MARCOTTED PALAMUTI BIGNAY

MARCOTTED PALAMUTI BIGNAY

  IT is always gratifying to do your own experimentation. Just like what we did in our farm. We marcotted the Palamuti bignay we got from the Mariano Marcos State University in Batac City. In one year, the marcot which we planted in a pail bore fruit. If you have […]

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BEAUTIFUL PANDANUS

BEAUTIFUL PANDANUS

This beautiful ornamental Pandanus with a brilliant red center was spotted among the plant collection of businessman Joselito “Butch” Campos in his residence in Alabang Hills, Muntinlupa City. Campos recently hosted a luncheon for the new officers of the Philippine Horticultural Society during which he inducted them into office. The […]

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 […]

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