Orchid Show Promotes Philippine Orchid Species!

by: Kelvin Neil B. Manubay

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The months of August and September are the blooming season of the world famous ‘Waling-Waling’. Scientifically known as Vanda sanderiana, the ‘waling- waling’ is renowned world-wide as the ‘Queen of all Orchids’ because it has greatly influenced the breeding of modern day vandas that are very popular in the orchid cut-flower and potted orchid trade. It is a Philippine endemic species, particularly from Mindanao, that is responsible for giving the large saucer size blooms to its off springs. And, because of this very desirable trait, the ‘waling- waling’ has been heavily gathered from the wild and is now considered critically threatened.

This coming September 2 – 16, 2017, the POS will be showing off the lovely blooms of the ‘Queen of all Orchids’ in its Mid-year Orchid and Garden Show dubbed as “Building Bridges Through Orchids”.

The event aims to promote awareness for the conservation and propagation of Philippine orchid species and likewise promote local orchid producers as a reliable source for international floriculture trade.

This show, which is being held in cooperation with the Quezon City Government will be held at the Flower Garden of the Quezon Memorial Circle, Elliptical road in Quezon City. Together with the sought after ‘waling-waling’, the show will feature the best orchid collections of the country’s best orchid growers set in exquisite landscapes. There will be a commercial section where the gardening public will be able to buy their favorite orchids and other plants plus gardening supplies. There will be daily lectures on timely farming and gardening topics.

Free daily lectures at 2pm, topics follows September 02 (Sat) Ladder of Success in Orchid Growing by Ms. Sally U. Leuenberger; 03 (Sun) Ikebana Arrangement  by Sensei Ryugetsu Nakagawa; 04 (Mon) Philippine Orchid Species by Ms. Anna Ruth P. Conde; 05 (Tue) Growing Cattleya Orchids by Mr. Andres S. Golamco, Jr.; 06 (Wed) Urban Vegetable Gardening by Mr. Ponchit Ponce-Enrile; 07 (Thu)Cacti and Succulents Grafting &  Propagation by  Mr. Lino R. Rom; 08 (Fri) Nutritional Requirements for Orchids and Ornamentals by Allied Botanical Corporation; 09 (Sat) Growing Vandaceous Orchids by  Ms. Vangie B. Go; 10 (Sun) Prevention of Plant Diseases and Induce Systemic Resistance Through Microbial Inoculant by Keith E. Delfin – Manager/Hatake Harvest Philippines, Inc. – Product; 11 (Mon)Table Flower Arrangements for Everyday Use from your Garden by  Floral Designers’ Circle; 12 (Tue)Growing Phalaenopsis Orchids by Ms. Corazon C. Purificacion; 13 (Wed) Growing Dendrobium Orchids by Ms. Corazon C. Purificacion; 14 (Thu) Updates on exotic fruit trees you would love to grow by Mr. Zac B. Sarian; 15 (Fri) Elegant Floral Designs for Weddings & Special Occasions by Floral Designers’ Circle; 16 (Sat) Pallet Gardening by Ms. Terre Virna B. Tanquezon/ Academy Coordinator for SOM- East West Seed Company-ROH

Show entrance is Php30.00 and Php20.00 for students & senior citizens and it opens from 8:00am – 6:00pm daily. For more information, you may call the POS Secretariat at mobile numbers 957.3524 or 09178485468 (look for Ms. Jenny F. Rivera or Mr. Jiffy A. Alegre)

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Photo 1: A close up of the flower of the world recognized ‘Queen of all Orchids’ the waling-waling or Vanda sanderiana.


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Cattleya hybrids will be displayed at the 71st Midyear Orchid and Garden Show of the Philippine Orchid Society on September 2 – 16, 2017 at the Quezon Memorial Circle, Flower Garden Area, Elliptical Road, Diliman Quezon City. Everyone is invited to see the orchid exhibits and attend the free daily lectures which will begin at 2pm. For more details please call the POS Secretariat at mobile phone number 0917.8485468 /957.3524 or visit our facebook philorchidsociety@gmail.com.


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‘Butterfly Orchids’ is the common name used to describe the members of the Genus Phalaenopsis because of their close resemblance to them. Many new Phalaenopsis hybrids will be displayed at the 71st Midyear Orchid and Garden Show of the Philippine Orchid Society on September 2 – 16, 2017 at the Quezon Memorial Circle, Flower Garden Area, Elliptical Road, Diliman Quezon City. Everyone is invited to see the orchid exhibits and attend the free daily lectures which will begin at 2pm. For more details please call the POS Secretariat at mobile phone number 0917.8485468 / 957.3524 or visit our facebook philorchidsociety@gmail.com.


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A competition on Container Garden Design will be one of the highlights of the 71st Midyear Show of the Philippine Orchid Society which will be held at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City on September 2-16, 2017.

The competition is open to both POS members and non-members. Each contestant may submit three entries. The three top winners will receive cash prizes and trophy (for the top prize) plus ribbons.


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Part of the Quezon Memorial Circle grounds in Quezon City will be transformed into a tropical paradise adorned with orchids and plants on September 2- 16, 2017 in celebration of the 71st Midyear Orchid and Garden Show of the Philippine Orchid Society. For more details please call the POS Secretariat at mobile phone number 0917.8485468 / 957.3524 or visit our facebook philorchidsociety@gmail.com.

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See more unusual and interesting orchids at the 71st Midyear Orchid and Garden Show of the Philippine Orchid Society on September 2 – 16, 2017 at the Quezon Memorial Circle (Flower Garden). There will be a commercial section where the gardening public will be able to buy their favorite orchids and other plants plus gardening supplies. (orchids, ornamentals, bonsai, cacti & succulents) fertilizers, pots, garden accessories & etc. at farm gate prices.  For more details please call the POS Secretariat at mobile phone number 0917.8485468 / 957.3524 or visit our facebook philorchidsociety@gmail.com .
 


 
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Displays of different Ikebana arrangements will be another highlights of the 71st Midyear Show of the Philippine Orchid Society which will be held at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City on September 2-16, 2017. Everyone is invited to see and attend the free daily lectures which will begin at 2pm. For more details please call the POS Secretariat at mobile phone number 0917.8485468 / 957.3524 or visit our facebook philorchidsociety@gmail.com