75th Philippine Orchid Society’s Bazaar at Quezon City Memorial Circle

Philippine Orchid Society‘s 75th annual orchid bazaar kicked off last February 11 at the elevated garden / runnex garden within the iconic Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City.

Ms. Delia Pionela of Del’s Orchid and Garden Supplies

75th Philippine Orchid Society Bazaar

Quezon memorial shrine

The bazaar is in partnership with Quezon City government, Quezon Memorial Circle administration and Manila Bulletin.

Mr. Andres Golamco Jr.

There were 40 stalls selling different kinds of plants, cacti, bonsai, ornamental plants, orchids, aroids, flowering plants, gardening supplies among others.

entrance to the orchid bazaar

Unlike the previous shows- there was only one commercial exhibit which promotes hybrid papayas, celosia, vinca, marigold and seedlings for sale near the center of the bazaar.

Other Plant Shows in Metro Manila

We saw some familiar faces and new people in the industry, This is the fourth garden show within Metro Manila – Horti Filipina 2021 held at the Bonifacio High Street from February 4 to 14, 2021– which drew few people due to pandemic and restrictions in Bonifacio Global City ( BGC),Taguig. Arid and Aroid Colors Garden show held from February 6 to 16, 2021 at Robinson’s Magnolia drew a lot of plantitos, plantitas, batang maghahalaman and even new collectors because of the “BIG Scam Sale” last February 13, 2021.

King Louis Flower

Another plant show dubbed ” “Plant Fest” at SM Megamall, Mandaluyong from February 15 to February 26, 2021.

The orchid and garden bazaar of the Philippine Orchid Society is almost 20 days or three weeks!This will offset the lack of landscape exhibit, orchid and plant competition. While a live talk held last weekend about basic orchid culture was shown on the offical FB page of the Philippine Orchid Society.

We think it was quite long for an orchid and garden bazaar,at least customers will have a luxury to canvass plant prices from other bazaars and plant centers in other parts of Metro Manila.

Out of the four plant shows, The Arid and Aroids Colors Garden Show really stand-out and a blockbuster hit! We still have to wait for the last few days of the “Plant Fest” in SM and 1 week of the 75th Annual Orchid Bazaar show and see the results.

It was good that in all of the show that i have attended, there were no entrance fees. The most comfortable ones were at Robinson’s Magnolia and SM Megamall. The air-condition was just right with nice people around.

With the relaxation of the quarantine protocols in the coming few months, visitors and plant enthusiasts wanted to view better and quality exhibits in mid-year shows.

Arid and Aroids Colors Garden Show in Robinson’s Magnolia

Arid and Aroid Event Management in partnership with Robinson’s Magnolia and Manila Bulletin had presented to the general public “Colors Garden Show” a plant show which showcases landscape exhibit, bazaar and among others.

This had been the main objective of the group not only showcasing rare plants and outstanding plants but leveling-up the horticultural industry to the international market.

Colors Garden Show in Robinson’s Magnolia

Robinson’s Magnolia is a forefront in promotion of fish, cat, dog, bonsai and other hobbies within their mall premises. This annual show hosted by Arid and Aroids had attracted record number of sellers, participants and quality exhibit. It was the place for plantitos, plantitas, halamoms and even batang halaman hobbyists to visit.

The general visitors and buyers came as far as Iloilo, Fairview, Antipolo, Bulacan,Pampanga, Valenzuela, Novaliches, Cavite and within New Manila, Quezon City.

Minimum health standard and protocols were met by the organizers. There was a BIG Sale of rare plants last February 13, 2021, one day before Valentine’s Day. It was dubbed BIG SCAM SALE! Among the big plant on sale were Anthurium veitchii and Anthurium regale

There were new varieties of Aglaonemas, Crotons ( San Francisco), Caladiums, Bromeliad, Philodendron, Dischidias, Cacti, Succulents, Anthuriums, Begonias, a whole lot of imported aroids and variegated sansevieria .

Well-known celebrities like Ms. Aubrey Miles, Robinson’s Magnolia officials and selected guests were there during the grand opening.

Sellers

Among the short list of sellers included Tres lola’s, Lots cactus garden, Crazy hardenera, Hardin ni wowa, Benguet, blooms&spikes, Cali’s living obsessions.

Sanseviera Boncel variegated types are again a big shoo-in again for collectors and ordinary hobbyists.

Overall, The mood was very festive and despite the quarantine restrictions, people still lined-up and bought practically anything they can find at the booth. Again, My heartfelt ” Congratulations” to the Arid and Aroids Team for the wonderful experience at the show.

Catterific Day at MeowCon Manila 2019

 Catterific Day ! Feline Council of the Philippines, Manila Cat Fanciers Society, Purina together with cats of manila, cat lovers, cat pet owners had a successful run of the much anticipated Meow Convention Manila 2019.

MeowCon Manila 2019

  This is in partnership with Robinson’s Magnolia in Quezon City and media partner Animal Scene had their big event for this year called MeowCon Manila 2019 (MeowCON 2019).

Robinson’s Magnolia

Mr. Benjamin Javier

All smiles from Mr. Benjamin Joseph D. Javier, a cat owner and he entered his pet cat in the competition.

shampoo bars

talks about cat breed and their care

Scottish fold cat

a cat owner with puspin

Mr. Alex Madrilejo – Cat Fancier’s Association-CFA Philippines

Ms. Mitch Pellicer together with her family

I have met a fellow pet, plant and orchid grower and hobbyist Ms. Mitch Pellicer during the event. This was like a mini eyeball and reunion for us.

