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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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).

 

 

List of Big Winners at HortiKultura Filipina 2018 Show

Philippine Horticultural Society in partnership with Quezon City government , Quezon City Memorial Circle administration , Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Agriculture with sponsors like Del Monte Philippines, MDS Godspeed Exhibit Company, Uratex , Manila Bulletin, San Miguel , NutriAsia, King Louis , East West Seed Company, Allied Botanical Corporation, Harbest Agriculture Company among others had extended the exhibit and trade fair for a few more days.

There will be a few days extension for those planning buy plants for valentine’s day and chinese new year like cacti, succulents, flowering orchids , green foliage plants which are auspicious during this season.

Here are the list of the potted plant winners

1. Best in Aroids – Variegated
Anthurium “White & Green”
by Kenneth Cruz;

2. Best in Cycads – Dioon Edule by
Prof. Serapion Metilla

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3. Best in Bromeliads – Bromeliad
Species by Mac Pagsolingan;

4. Best in Ferns & Fern Allies –
Asplenium Nidus by Lardy Abundo;

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5. Best in Orchids – Bulbophyllum by
Ruth Conde

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6. Best in Variegated and Mutants –
Schefflera Tupidanthus by Dankin’s
Garden

7. Best in Foliage – Ginger Alpinia
Regosa by Yuyung La’O

8. Best in Phil. Native Species –
Coelogyne Pandurata by Ruth Conde

9. Best in Cacti – Mamillaria Bocasana
cv “Fred” by Boyet Ganigan;

10. Best in Succulents – Adenia
Venenata by Lily Ann Tan

SPECIAL AWARDS:

*BEST IN CACTI & SUCCULENTS
“CSSPI Pres. Emeritus Adoracion
Bernabe Cup”
Winner: Lily Ann Tan

*BEST PLANT IN SHOW – Schefflera
Tupidanthus by Dankin’s Garden

Credit- List of plant posted from Philippine Horticultural Society FB page.

72nd Annual Orchid and Bonsai Show

Philippine Orchid Society will be hosting their 72nd Annual Orchid and Bonsai show  from March 9 to 19,2018 at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak, Quezon Memorial Circle , Quezon City. This year’s theme is: “Orchid Fantasies and Bonsai Grandeur”.

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Orchids, ornamental and bonsai trees enthusiasts can expect a bigger and more impressive show at Philippine Orchid Society’s Orchid and Bonsai Show which will be held on March 9 to 19, 2018. With plentiful flowering orchids and bonsai trees on display at Quezon Memorial Circle (Flower Garden – entrance East Avenue Gate, just across the Quezon City Hall), Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City.

Philippine Orchid Society members :
The first general membership monthly meeting for the year will be held on January 20 (Saturday), 2018, 2:00 pm onward at the QC/POS Botanical Garden in Quezon City Hall Compound – Lagoon, Elliptical Road corner East Avenue, Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City. We will be introducing to all our newly elected officers and try to hear from them their projected program for us for the next two years.

Our agenda will also include our upcoming Annual Orchid and Garden Show and short lecture discussion of Philippine Orchid Species in bloom for this season.

Please don’t forget to bring your blooming orchids for the show and tell or even your problematic plants for diagnosis of the orchid expert present.