Sunday, February 4, 2018

MRS.WISE HORTIKULTURA 2018 EXPERIENCE


We all have fascinations and hobbies. One of the things that I like to focus my energy on is urban gardening. I get fascinated with veggies, flowers, herb, fruit trees -- anything and everything I an plant in my little backyard garden. I get excited when after a few months of sowing, watering, putting organic fertilizer and giving my garden some TLC  (yes guys, this includes talking to them, begging them to please give some worthy harvest or getting angry with all the pests and bugs that infest my alagas) - I can finally enjoy my "garden to table" rewards!





WHY MRS.WISE GOES TO HORTIKULTURA EVERY YEAR:

1. To update myself on the what's new with urban gardening.  This year, I liked the URBAN EDIBLE LANDSCAPE ideas presented, especially the vertical landscaping. Its very ideal for those with limited space at their homes, but would want to go into gardening.






2.  Flowers make me happy.  Just by looking at them I feel refreshed.  For 2018, would like to start continue filling my shelves with colorful blooms.  As of this writing, I only have amaryllis to boast of  :)





WHY YOU SHOULD ALL VISIT HORTIKULTURA FILIPINA 2018:


1.  Take IG-worthy photos on the Tropical Garden and Quezon Avenue Promenade





2.  Learn more about hobbies that could also be a sideline or business for you:  Bonsai, Succulents, Flower Arranging, Dish Gardening and Ikebana or the Japanese art of flower arranging.

BONSAI



 SUCCULENTS



DISH GARDENING

FLOWER ARRANGEMENT ENTRIES


IKEBANA



3.  Bring your kids to meet some poisonous frogs and a two-headed turtle.





4.  Immerse yourselves with interesting plants that can be found in our country: varieties of orchids, pitcher plants and cycads.



PITCHER PLANT
WINNER - BEST IN CYCADS.
Cycads, ancient group of seed plant, known to have a long fossil history.  

5.  Learn more about terrarium and vivarium.




Hortikultura Filipina 2018 runs from February 2-11 at the Quezon Memorial Circle.