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9th National Bonsai and Suiseki Exhibition 2019

Bonsai and Suiseki Alliance of the Philippines, Inc. (BSAPI) cordially invites you to its 9th National Bonsai and Suiseki Exhibition and Competition from APRIL 26 to MAY 6,2019 at Quezon City Memorial Circle (QCMC).

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There will be hundreds of tropical bonsai trees in their summer splendor. More than 200 viewing stones are also expected to grab your attention.

Workshop and  will be held at QCX Museum.

For inquiries : 0917-5200121 / 0917-7944435/ 0945-2209970

 

 

 

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Commercial Stalls at Flora Filipina 2019

Commercial stalls and plant traders are the primary life blood of any trade shows. One can buy and purchase some orchids, plants, fertilizers, pots among others at the Flora Filipina 2019.

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Flora Filipina International 2019 Exposition

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Ramgo International

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Davao Adenium

Davao Adenium sells an array of tillandsias and ornamental plants.

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different kinds of Tillandsia for sale

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delegates from India

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carnivorous plants

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Ecuagenera-Ecuador

Ecuagenera-Ecuador is one of the international sellers at the expo. Within few hours after opening, most of their stocks were bought by Filipino plant and orchid collectors.

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Mabuhay Orchids

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Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica

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African violets

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Antero’s Garden

Antero’s Garden had a different array of ornamental plants, crotons, cacti and flowering orchids at their stall.

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Grammatophyllum multiflorum variety citrinum

Grammatophyllum multiflorum variety citrinum was the eye candy at this booth. The orchid with flowers were initially selling for Php 6,500 then Php 4,500, towards the end of the show it was sold to a well-known orchid trader for Php 1,500 per orchid with flowers. The orchid trader is shipping the orchids to the United States.

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kalanchoe with different colors

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Portulaca grandiflora hybrids

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Dendrobium thyrsiflorum

Ms. Vet Salvanera – Sells a variety of Philippine native orchids, Indonesian, Thailand orchids species.

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African violets

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Ten Shin Gardens- Taiwan

Ten Shin Gardens from Taiwan is another popular booth at the Flora Filipina 2019.  The company had started an online promo which gives 10% discount on all their orchids to all those who pre-order. Towards the end of the expo, the company even lowered some of the orchids on sale ( much to the delight of the buyers).

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Unigreen Booth

Unigreen Booth is another popular stall, They sells different ornamental plants, cacti, succulents and ferns.

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cacti and succulents

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white bougainvilleas

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variegated sansevieria

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rain lilies

Mr. Glanz Ang bred over 35 different kinds of rain lilies.  There is a growing demand for these flowering plants.

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Mr. Glanz Ang from Cagayan de Oro

Mr. Glanz Ang from Cagayan de Oro City sells different kind of variegated  sansevieria, bromeliads and rain lilies.

Contact : 09177061838

Flora Filipina 2019 exhibits and trade show is until March 5, 2019.

 

 

Bougainvillea Extravaganza at Flora Filipina 2019

Bougainvilleas are flowering plants is a genus of thorny ornamental vines, bushes. The country is fortunate that we have a lot of old cultivar varieties and the flowering shrub was introduced during the Spanish colonial era.

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There are several plant stalls which specializes on this flowering plants. Some of the sellers are from Bulacan, Nueva Ecija and Rizal provinces.

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Several varieties and cultivars had been bred for the past several decades not only in the country but as well as other ASEAN countries ( particularly Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia).

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bougainvilleas , potteries and jars  for sale

We went to this booth and the seller told us that they are lucky to have brisk sales. Their three bougainvillea ( bonsai ) were reserved by an unidentified buyer. The  buyer already made a down payment few minutes before we came.

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The flowering  bougainvillea had a handsome price tag. This also have an interesting shape.

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garden set with several blooming bougainvillea cultivars

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The flowering shrub is quite popular in several latin American countries, Florida and parts of tropical Asia. I have invited three other blogger friends, but they did not stayed long at the site.

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Bougainvillea Extravaganza exhibit and commercial booths

There were about a dozen of so commercial and exhibit- The nice news is that the public will not shell out Php 50 and Php 30 entrance fees. Since this is a commercial trade fair and exhibit. Where almost anything on exhibit are for sale.

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commercial exhibit

Our group was approached by a seller and told us that even the potted plants and accents are for sale.

Try to visit Flora Filipina 2019 Expo. The show is until March 5, 2019.

