Talk of Orchids


Last Friday, instead of mining my hard drive for a photo to share, I went to the Orchid Show at the Quezon Memorial Circle with a friend. It was my first time to go to a plant show and my first time to go to the Quezon Memorial Circle. I was surprised on both counts but the oppressive heat burned away all my first impressions of the place and of the event.

I plan to return on the last stretch of the show because my friend told me prices tend to go down towards the end of the show. After then I hope to be able to share more than this photo.

2013 orchid show-01

some of the exhibits

Knowing that thing about prices, however, did not prevent me from buying a few things for the orchid/ tillandsia garden that I am building. I also bought some herbs, which I’ve been trying to cultivate again since coming back to Manila. I got mint, basil, thyme, and rosemary. I’m happy to report that 5 days later, all of them seem to be doing well.

Last Saturday, I was surprised when I saw that my unknown orchid finally boomed after years of inactivity. I saw the buds as I was watering them and I am awaiting what they look like so I can identify them. It’s an oncidium of some kind but the flowers will make identifying them easier. I remember it came from Bicol, brought to Manila by a relative.

waiting for the bloom

waiting for the bloom

Definitely something to look forward to, right?

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About the pensive poet

development worker. kasuyo. bugtong na anak. retired drag queen. kalaguyo. kaibigan. future carpenter, bread-maker, or bar-tender. feeling manunulat at makata. borderline obsessive-compulsive. control freak. book worm. isnabero. mahiyain. astang cineaste. aspiring photographer.

Posted on September 4, 2013, in events, journal and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. What’s a tillandsia? That’s the best about orchids that you pick up on the way, given or stolen hahaha. . . you will never know what their flowers are till they bloom. Were you with Uly? Mag Centris naman tayo one of these days. πŸ™‚

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