One of the first prize winners exhibited by Lardy Abundo is Alocasia Sarian which was named after this blogger by a member of the International Aroid Society who visited our nursery many years back. This is a native of the Philippines and is an indigenous species contrary to a claim by a tissue-culture company in the US that it may be a hybrid.
THE ongoing annual garden show (January 26 to Feb. 6) of the Philippine Horticultural Society at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon, could be considered a big success. The plants on exhibit are exceptionally outstanding. So are the plants in the commercial booths.