Flora Filipina 2019 which is a project by the Philippine Orchid Society in partnership with Quezon City government, Department of Tourism, Department of Agriculture with media partner Manila Bulletin had a grand opening held at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden) area within Quezon Memorial Circle.
international and Filipino delegates ( photo credit Mr. Norberto Bautista)
The opening was capped with a ribbon cutting ceremony around past 4:00 pm. Lion dancers with drum beaters paving a post Chinese New Year vibe at the opening.
There were cultural performers dancing popular Filipino folk dances. International delegates, members, invited guests were serenaded with Filipino music.
Allied Botanical Corporation landscape exhibit
Allied Botanical Corporation or simply called ABC presented a beautiful landscape exhibit using their popular flowering annuals, marigolds and sunflowers.
Malvarosa landscape exhibit
The landscape exhibits have several flowering gerberas, marigolds, aglaonemas, tropical foliages, Phalaenopsis hybrid orchids, Rhyncostylis gigantea, strap leaf vandas, Dendrobiums and BLC type hybrids.
cacti and succulent landscape exhibit ( third place)
This landscape exhibit showcases several variegated agaves, tillandsias and succulent plants. This landscape carefully used some upscale material from old wooden window panels, and utility poles among others.
Mrs. Evangeline ” Vangie” Go landscape exhibit
Mrs. Evangeline ” Vangie” Go orchid landscape exhibit booth won several awards. The award also includes ” Best Orchid Landscape ” award.
The orchid landscape exhibit included different orchid species and hybrids. Among the gorgeous blooming Dendrobium anosmum ( sanggumays), Vanda lamellata, Vanda lamellata var. boxallii, yellow and reddish flowering cattleya hybrids, strap leaf vandas. oncidiums and Epidendrums hybrids.
Grammtophyllum multiflorum variety citrinum
Grammatophyllum multiflorum variety citrinum have hundreds of greenish yellow flowers that is a big head turner at the landscape exhibit area.
side portion of the landscape exhibit ( photo courtesy of Mr. Jaime Chua)
The accents included old capiz window panels, wooden doors and old ceramic vases.
The orchid landscape exhibit also use some old drift woods finished with bermuda grass and white pebbles.
orchid landscape exhibit
This orchid landscape exhibit won second place at the competition.
orchid landscape # 5
This orchid landscape exhibit was executed by Ms. Rona Latorre use different kinds of strap leaf vandas, oncidiums, cattleyas, Phalaenopsis orchids, ferns and old logs. This won third place in the orchid landscape exhibit.
Indonesian themed orchid landscape ( photo courtesy of Mr. Jaime Chua)
This landscape exhibit was executed by Mr. Rudy T. Mintarto, Mr.Bagus Asharnanto and Mr.Win. They used several cut-flower orchid varieties, wooden face mask, head gear and costumes from Indonesia.
Palawan landscape exhibit
ornamental landscape exhibit #13
Mr. Godofredo ” Fred” Salud is the person behind this award winning “Best Ornamental Landscape” exhibit booth. He is also the person behind the Solaire Resort and Casino gorgeous lobby landscape.
The plants included some Paphiopedilum haynaldianum with dozens of flowers, Dischidias, bromeliads,anthuriums, Alcantarea imperialis, Alcantarea odorata, Tillandsias , Dracenas, Begonias and Aglaonema hybrids.
multi-awarded winning landscape exhibit
award winning plants with large blue ribbons
Alcantarea imperialis c.v.” rubra”- Best Variegated Ornamental Plant, best Cultured Ornamental Plant and Best Ornamental Plant in Show- owned and exhibited by Mr. Godofredo ” Fred” Salud
Mrs. Delia and Mr.Bong Pionela ornamental landscape exhibit
Mr. Bong Pineda executed this lovely landscape which used several flowering guzmanias, bromeliads, crotons, foxtail palms, ferns, flowering bougainvilleas and Tillandisa usneoides.
Mrs. Delia Pionela posing for a souvenir shot ( photo credit Mrs. Delia Pionela)
Alcantarea imperialis c.v .” julietta” – Best Bromeliad in Flora Filipina 2019
For those who wish to visit the exhibit area, There is a minimal entrance fees of Php 50.00 for the general public and Php 30.00 for students, senior citizens and pwd’s with valid ID’s
Exhibit areas is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Flora Filipina International Exposition is until March 5, 2019.
Note: Photo credits Mr. Jaime Chua, Mrs. Delia Pionela, Mr. Norberto Bautista and the author