Sunday, December 3, 2017

HORTIKULTURA a celebration of Plants and Arts Festival

Horticulture is the science and art of growing (plants) – fruits, vegetables, flowers, and any other cultivar. It also includes plant conservation, landscape restoration, soil management, landscape and garden design, construction, and maintenance, and arboriculture. In contrast to agriculture, horticulture does not include large-scale crop production or animal husbandry.

I Love Plants no matter what the shape and color it is... if only I had my own huge garden I would love to grow different plants, flowers and event vegetables if could. 

Nowadays living int he metro with all the hustle and bustle of pollution and noise I came to realize while I take a glance of all the beautiful indigenous & hybrid plants how do they manage to breathe a clean air because I do believe they also have lives and needs a clean air to breathe as well as water and sunshine to keep them alive. And then seeing all of those masterpieces made me think still that what a wonderful world we live in having those little work of art in a form of plants...

How rarely do we find plants that are rare and can only be found in a certain area such as one of which is Waling-waling that is proudly found only in the Philippines and nowhere in the world?

What are a Horticulturists
  • Horticulturists apply their knowledge, skills, and technologies used to grow intensively produced plants for human food and non-food uses and for personal or social needs. Their work involves plant propagation and cultivation with the aim of improving plant growth, yields, quality, nutritional value, and resistance to insects, diseases, and environmental stresses. They work as gardeners, growers, therapists, designers, and technical advisors in the food and non-food sectors of horticulture. Horticulture even refers to the growing of plants in a field or garden.

The Philippines has several active horticulture societies that hold regular plant shows throughout the year. To mention a few these includes:
  • The Philippine Orchid Society
  • Philippine Horticultural Society
  • Philippine Bonsai Society
  • Los Baños Orchid Society

Philippine Horticultural Society, Inc. is one of the most known among who documents societies’ events and winners. And speaking of events Philippine Horticultural Society, Inc. will be having an event entitles "HortiKultura Filipina 2018" on February 2 - February 11, 2018, at The Gardens of Quezon Memorial Circle & QCX Museum, Quezon City. 

It's a PLANTS & ARTS FESTIVAL and the event showcases our Philippine Endemic, Indigenous, and Hybrid Plants. There will be Corporate Landscapes, new ideas on Vertical Landscapes, HORTI & NON-HORTI Commercial Booths, Arts Battle & Exhibits, Potted Plants Competition for Ornamentals, Cacti & Succulents, Dish Garden Competition. 

Corporate landscape
Group landscape
Ornamental potted plants competition
Flower arrangements
Dish garden exhibit & competition
Arts battle
Terrarium, Aquascape & Vivarium exhibit
Commercial Exhibit (Trade Fair)
Daily Lectures & Workshops
Edible Food Landscape
Bonsai Exhibit & Competition
Photo Exhibit of Philippine Orchid Species
Ikebana-Ikenono Exhibit
Acoustic Nights
Installation Art
Orchid Aseptic Culture Exhibit
Street Dancing
Garden Tours
Daily Raffles

New attractions are the Terrarium, Aquascape and Vivarium Exhibits, Edible Urban Landscapes and a lot more! A series of lectures and workshops for the 10-day duration will be provided to upgrade information on horticulture and related topics, to spell out business opportunities on horticulture and relevant topics on native plants conservation, landscaping, orchid growing, etc.

Philippine Horticultural Society, Inc. The mission is to unite hobbyists, horticulturists, commercial growers, and lovers of plants into a society for the attainment of the organization’s objectives.

It is celebrated annually, together with its partners, as the largest horticultural event to be held in the Philippines. To know more about Philippine Horticultural Society, Inc. follow their social media accounts 

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