QUEEN OF FLOWERING TREES: Very Difficullt To Propagate

A lot of people would love to have in their garden the rare Queen of Flowering Trees botanically known as Amherstia nobilis. We have a big mother tree in our farm, easily about 50 years old because when we took over the farm 35 years ago, it was already a […]

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Tales About The Red Palm, The Good Luck Plant

Our recent visit to the home of Neptune Pittman in Guimaras Island brought to mind interesting stories about the Red Palm. That’s because we saw one that’s beautifully growing in her garden resort. Botanically known as Cyrtostachys renda, it is a native of Malaysia that was introduced in the Philippines […]

Pretty Hoya With Lemony Scent Day & Night

Pretty Hoya With Lemony Scent Day & Night

Our good friend, the great plant breeder, Dr. Reynold “Rey Pee” Pimentel, who is engrossed in making Hoya crosses, sent us pretty pictures of an endemic species that bears flowers with lemony scent night and day. The speices was named after the family of a long time friend, the late […]

Beautiful Tillandsia Exhibit At Hortikultura 2017

Beautiful Tillandsia Exhibit At Hortikultura 2017

The husband and wife tandem of Rene and Doreen Dofitas of Bacolod City have put up a beautiful exhibit of Tillandsias and neoregelias at the Hortikultura 2017 which is ongoing up to Feb. 15 at the Flower Garden, Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City. Rene is foremost bromeliad breeder, with […]

PHLPost Releases Special Philippine Orchid Stamps

PHLPost Release Special Philippine Orchid Stamps

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) releases special topical postage stamps featuring the best orchid collections the country has ever produced which are endemic in nature. “Through these miniature pieces of art, PHLPost would like to promote the propagation of Philippine orchids which are being recognized for its beauty and diversity […]

BEST PHILIPPINE ORCHID HYBRID IN THE SHOW: Renanthera WOC Singapore

BEST PHILIPPINE ORCHID HYBRID IN THE SHOW: Renanthera WOC Singapore

Renanthera WOC Singapore was adjudged the Best Philippine Orchid Hybrid exhibited at the Midyear Orchid and Garden show of the Philippine Orchid Society held at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City, August 25 to September 5, 2016. This is a fire orchid hybrid with very intense solid red flowers. […]

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