One day event aims to bond cat lovers, enthusiasts, owners and the general public.

The event featured a cat competition, parades, veterinarian consultations, cat food sampling, talks, pet adoptions and on -the spot raffles and games.

ribbons by https://www.rosetteleis.com

Ms. Jeza Evangelista ( Junior Marketing Associate ) Contact : 0917-562-8829/ Landline :(02)529-9263

Vigor and Sage is based in The Netherlands which specializes on cat, dog food and healthy options. Their booth gave away some sample packs of cat food for all those participants who pre-registered on site. They gave away Ginseng Well -Being ( fresh chicken and seaweed ) and Lily Root Beauty ( fresh salmon and seaweed) 40 grams.

Ripple Clean is a surface cleaner all natural plant based cleaner. They have green tea + peppermint +lime , Mediterranean Fig + Ginger, Fresh Bamboo + Orange and Fragrance Free

There were about 50 to 60 cat breeds, hybrid, mix breed and even puspin ( pusang pinoy) entered in the cat competition.

The jam-packed site had several stalls selling pet products, hygiene packs  and play items. Organizers are now looking forward for the next MeowCON Manila event.

Big Crowd and Exhibits at Aquafiesta 2019

Philippine Arowana and Louhan Society ( PHALS ) in partnership with Dymax and other fish association conducted a successful  fish exhibit, lectures, talks , competition from April 25 to 28, 2019 at Robinson’s Magnolia.

The event was dubbed Aquafiesta 2019 which celebrates friendly competition, exhibition, fish keeping, small pets, pet food and live carnivorous plants were sold.

Record Crowd

Big crowd had attended the show indicating the huge success of the fish show. This also includes on the spot aquascaping competition which was sponsored by Dymax.

There were 36 different aquascape exhibits which is the craft of wisely arranging rocks, stones, cavework, driftwood, water plants in an aesthetically pleasing manner within aquarium together with small fishes, snails and small shrimps in natural setting.

This aquascape also features some aerial plants like Tillandsia ionantha and Tillandsia usneoides ( Spanish moss ).

Dymax Aquascaping Results

Dymax posted at their FB page the list of the winners and the corresponding points.

Tank # 11- First Place : Mr. Edrian Corpuz Espiritu ( Root of Emotions) 176 points

Tank # 23- Second Place: Mr. Kristopher Gagarin ( Tranquility) 173 points

Tank # -13  Third Place : Mr. Lenard Bareng ( Viñas Familiares)  171 points

first place winner ( aquascaping competition )

aquascape winner

aquascaping second place

aquascaping third place

arowana

The participants were given a couple of hours to finished their aquascaping and the winners were proclaimed on April 27, 2019.

betta competition

black chicken for sale ( Php 8,000 a pair)

One can enjoy the hobby by interacting with fellow fish keepers plus the exchange of ideas and knowledge. There were some booth which sold some interesting merchandise like key chain, refrigerator magnets and t-shirts.

An on the spot was also held during the duration of the show in which lucky visitor or hobbyist have a chance to win a fish or a pet. There is no entrance fees at the annual show.

crayfish

Exoterra

gold fishes, koi and red ear slider turtles

guinea pigs

hamsters for sale

hamster and guinea pig cages

Ms. Marge Hermoso together with Mr. John Laterna from Cebu

rabbits for sale

Terrarium and Vivarium

Aside from aquascaping, there is growing community of terrarium and vivarium lovers.

Vivarium was derive from the Latin word “vivere,” to live. In a broad sense, a vivarium is a habitat for a pet.

Terrariums was first used in the late 19th century.  The term came from the word aquarium substituting ” terre”  (meaning “land”), because the empty aquariums were used to house terrestrial animals or reptiles.

One does not need a large growing area for space to have a vivarium or terrarium.

Organization

PAHLS has grown to be one of the biggest fish club in the Philippines, and is now a non-stock, non-profit organization whose aim is to promote the hobby of responsible fish keeping and to educate the public regarding proper and responsible pet owners thru their seminars, public talks, forum sites and FB page.

The event is well- attended with thousands of visitors, hobbyists, mall goers, students and children admiring the exhibit.

Unlike other fish shows, there is no entrance fees.

Aquafiesta 2019 at Robinson’s Magnolia

Philippine Arowana and Louhan Society ( PHALS ) in partnership with Dymax and other fish association will be having a fish exhibit, lectures, talks , competition from April 25 to 28, 2019 in Robinson’s Magnolia in Quezon City.

aquafiesta-2019

Competition

Flowerhorn Competition
Aquascaping competition
Betta competition
Guppy competition

For the Flowerhorn competition
Sizes as follows:

Zenzhou and Kamfa
Juvy 3.0 to 4.0
Small 4.1 – 4.5
Medium 5.0- 5.5″
Large 5.6 ” above

Entry fee is Php 1,900
Early bird registration 1,800

PALHS member updated as of Jan. 2019 less 200 max of 3entries per member
All Visayas and Mindanao Entries FREE HANDLING and FREE USE of Accessories.
ALL Prizes are GUARANTEED CASH Prizes and TROPHY
In-case of entry per category is less than 5… Trophy and gift ITEM only.

Seminars during the EVENT will be announced Later ON..

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