cooking demonstrations during the show.

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There will also scheduled walking tour on exhibits, pocket events, on the spot painting contests, terrarium set-up , flower arrangements, acoustic nights, installation art, daily raffles and street dancing from several Quezon City public schools.

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Participants were delighted to have been served light snacks which consists of pancit puti sa kinsay at kamias, meat ball with noodles, fried banana heart, turon with hibiscus tea and camote juice. This was courtesy of Tita Baby de Leon ( resident caterer of the organization)

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 online media writers, social media influencers and PHSI for a souvenir photo

Special Mention

Special mention is the interesting flower arrangement by King Louis Flowers and Ornamental, My Mothers’ Garden by Mr. Vincent Ferrer for the Belly Pots, Ms. Tiffany Cham for the Terrarium and Aquascape , Professor Serapion Metilla for the bonsai display. Shitaba Tea from Mrs. Adela Ang , Cora Mina, Manila Bulletin and GMA online

Those interested in getting stalls or a guided tour within the exhibition area , try to call 0917-712-6392 or 577-5234 Ms. Angel ( SECRETARIAT)

 

 

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Horticulture Oktoberfest 2017 Show

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Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. in partnership with Quezon City government, Quezon Memorial Circle administration will be having a 4 day show with the focus on cacti, succulents and ornamental from October 12 to 15, 2017 .

The site will be at the Flower Garden of Hardin ng mga Bulaklak area facing East Avenue .

Join the competition on Dish gardens , Cactus and Succulents,Ornamental,Terrariums  and there will also a commercial trade bazaar with different plant sellers.

For inquiries , Please call 0927-5600140 Ms. Angel

 

HortiKultura Filipina 2018

Philippine Horticultural Society Incorporated in partnership with Quezon City government , Quezon City Memorial Circle administration will be hosting HortiKultura 2018 from February 3 to 11, 2018

 

For exhibitors, sponsors , event partners will be announce soon. There is an active Phsi FB for those who wanted to get information about the show and exhibition.

There will be an organized tour which will be composed of bloggers, media and students on February 3, 2018 saturday from 8:00 am until past 12noon.

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 .

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

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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

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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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