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Cactus and Succulent Dish Gardening Making Workshop at Grow and Show

On-the-Spot Cactus and Succulent Dish Garden Making Workshop and Competition

When: October 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Where: Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife, Diliman, QC


(Photo courtesy of Compact Greenery)

Watch and learn as our Dish Garden expert Mr. Wilson Angel show you how to create stunning dish gardens to suit your fancy.

Immediately after the workshop, an On-the-Spot Dish Garden competition follows.

Here are the simple rules for the competition:

1. This is OPEN TO ALL

2. Participants should bring their own materials (container, plants, accessories, soil mix, etc)

3. Plants to be used are cactus and succulents only, no artificial plants. Participants may use dish garden accessories such as natural rocks or driftwoods.

4. The size of the container should NOT exceed 8 inches in inside diameter and only up to 4 inches deep.

5. There are no limit as to the number of entries per participant.

Announcement of winners and awarding follow in the afternoon.

1st Prize – P700 plus Plaque
2nd Prize – P300 plus Plaque
3rd Prize – P200 plus Plaque


Grow and Show Monthly Bazaar from October 19 to 21, 2018

Philippine Horticultural Society in partnership with Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Biodiversity Management Bureau and Manila Bulletin presents to the general public the monthly bazaar and trade show from October 19 to 21, 2018 at the main gate and visitor’s area of the Ninoy Aquino Park and Wildlife and Rescue Center in Quezon City.


This month’s bazaar will showcase different kinds of edible figs, adeniums, orchids, tillandsia, bromeliads, cacti, succulents, flowering trees, herbs, hanging plants among others from about 60 stall holders.

Grow and Show Lecture Series

October 20, Saturday, 10:00 AM Creating Succulent Dish Gardens by Wilson Angel An On the Spot Dish Garden Competition will be held after the lecture.

Oct. 20 Saturday 2:00 PM Growing Orchid by Pres. Remy Rodis-Santelices of Paradise Orchids 1. Laboratory Production; 2. Farm Production and 3. Marketing

October 21, Sunday 10:00 AM Breeding Aloes by PHSI Sec Boyet Ganigan

Tillandsia Competition open for all: 1. Bulbous Species 2. Bulbous Hybrids 3. ArteCulture: Tilly frames.

The bazaar will start from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

There are two entrances, one is at Quezon Avenue and another one is at North Avenue entrance.

Those who might be interested in joining the next plant bazaar, Try to contact Ms. Angel -PHSI Secretariat -0917-798-1317

Note: Entrance fees at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife is Php 15 for students and senior citizens with valid Id’s, Php 30 general public . 

Creative Ideas from Farmer’s Garden

Farmer’s Garden is a haven for plant lovers that are living within Cubao area. There are about two dozen stalls which sells different kinds of plants, cacti, succulents, water plants, tillandsia, ferns, roses, orchids and ornamental plants.


The mood is very festive as the Christmas season usher in more buyers.


cacti and succulents at Php 25.00 per pot

 Farmer’s garden is beehive for cacti and succulent wholesalers and retailers. Some stall holders would put plastic animals to and create some interesting landscape works. One can use their creativity on how to present plants, orchids or cacti in interesting containers or attractive potteries.


crotons and rhapis palm

Croton or San Francisco plant and Rhapis palm are also making a big comeback.


African violets

African violets are also called Saintpaulias, these are popular indoor flowering plants.



Ashitaba scientifically called Angelica keiskei, commonly known under the Japanese name of ashitaba, literally “tomorrow’s leaf”. This grows at slightly higher elevations like Tagaytay, Lipa, Baguio, Benguet. This is the real ashitaba.



These are hybrid roses which bears large flowers and are mostly grown in higher elevations.


Dendrobium hybrids

Dendrobium hybrids are also popular among backyard growers and as live potted flowering plants. The flowers last between 2 to 3 weeks.


Dendrobium hybrids


ornamental pineapples

These ornamental pineapples are used as center table accents, for flower arrangements or centerpiece items. The colorful fruits are attractive and can last for several weeks. However these are not edible.


different types of tillandsia and orchids for sale


groot as an accent


corn plant

 Corn plant or Dracena sanderiana variegata is another popular indoor or good luck plant.


Tillandsia ionantha variety stricta


Tillandsia ionantha variety Druid and Tillandsia andreana

Tillandsia ionantha variety Druid develops a peach color rather than the red.  Tillandsia andreana is another species that comes from Colombia and was introduce into the country some 10 years ago. It’s leaves can also have a pink tinge to them, which is actually a sign the plant is about to bloom.


using bottles as creative way of presenting air plants


Ruah’s Garden

Most of the plant stall holders are open between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, but some cacti and succulent stalls wholesalers would open a little bit earlier, especially when their new supplies would be unloaded.

Farmer’s Garden is near Araneta Center, PUV terminal, MRT 3- Araneta Center.



