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 […]

NEW CANNA VARIETIES: Dwarf And Tall, Very Colorful

FIVE new dwarf canna varieties are being introduced to the local market by a big seed company. These have very attractive colors that make them perfect for gardens, borders, containers and pots. They are also suitable for shallow water gardens. No. 1 is the Red, a dwarf variety with eye-catching […]

IN VICTORIAS CITY: Big Floriferous Rubia

IN VICTORIAS CITY: Big Floriferous Rubia

DURING our recent visit to the Negros National Science High School in Victorias City, we saw a really big Rubia ornamentale a.k.a. Carphalea kirondron which is very floriferous. This brings to mind how an enterprising landscaper made a lot of money from this flowering tree. The fellow had the foresight […]

What’s Blooming: Tillandsia Fasciculata

What's Blooming: Tillandsia Fasciculata

TILLANDSIA FASCICULATA¬†is a large species belonging to the bromeliad family. This is widespread in Florida, Central and Southern America and the Bahamas Region. Most common names associated with this species are “Giant Airplant” and “Cardinal Airplant”. The beauty about some medium to large sized tillandsias like the fasciculata is the […]

BEAUTIFUL NYMPHAEA: Taken At Flying Cow Ranch, Miaoli, Taiwan

BEAUTIFUL NYMPHAEA: Taken At Flying Cow Ranch, Miaoli, Taiwan

ABOVE is a beautiful photo of Nymphaea, the true water lily (not the water hyacinth which most people in the Philippines call water lily). Nymphaea comes in a wide variety of colors. The flowers come in different shades of pink, white, red, blue, yellow and combination of colors. Flowers, beautiful […]

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