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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, La Colina Adorada ,Camille Bernabe ,My Mothers Garden by Vincent Ferrer , tokens by Luntian Sining of Norma Villanueva, Arids and Aroids, Ashitaba Tea by Adela Ang , Cora Mina by Zayra Bulaean,   Ms. Tiffany Cham for the Terrarium and Aquascape , Professor Serapion Metilla for the bonsai display. 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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Orchids and Plants Christmas Bazaar at UP Town Center

The Philippine Orchid Society in cooperation with University of the Philippines town center will be having a Christmas Bazaar from November 16 to 19, 2017 at the UP Town Center, Parking Area.

FEATURING: ORCHIDS, ORNAMENTALS, BONSAI’S, CACTI & SUCCULENTS, FRUIT TREES, POTS, FERTILIZERS, GARDEN SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES, AND MANY MORE.

 

THERE WILL BE FREE LECTURES AT 2PM.

FOR MORE DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 09178485468

Contact Ms. Jenny F. Rivera- Office Secretary for more updates and stall rentals.

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71st Philippine Orchid Society’s Ornamental Plant Landscape Winners

There are several stunning ornamental plant exhibits at the  71st mid-year orchid and garden show organized by the Philippine Orchid Society.

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The big winners of the ornamental plant landscape competition included perennial winners Mr Manuel and Mrs. Susan Lee of Lee’s Bonsai Haven. The ” Best Ornamental Plant of the Show” a type of ficus also won first place.

They included their prized collection of bonsai and other fixtures.

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Mr. Rommel Perez vertical landscape and bonsai

Mr. Rommel Perez’s vertical landscape and miniature zen garden with bonsai garnered second place.

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Mr. Noel ” Botchie” Canicula

third place winner is the tandem of Mr. Noel ” Botchie” Canicula and Mr. Jayvee Agustin ( Concrete Jungle).

The tandem also won the following awards:

Best foliage –Alpina rugosa

Best Aroid/1st place – Alocasia nycteris

1st place Philodendron Patriceae

1st place Aglaonema Vangie Go

2nd Place Aglaonema hybrid

3rd Place Aglaonema snow white

3rd Place Anthurium hookerii variegated

 

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Mett’s Plant Art

Mett’s Plant Art used bonsai, variegated chico tree ,sapodilla or sapota , medinilla, ficus with Thai Buddhist head as additional accents in the landscape.

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Unigreen

Unigreen stunning vertical landscape with the use of indoor plants and different kinds of green colored hanging plants like Dischidia oiantha , Ophioglossum pendulum Linn., ( ribbon fern ) added to the overall beauty of the landscape.

 

Likha Exhibit at Fisher Mall

Likha Exhibit will be held at the Upper Ground Floor Event Center of the Fisher Mall in Quezon City from August 15 to 19, 2017 .

There will be  an Art Exhibit by the Grupo Sining Angono, and a Bonsai Exhibit by the Bonsai Institute of the Philippines and the Pasig Alliance of Bonsai Suiseki Enthusiast!

Admission is free! (Certain artworks may be purchased, upon negotiation with the artists.)

 

Homegrown Dishes at Inay Ag Pancit

Homegrown and regional noodles cuisines are served at Intay Ag Pancit . It is an old house built around 1969 on about 500 square meter lot in 51 Cenacle Drive, Sanville Subdivision near Fernwood Garden and near Visayas Avenue in Quezon City .

 

Intay Ag Pancit means ” Tara mag Pancit ” tayo in the local language . Ms. Bangs Zaldivar the proprietor envisioned their homegrown and well-loved pancit from Cagayan province and northern provinces of Ilocos .

The place is quite big since it used to be an old house an can accommodate between 40 to 60 people at any given time. The place is perfect for its rustic and natural light. One can also pre-book this place which is ideal for small family gathering, pre-wedding nuptial , seminar, workshop and corporate meetings.

The place had a soft opening about a month ago and had attracted clientele from as far as Novaliches, Fairview, Valenzuela, Marikina and nearby places.