Highlights of the Secret Life of Pet Show at Eton Centris

Juan Love Pets in partnership with Eton Centris, SMART Communications, Pet Plus Global Marketing, Pet One, Vitabeef, Parking Bees and Smartheart.


Majestic Wings ( Philippines )

Majestic Wings- Philippines got the ” Best Pet Group ” with lots of members attending the event. They had a mini-demonstration on how to properly trained pet parrots and birds.


Kuya Kurt Ibañez  with sun conure parrots

Pet Groups and Organizations

The participants includes Ant Keepers Philippines, Philippine Rabbit Enthusiast Club, Van Flowerhorn, Fur Pets Ph, Dog Unleashed Philippines, Hamster Guy, Majestic Wings Philippines, Guinea Pig Lovers Philippines, Malabon Pride Bullies, Philippine Rabbit Enthusiast Club, Philippines Hamster Collections, Philippine Hamster Owners Society,Direk Hamstery JK, and Buhay Flowerhorn.


The bazaar and exhibits aims to provide the general public awareness of other pets like hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, ants, birds, flower horn among others.


a hobbyist with his hedgehog – This was a gift from his dentist 3 years ago

There is growing interest among the young, teenagers and adults which does not have large space but want to keep pets.


cockatiel and sun conure parrots


umbrella cockatoo


albino python


pet blessing

Siamese cat

The pet blessing started at around past 1:00 pm with a short prayer and the priest went around the stalls to bless the other pets. The participants were also given certificate for blessing of the animal after.


pet owners


guinea pigs


guinea pig


ant colonies


 samples of dog food


carmine- colored sugar glider


best dressed rabbit contest

The winner of the ” Best Dress Rabbit” was decided by voting on-line by the members of Philippine Rabbit Enthusiast Club FB group. The winner is a rabbit owned by Mr. Jeff Moral from San Mateo, Rizal province.


Mr. Justin de Leon

Another winner of the ” Fastest Grass Eater” went to Mr. Justin de Leon from Pampanga province.


hamster race contest

A short talk was given by members of Philippines Hamster Collections and Philippine Hamster Owners Society. There are three participants who took the challenge at the hamster racing contest.


Mr. Sean Nathaniel Bolaño winner of hamster race from San Juan City, Metro Manila

The winner got a special loot bag from the Pet One, a pair of Campbell hamster and hamster cage.


syrian hamsters


The hamster guy


Malabon Pride Bullies




Furry Pet PH

Furry Pet PH is an online specialty store for hamsters, rabbits and small mammals. They have bed, mattress and accessories. They also accepts made to order and customization.


premium meat for dog


plaque of appreciation

At the end of the event, pet groups, sponsors and donors were given a certificate of recognition by the organizers.


Smart Communications

This momentous event  highlighted the friendship and camaraderie among fellow pet owners, hobbyists and organizers of the event.

For more information about upcoming events and partnership : Please visit :

FB page : https://www.facebook.com/JuanPetStore/

Secret Life of Pets at Eton Walk

The JuanLoves Pets entitled “The Secret Life of Pets” present to you the Hamster Race for Dwarves. The Hamster Race for Dwarves participated by the hamster enthusiasts, hobbyists, lovers, keepers and breeders here in our country.

This is also in celebration the World Animal Day and feast of St. Francis of Assisi this coming September 30, 2018 (Sunday) at the Eton Centris Walk, Activity Area, Quezon Avenue. With the participation of Ant Keepers Philippines, Philippine Rabbit Enthusiast Club, Van Flowerhorn, Fur Pets Ph, Dog Unleashed Philippines, Hamster Guy, Majestic Wings Philippines, Guinea Pig Lovers Philippines, Malabon Pride Bullies, Philippine Hamster Owners Society, Philippines Hamster Collections, Direk Hamstery JK, and Buhay Flowerhorn. Together with their pet to exhibit on one day event.

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Campbell Dwarf Hamster, Winter White Hamster and Roborovski Hamster ONLY.

Registration starts at 10:00AM. There will be a lot of activities that spice your day.

To give more excitement of the event, sponsors giving the best product lines for our pets like Pet Plus Global Marketing, Pet One, Vitabeef and Smartheart. To make the event most out of it, we have the Parking Bees powered by Smart Communications, this give you faster parking booking in town.


Grow and Show Plant Bazaar Talk from September 21,22 and 23, 2018

Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. in partnership with Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Management Bureau , Department of Natural Resources and together with Manila Bulletin presents to the visiting public the Grow and Show Plant Bazaar. The bazaar also features interesting topics and lectures series.

grow and show bazaar.jpg

The original date of the plant bazaar was moved from September 14, 15 and 16 to September 21, 22 and 23, 2018 because of the typhoon and bad weather.

There are over 50 plant booth selling different items from figs trees, mangoes, tillandsia, orchids, ferns, bromeliads, cacti and succulents, herbs among others.

