A VERY ATTRACTIVE CALADIUM

A VERY ATTRACTIVE CALADIUM

ONE of the plants that attracted us during our visit to Hortikultura 2016 is the striking color of the Caladium exhibited by the Los Baños group. The very bold solid red portions of the leaves contrast strongly with the white portions. Most caladiums are very colorful but their colors are […]

BUTTERFLY FERN: First Prize Winner

BUTTERFLY FERN: First Prize Winner

A Nephrolepis sp., better known as Butterfly Fern, won the top prize in the fern category of the table plant competition at the ongoing Hortikultura garden show at the Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City. The show runs from Feb. 4 – 15, 2016. The fern is owned by Lardy Abundo, […]

LOLLIPOP: A Pretty Mum

LOLLIPOP: A Pretty Mum

  WE saw this very pretty new chrysanthemum at the King Louis plant shop at the Quezon Memorial Circle. It is called Lollipop and is very attractive with its striped pink petals. There are other new mum varieties but this particular variety impressed us most. King Louis is managed by […]

FICUS FULL OF BERRIES: Good For The Birds, Bonsai

We took this picture of a ficus (balete) tree on January 16, 2016, during a visit to a farm in Laguna. We were really impressed by its profuse red berries. It came to our mind, that if grown in the garden, it should attract a lot of birds. Very good […]

QUEEN OF FLOWERING TREES: In Bloom Again

THE QUEEN OF FLOWERING TREES, Amherstia nobilis, is in bloom once again at the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal. The pendulous pink flowers are a sight to see. This exotic flowering tree is a native of Burma or Myanmar. It was named after Lady Amherst, wife of a British governor […]

HUGE ALOCASIA: Very Impressive In The Garden Of Tito Locsin

strong>One of the biggest aroids we have seen of late is a giant Alocasia in the garden of Tito Locsin in Canlubang, Laguna. The leaves are very shiny, very green and blemish-free. Tito’s garden is spic and span, well manicured. Many other interesting ornamentals can be found there, including a […]

AT HORTIKULTURA 2016: Floral Arrangement Contest

A TOTAL of 40 members of the Philippine Horticultural Society will compete in a flower arrangement competition to be conducted under the supervision of plant arts and floral arrangement guru Prof. Serapion ‘Mett’ Metilla. The floral arrangement competition will be one of the highlights of Hortikultura Extravaganza 2016 which will […]

PH ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING: Jan. 16, 2016, QC Hall, Lagoon Area

PH ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING: Jan. 16, 2016, QC Hall, Lagoon Area

MEMBERS of the Philippine Orchid Society (POS) headed by Vangie Go will meet on Saturday, January 16, at the club’s office at the Quezon City Hall, Lagoon area. The resource person will discuss orchid judging. Also to be discussed is the forthcoming garden show that will be held in Quezon […]

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