Highlights of the Flora Filipina 2019 Opening

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.

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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.

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lion dancers

There were cultural performers dancing popular Filipino folk dances. International delegates, members, invited guests were serenaded with Filipino music.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The orchid landscape exhibit also use some old drift woods finished with bermuda grass and white pebbles.

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orchid landscape exhibit

This orchid landscape exhibit won second place at the competition.

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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.

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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.

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Palawan landscape exhibit

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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.

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ornamental landscape

The plants included some Paphiopedilum haynaldianum with dozens of flowers, Dischidias, bromeliads,anthuriums, Alcantarea imperialis, Alcantarea odorata, Tillandsias , Dracenas, Begonias and Aglaonema hybrids.

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multi-awarded winning landscape exhibit

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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

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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.

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AquaCircle 2019 Fish and Pet Show

Pet City  together with Buhay Flower Horn, Arowana Owners Club of the Philippines in cooperation with Quezon Memorial Circle, Office of the Vice Mayor and other participating organization presents to the general public a fish and pet show.

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The 5 -day event will be held from February 20 to 24, 2019 at the Aurora Garden, Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City.

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Participants includes Pinoy Angel Fish Society, Philippine Hamsters Owners Society, Majestic Wings Philippines among others.

There will be games, raffles and short talks during the duration of the show.

 

Schedule of Flora Filipina 2019 Conference

Flora Filipina 2019 Conference is one on the parallel event that the Philippine Orchid Society in partnership with Quezon City government, Quezon Memorial Circle management, Department of Tourism, Department of Agriculture with sponsorship from Del Monte, Philippines, Villar Sipag Foundation, Allied Botanical Corporation and Manila Bulletin as one of the media partners.

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I have posted an article few months ago, with an old poster. There will also a commercial bazaar area, exhibition, conference and farm tours.

There will be a special opening on February 23, 2019 which is for members of the society, invited guests , foreign delegates and special media accredited invites.

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This will be followed by a 3-day scientific conference with the theme “Achieving Global Competency in Floriculture” from February 24 to 26 at the Brentwood Suites,Brentwood Suites, #6 Dr. G. Garcia Street, Barangay Paligsahan, Quezon City 1003 Philippines.

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Three main groups of the exhibition and conference includes the Bonsai and Suiseki, Boungainvillea and the Floriculture Industry.

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There will be a special package rate of Php 6,500 if one is planning to attend the 3-day event with inclusive of handouts, morning and afternoon snacks. lunch and certificate of attendance.

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Bonsai and Suiseki – Php 1,300 Early Bird Rates / Php 1,500 Regular

Boungainvillea -Php 1,500 Early Bird Rates / Php 2,000 Regular

Floriculture Industry -Php 2,500 Early Bird Rates / Php 3,000 Regular

Try to call any of the contact information at the e-poster from 8:00 am till 5:00 pm Mondays to Saturdays.

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Contact Persons: Miss Jenny F. Rivera / Mr. Jiffy Alegre POS Secretariat

Roving Landline( +632)  957-35-24 Cellphone  (+63) 917-8485468 / (+632) 929-44-25 /  Email: philorchidsociety@gmail.com

Office Address1: Quezon City Hall Orchidarium Area / Lagoon Area Garden, East Avenue corner Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City

Office Address 2: Unit 209 Delsa Mansion, 44 Scout Borromeo corner Scout Torrillo Streets, Barangay South Triangle 1103 Quezon City.

Note: For those who wanted to visit the exhibition area, There will be a minimal entrance fees of Php 50.00 general public and Php 40.00 for students, senior citizens and PWD with valid ID’.

There are daily lectures, talks and program which starts at 2:00pm

 

Flora Filipina 2019 International Show

Flora Filipina 2019 is an international gardening event organized by the Philippine Orchid Society in close partnership with Quezon Memorial Circle administration, Quezon City government, Department of Tourism, Department of Agriculture, Villar Sipag and other affiliated plant societies.

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Flora Filipina 2019 poster

Other partner organization also includes Del Monte, Philippines and Manila Bulletin.

The first one was staged at the historic San Ignacio Church ruins and clam shell pavilion within Intramuros in 2006, followed by 2009 within Quezon Cityhall sunken lagoon, then at Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( HB Flower Garden ) in 2012 and 2015.

This will be the 5th time that Flora Filipina will be held from February 22 to March 5, 2019. 2019 theme is ” Discover the Philippine Greening Economy

Highlights of the 2019 Flora Filipina Exposition

1.) Trade Bazaar– 100 to 120 trade bazaar stalls by plant sellers and growers from different parts of the country.

2.) Landscape Exhibition ( orchids, ornamental plants, cacti and succulents, bonsai, ikebana-ikenobo, freestyle flower arrangement, urban vertical garden, herbs and flowering annuals on display

3.) Individual Plant and Orchid competition – the public can have a chance to see the award winning plants and orchids.

4.) Horticultural Farm and Heritage tours– there will be some organized tours within Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

5.) International Conference– local and international guest speakers in different field of expertise will be there to share their experiences and present their papers.

6.) Tourism – There are between 10,000 to 15,000 visitors expected to come and visit 5th International Flora Filipina 2019 exposition in Quezon City.

7.) Daily Lectures and Talks– There will be some daily lectures and seminars to be conducted at the show site.

Note: Based on the 2015 Flora Filipina Exposition- There was a minimal entrance fees of  Php 50 general public and Php 30 for students, senior citizens and people with disabilities. 

The lectures/ seminar series is not yet posted, conference venue and speakers is still to be posted.

Contact Persons : Ms. Jenny F. Rivera or Mr. Jiffy Alegre ( Philippine Orchid Society Secretariat) 0917-8485468 / 929-44-25 / 957-35-24

Office Address: Quezon Cityhall Sunken Garden and  Unit 209 Delsa Mansion, 44 Scout Borromeo corner Scout Torrillo Streets, Barangay South Triangle 1103 ( by appointment) 

 

 

 

Cactus Fiesta Fair 3

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CACTUS FIESTA FAIR 3 – Schedule of Lectures

The Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines, Inc. (CSSPI) invites all of you to its CACTUS FIESTA FAIR 3 happening on May 4 to 6, 2018 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Runnex Elevated Garden, Quezon Memorial Circle.

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Whether you are an expert grower or a novice – or are just thinking of starting up the hobby – there is something for you at this event. Learn the basics of growing and caring for your cactus and succulents from CSSPI President Lino Rom, and for the experts out there, learn how to propagate your plants by Mr. Ray Ong’s lecture on Tissue Culture.

The first 100 guests will get free plants when you attend Sir Lino’s lecture on Saturday afternoon.

Among the Sellers:

Lino Rom Collection
*Arid and Aroids
*Xerophile by Mark Spitzer
*Caudex Obsession by Amy Lastimosa
*Succulent Cottage by Aireen Bernal
*Cactus Village
*The Cactus Experiment by Ronald Panelo
*Lyhfra Garden
*Plantaholic Garden by Savanah Lamsen
*Camille Cactilents
*RJ Cactus & Succulents by Rubiejean Rimando
*Concrete Jungle by Botchie and Jayvee
*Nonoy Sionosa & Lily Tan
*Miguel Syyap & Yony Ysky
*Soysoy Palma
*Greenyields
*Mary Ann Pontanos

Meet and greet your favorite sellers and other enthusiasts! Ask questions, get your answers!

For more information about this event, Please visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CSSPI2010/