September 22, 2018, Saturday 10:30 AM
–“Giving the Oomph: Cactus and Succulent Staging and Grooming for the Showtable by Mr. RON APOSTOL

September 22, 2018, Saturday 12:30 PM
–” Tilly ArteCulture” by Ms. DOREEN DOFITAS
Materials can be purchased onsight but Attendees may bring their own tillandsias, mounting base, accessories etc.

The Philippine Tillandsia Society Inc. with the organizers of Grow and Show will also be hosting causal competitions for the following:(Open to All)
1) Tillandsia Ionantha Competition.
There will be 2 categories : Ionantha Species and Ionantha Hybrids. There will be 1 winner for each category to receive a trophy, Php 500.00 cash and an ionantha species for the Sp. category and an Ionantha hybrid for the Hybrid category. Registration starts at 10 AM – 2 PM. Voting will be 60 % by judge’s scoring and 40 % by popular votes. Awarding will be at 5:00 PM that same day. No limit on the number of entries. No entry fee.
2) Best Tillandsia Staging
Tillandsias are versatile so it can be staged in a thousand and one ways. bring over and register your staged Tillandsias and get a chance to win a trophy, Php 500.00 and a pack of accessories.

Highlights at the Aquacon 2018 at U.P. Town Center

Acquacon 2018 had a successful 3 day event from September 7, 8 and 9, 2018 at  the University of the Philippines- Town Center phase 2 activity area, in Quezon City.


 phase 2 activity center

Among the participants of the event included Philippine Flowerhorn Organization
Philippine Hamster Owner’s Society, Philippine Bichir Brotherhood, Rizal Fishkeepers Club, PMRAS – Philippine Marine and Reef Aquarium Society
Arowana Keepers Philippines, Arowana Owners Club Philippines, United Fish Club Philippines (UFCPh) among others.


artificial coral with clown fish


NorthFin fish food ( products posted at their FB page)

NorthFin booth gave some small packs of fish food ( 20 grams ) to fish hobbyist who attended the event.


Pet World

Pet World specializes on pet food, accessories and other items with 2 stores in SM Megamall and SM North EDSA.


flowerhorn exhibit

Flowerhorn cichlids are ornamental aquarium fish noted for their vivid colors and the distinctively shaped heads for which they are named.  They are treated as pet and can recognize the owners who feeds them. There was a flowerhorn craze few years ago that some prized specimen can fetch a handsome figure.


flower horn

There was a flower horn exhibition and contest, unfortunately the secretariat was not able to send the author the list of winners.


JuanLoves Pet store and PHOS

Among the cute and adorable pet hamsters were exhibited by Juan Loves Pet Store and PHOS members.


University of the Philippines

I arrived at the venue place past 3:00 pm last September 8 after going to an event held at the Fisher Mall.  Took 2 rides from (Fisher Mall)  Quezon Avenue to PHILCOA, then a short ride from PHILCOA to University of the Philippines.


secretariat area

The secretariat area also sells some limited edition shirts and tickets for the raffle. At the end of the 3 day event, several winners were announced via their Fb page.



The winners of the raffle was posted last September 11, 2018 at their FB event page.

Special Raffle Winners

Grand Prize Winner of Black Diamond Stingray from Sir Toffer Lipana = tix. no. 0036 – Jayson Versoza

2nd Prize Winner of Gilled Lung Fish from Aquatic Imports = tix. no. 0543 – Eiffel Diaz (claimed)

3rd Prize Winner of Daristo RTG from Sam’s Lagoon Pet Shop = tix. no. 0026 – Micaela Carreon

4th Prize Winner of American Tiger from Sir John Christian Manikis = tix. no. 0166 – Chona Vergel

5th Prize Winner of Irwini Catfish fron Fish Yard 43 = tix. no. 0388 – Charrise Walo

6th Prize Winner of American Tiger from Sir John Christian Manikis = tix. no. 0147 – Jezreel Malapit

7th Prize Winner of 3feet Drawer Type Filter from AIM Petshop = tix. no. 0590 – Bigs Tuazon

8th Prize Winner of Hybrid Stingray from Sir Louie Ang = tix. no. 0042 – Jared Umengan

9th Prize Winner of Silver Arowana from E’s&R Fish Sala = tix. no. 0135 – Dan Gonzales

10th Prize Winner of 3D Background from Sir Angel “Fish Guru” Ampil = tix. no. 0120 – Jerome Dominguez (claimed)

11th Prize Winner of Silver Arowana from E’s&R Fish Sala = tix. no. 0049 – Eiffel Diaz

Special Prizes

12th Prize Winner of Yorkshire Terrier from Dogs Unleashed Philippines = tix. no. 0544 – Hardy Peque (claimed)

13th Prize Winner of Stingray from Sir Dexter Barreto = tix. no. 0059  Lloyd Ryan-

14th Prize Winner of Pair Winter White Hamster from JUANder Pet Store and PHOS = tix. no. 0501 – Ma. Doreen Cuenza

Note: The author was invited by JuanLovesPet Store and some fish hobbyist group