Breakfast Meals

For those who wanted a taste of breakfast, They have a flavorful bangus meal at Php 129 , carabao tapa with rice and egg at Php 150 ( ideal for sharing and add additional rice)  , adobo with rice at Php 90 and longganisa meal with rice and scrambled egg with shredded longganisa meat for just Php 90

Different Types of Noodles from Cagayan

Pancit Cabagan–  cooked in pork broth, vegetables like carrots and cabbage, ground pork meat, lechon kawali with boiled chicken eggs. This noodle dish is best served hot and mixing calamansi sauce, soy sauce , vinegar , chopped white onions and for those who like spicy- chopped chilies.  The noodles are made from hand-pulled miki type noodles. According to some local culinary historians, The original dish was said to have come from Amoy, China . Local people from Cabangan, Isabela  province learn to adapt and changed some of the ingredients which are locally available .

The dish best shared between 2 to 3 person  ( Php 100 ) per serving .

Pancit Niladdit – hand-pulled flat type of egg noodles . This noodle dish originated from Lal-Lo, Cagayan province . The noodles are cooked in chicken broth with toppings of shredded chicken meat, dried shrimp ( hibi), chopped carrots, topped with onion rings . Best eaten with calamansi and soy sauce mixture.

The dish is best shared between 2 to 3 people ( Php 100) per serving.

Pancit Batil- Patong – It got its name from the way the ingredients are presented topping poach egg (patung) together a side serving of egg drop soup (batil) . The egg drop soup is normally poured on top of the noodles and served hot. It is accompanied with crushed chicharon ( pork rinds ) , mung bean sprouts,   lechon kawali and chopped spring onions.

The dish originate from Tuguegarao , Cagayan province. Side condiment of soy sauce, chopped  white onions, chili and calamansi typically accompanies the dish. ( Php 100 ) per serving.

I prefer the Pancit Cabagan and Pancit Nilaaddit compared to Pancit Batil -Patong

Viands

Igado – ( Php 199) strewed vegetable dish  , Crispy Dinuguan ( Php 199 ) Dinakdakan – Cagayan version of sisig ( Php 199) all meal viands can be shared between 2 to 4 people.

Snack/ Merienda

Intay ag Pancit also boasts of their vanilla bread pudding ( Php 120) per slice. chocolate cake ( Php 130 ) per slice and Kape A Bagas which is coffee made from rice ( Php 50) per cup.

How to Commute:

One can take a jeepney ride from SM North / Trinoma to Project 6 and Visayas Avenue ( Php 8.00 ) minimum fare and another tricycle ride going inside the Sanville Subdivision – Special fare cost Php 17.00 per head or Php 9.00 for 4 passengers ( There are tricycle station at Shell and 7/ 11 Convenient Store)

Address: 51 Cenacle Drive, Sanville Subdivision , Quezon City 

Operations: Everyday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm 

0917 871 8418, 0995-617-9725 ( Globe ) , 0908-618-5986 ( Smart )

 

Bonsai Innovation Opening at Quezon Memorial Circle

Bonsai and Suiseki Alliance of the Philippines Incorporated together with Quezon City , Quezon Memorial Circle , Del Monte , Philippines and affiliate plant organizations  held at around past 3:00pm near QCX Interactive Museum

international delegates, invited guests and members

There will be a 2 day seminar tomorrow from July 22 and 23 and July 29 and 30 ( with local and international speakers) bonsai exhibit, ikebana display and a trade fair bazaar at the Charito Plans garden which is just beside the famed QCX Museum near Commonwealth entrance.

Innovative Bonsai Talks at QCX Museum

Innovative Bonsai  are the main topic at the forthcoming Bonsai and Suiseki Alliance Show within the Quezon Memorial Circle . This is in partnership with Quezon City Memorial Circle administration, Quezon City government , Depertment of Tourism  and Del Monte, Philippines.

The seminars will unfold from July 22 to 23 and July 29 and 30 at the QCX Museum. There will be foreign and local speakers on bonsai topics . Commercial trade fair will be held at the nearby Planas Garden beside the QCX Museum.

Seminar Schedule / Fees : Php 1,000 for July 22 and 23, 2017 , Php 850 for July 29 and 30, 2017 . This includes, lunch , snacks and unlimited coffee .

Speakers

 

For details/inquiries call/pm Ms. Didith Luna Fulgencio 09499917205 or check website bonsai-ph.com