Top 12 Pretty Orchids Spotted at Flora Filipina 2019

Flora Filipina International Exposition 2019 is a show with hundreds of native orchids, orchids from other countries and orchid hybrids.

12 Pretty and Award Winning Orchids Spotted at the Show

Here are some of the award winning orchids and the pretty ones, They were exhibited at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden) within Quezon Memorial Circle facing East Avenue entrance.

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1.) Best Fragrant OrchidDendrobium anosmum cv Touch of Class – grown and exhibited by Mr. Glanz Ang of Cagayan De Oro.

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2. ) Best PaphiopedilumPaphiopedilum haynaldianum -grown and exhibited by Mr. Godofredo “Fred” Salud. The orchid species also won Best in Show; Best Other Genera (Sympodial) ; Best Paphiopedilum Alliance; Best Philippine Orchid Species.

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Cattlianthe  Candy Ball ” Ruby Red”

3.) Best CattleyaCattlianthe Candy Ball ” Ruby Red”  grown and exhibited by Mr. Jaime Chua of Cebu. ( photo courtesy of Mr. Jaime Chua)

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4.) Best Cultured PlantGrammatophyllum multiflorum variety citrinum grown and exhibited Mrs. Evangeline “Vangie” Go – There are also some orchid species at the commercial bazaar area.

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Best Vanda Orchid

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5.)  Best Vanda OrchidVanda lamellata x Vanda Tienchai,exhibitor: FIDI

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6.) Best Phalaenopsis Orchid –Doritaenopsis Ching Hua Spring x Golden Poeker by Blooms and Greens exhibited by Dra. Olivia Sanchez

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7.) Vanda lamellata cultivar variety debutante– This was spotted in one of the exhibit booth. The variety had bigger flowers and can be use for breeding hybrids.

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8.) Grammatophyllum measuresianum – This is one of our native orchid species blooming during this time of the year. The orchid species was described in 1889.

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9.) Best Foreign SpeciesDendrobium capituliforum is an orchid species found in New Guinea these occur in coastal areas and in some parts of Solomon Islands.

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10 .) Phalaenopsis hieroglyphicaThis orchid species was spotted in one of the commercial stall area. A rich orchid collector reportedly bought almost the entire stock.  Another plant with flowers had been spotted within the exhibit area and won a blue ribbon.

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11.) Vanda Kultana Fragrance X Vanda luzonica – This orchid hybrid won second prize. This is more free flowering in the lowlands compared its parents.

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12.) Ascocentrum aurantiacum subspecies philippinense– This was recently reclassified under genus Vanda. This is a lovely small flowering orchid species with bright yellow or orange flowers.

The show is until March 5, 2019 and covered three exhibition sites, Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( HB Garden / Flower Garden), Runnex Elevated Garden ( Bonsai and Natural Stone exhibit ) and Walkway Area facing East Avenue ( Bougainvillea and Commercial stalls)

There is a minimal entrance fees of Php 50 for the general public and Php 30 for students, senior citizens and people with disabilities ( with Id’s)

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Schedule of Lectures and Talks at Flora Filipina 2019

There will be daily lectures and talks from experts in the field of orchids, plants, cacti, ferns, flower arrangements and fertilization at the Flora Filipina 2019.

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The event was organized by Philippine Orchid Society Inc. in partnership with Quezon City government, Quezon City Memorial Administration, Department of Agriculture, Department of Tourism and with media partner Manila Bulletin.

The daily lecture/ talk will start from February 27 to March 5, 2019. This is to pave way for the 3- day conference that the society is hosting.

Schedule of Daily Lectures/ Talks and Seminar ( starts at 2:00 pm)

February 27 Basic Orchid Growing- Mr. Andres “Jun” Golamco Jr.

February 28 Cacti and Succulent Propagation – Mr. Lino Rom

March 1 Introduction to Native Trees- Ms. Cel Tungol

March 2 New Trends in Flower Arrangement- Floral Designers’ Circle of the Philippines

March 3 Fern Gardening in the Philippines -Mr. Anthony Arbias

March 4 Controlling Pest and Diseases in Orchid -Mr. Norberto Bautista

March 5 Sowing and Planting Enchanting Flowers in Pots- Allied Botanical Corporation

Venue of the talks/ lecture will at the pavilion area in Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden) within Quezon Memorial Circle facing East Avenue entrance.

Since the venue of the lecture and seminar is inside the exhibit area- There is a minimal entrance fees of Php 50 general public and Php 30 for students, senior citizens and people with disabilities with valid Id’s ( as mandated by law).