Archive for the 2009 Category

New orchid discovery in Kirkcudbrightshire

Posted in 2009, News around the globe, News from the United Kingdom with tags , , , on October 6, 2009 by orchideae

It was annouced that Ophrys apifera has been found by Tony Barbour at Kirkcudbrightshire in June 09. It was also reported that a population of 90 flowering plants were noted at that point of time.

For full article, please see the following:-

http://www.dgerc.org.uk/?q=news/15062009orchid

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The amazing world of bryophytes: Unveiling its science and beauty

Posted in 2009, Events happening around the region, Singapore with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2009 by orchideae

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Event : The amazing world of bryophytes: Unveiling its science and beauty
Duration : Oct 17 (Sat) at 3 pm
Venue : Fruit Room of HortParks, 33 Hyderabad Road, Singapore 119578

Synopsis:
Embrace the rich diversity of Bryophytes such as Liverworts, Mosses and Hornworts, found in the tropics, and learn more about its ecology, economic importance and the conservation of this group of little known plants in this talk-cum-demonstration session. See how these plant groups can be used as ornamental plants in the design and building of aquarium and terrarium, and get tips on how to grow them at home!

Speaker: Dr. Benito C. Tan, The Herbarium of Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Demonstration after the talk by Mr. Loh Kwek Leong from Killies.com., Ms Serena Lee from Herbarium, SBG, and Ms Ng Yimin from NUS.

A visit to Garden tech 2009

Posted in 2009, Events happening around the region, Singapore with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2009 by orchideae

The door is open … Garden tech 2009 is finally here.

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It is a melting pot where accessories and flora meet.

Here are some of the trade exhibitors peddling their wares.

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From Singapore we have Asiatic Green, Ryanscape Pte Ltd, Woon Leng, Kiat Lee , Corona Florist Nusery etc offering a wide range of flora.

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Asiatic Green

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Ryanscape

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Woon Leng

From Taiwan we have Qing Hua, , Yih Cheng Orchids, Tzeng Wen Orchids and Joseph Wu’s Orchids offering plenty of orchids species and hybrids.

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Qing Hua Orchids

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Tzeng Wen Orchids

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Yih Cheng Orchids

And from Philippines, we have Purificacion Orchids selling assortment of succulents, ferns, ant plants and of course orchids!

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Purificacion Orchids

Orchid Society of South East Asia, Nature Society and Gardening Society have all set up a booth at the show. Visitors who are keen to find out more are able to approach the friendly members mending the stalls for information regarding memberships and activities conducted by them.

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Nature Society

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Gardening Society

Dendrobiums – Let’s Get the Basics Right!

Posted in 2009, Events happening around the region, Singapore with tags , , , on August 12, 2009 by orchideae

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Event : Dendrobiums -Let’s Get the Basics Right!
Duration : 29 Aug 2009, 3-4 pm
Venue : Bukit Merah Public Library, Radin Mas Hall (Level 3), Singapore

The guest speaker is Mr Lim Xuan Hong

A trip to Johor Bahru International Orchid & Bonsai Show 2009

Posted in 2009, Events happening around the region, Malaysia with tags , , , , , , , on August 10, 2009 by orchideae

The Johor Bahru International Orchid & Bonsai show display is hosted in the newly built Danga Bay Convention Centre.

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When one enters, he is welcomed by a beautiful landscape display consists of orchids and bonsai.

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On the right side is the Bonsai Show Display, at the center is the Orchid Show display and the left side is the various Foreign and Local Landscape Display. There is 2 others display on the second floor, The Mini Table Orchid Display and the Orchid Flowerscape.

At the Bonsai Display area, many beautiful bonsai are placed on perpendicular rows of table where bonsai lovers can take a low stroll to enjoy the meticulously pruned and trained bonsai.

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The winner for the Bonsai Show.

Some of the interesting merit winners.

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At the orchid display area the overall section winners are placed at the entrance.

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Here are the beautiful overall winners from the various sections !

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Overall Grand champion is a very desirable and well grown red form of cornu-cervi!

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Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi “red”

After being greeted by the winners once is treated to a wide array of orchids which are categorized and displayed according to the type of orchids

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Some personal favorites of mine.

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Anguloa clowesii which resemble tulips. These are cool growing orchids which would not survive Singapore’s tropical conditions, unless you have a cool house.

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Anguloa clowesii

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paphiopedilum parishii

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A group of alba noid paphiopedilums at one of the landscape display.

These are some of the beautiful landscape displays put up by the foreign participants.

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Singapore

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Okinawa, Japan

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China

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Thailand

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India

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Indonesia

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Myanmar

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Taiwan

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Philippines

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and of course Malaysia!

Photos of beautiful orchids are also on display!
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The Mini Table Orchid Display ‘s area.
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Winner of the Mini Table Orchid Display

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The Flowerscape’s display area.

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The winner for the Flowerscape Display.

Outside the convention centre, culture shows are being stage at certain intervals.
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Of course one can shop till his heart contend with the wide offerings of plants and wares but one interesting things to note, bonsai is not spotted on sale at any booth.

Plant glorious plants!!
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Two minds One Theory- Wallace & Darwin the two faces of Evolution Theory

Posted in 2009, Events happening around the region, Singapore with tags , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2009 by orchideae

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Event : Two minds One Theory
Wallace & Darwin the two faces of Evolution Theory
Duration : 1-31 Aug 2009, 9 am – 6pm
Venue :Singapore Botanic Gardens(Outside library)

A stroll back through time.

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National Stamp Collecting Competition 2009

Posted in 2009, Events happening around the region, Singapore with tags , , , , on August 5, 2009 by orchideae

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Event : National Stamp Collecting Competition 2009
Duration : 28-30 Aug 2009
Venue : The Plaza, National Library Building

Some of the vendors have mentioned that orchids and flora related philatelic items would be on sale at the show.