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In celebration of 67 glorious years of conserving, propagating and growing orchids, the Philippine Orchid Society will be holding its Mid-Year Orchid and Garden Show on August 30 to September 09, 2013 featuring the best Philippine Orchid Species in bloom for the season. To be held at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City, the show aims to promote awareness and conservation of our local flora which has contributed a lot to the development of new and outstanding orchids worldwide.

According to Ms. Vangie Go, president of the Philippine Orchid Society, “the Philippines has been blessed with a high level of diversity when it comes to orchid resources. Of the 1,000 or so orchid species known, about 90% is purely endemic to our country. Filipinos should know more about these orchids as these are part of our heritage.” She also added that “Everything that is part of our heritage is part of our identity and thus should be nurtured and protected.”

Participating in this show is the country’s top orchid collectors and hobbyists who will be setting up exquisitely showcase featuring their orchid collection and other rare and unusual plants. Everyone is invited to also attend the daily free lectures and the plant bazaar that will be set up on site. For more information you may call the POS Secretariat at tel. 929-4425 or text 0917-8485468. The show is open from 8am to 7pm daily. Entrance fee is only PhP30.00 for adults and PhP20.00 for students and senior citizens with valid ID. Group discounts will also be available.

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Highlights of the Orchid and Garden Show:

National orchid competition on Best in Philippine orchid species, Best Foreign Orchid Species, Best Philippine hybrids, Best Dendrobium, Best Cattleya , Best Vandaceous orchids , Best Vanda sanderiana, Best Oncidium, Best in orchid culture, Best in Orchid Landscape, etc. and other special awards.
There will be free daily lectures covering the following topics at 3pm:

30 (Fri) Aug.
Effective Micro-organism Technology for horticulture & drip irrigation & fertigation system
Speaker: Harbest Agribusiness Corp.

31 (Sat) Aug.
Living a Healthy & Sustainable Life with Plants
Speaker: Mr. Serapion Metilla

01 (Sun) Sept.
Sleeping beauties of the Orchid world
Speaker: Ms. Vangie Go

02 (Mon)
Orchid Pest & Disease Control Measures
Speaker: Mr. Norberto R. Bautista

03 (Tue)
‘Zero’ Maintenance Aquarium Plant Keeping
Speaker: Mr. Ronald Achacoso

04 (Wed)
Landscaping your home & garden
Speaker: Mr. Jimmy Floro

05 (Thu)
Flower Arrangement for all occasion
Speaker: Mr. Alfonso ‘Ponchit’ Ponce-Enrile

06 (Fri)
Plant Nutrition & Urban Gardening
Speaker: Allied Botanical Corporation

07 (Sat)
Introduction to Pinoy bonsai, tray landscape
Speaker: Mr. Vic de Rona

08 (Sun)
Cattleya Orchid Growing
Speaker: Atty. Hernando ‘Nani’ B. Perez

09 (Mon)
A Special Tips in Growing Orchids
Speaker: Mr. Andres ‘Jun’ S. Golamco