19 March 2007

Today's post is brought to you by the color yellow and the number three!

The Orchidarium is a little-known piece of jewel right next to Burnham Park in Baguio City. Here, you can buy an assortment of ornamental plants and garden necessities direct from the growers. I occasionally visit this place to get flowering plants for the house and for my mother, who adores roses and orchids (while my father likes planting vegetables).

We visited the Orchidarium a couple of weekends ago to accompany Follen who was tasked to buy plants to bring to Manila.

The stall below is the one we used to visit regularly back in college. The owner (seen at the far right) still knows us, and gives us a good price for our purchases. On that visit, we bought a hydrangaea for our home. (It's also called mayflowers, and is surrounding us in the photo below. Huge, beautiful clumps of blossoms).


Here are some strikingly-yellow flowers that caught my eye.



All three of us enjoy these visits to the Orchidarium. It's simply beautiful. Plus, it's good to acquaint Jo-Lo with these surroundings so he'll appreciate what beauty there is in Baguio and possibly avert some allergies to flowers someday.

13 comments:

  1. Ako tambay ako rito kaya first ako....hehehe.

    Parang gumamela flower lang yung yellow no? Dream ng mga kids ko ang magkaroon ng garden full of flowering plants. Kaya lang di pwede rito, bukod sa nasa condo style apartment kami di pa kakayanin ng mga halaman na mabuhay dito.

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  2. Ann: Usually yung gumamela kasi dito yung ligaw na kulay pula at nakasara at hinanahalo sa panggawa ng bubbles... itong dilaw kakaiba... at nasa may fence lang. Stand-out sya talaga.

    Hmmm... Nagtanim kami dati sa Pasay sa corridor. Sa cobrang init na nakukulong, namatay sila. What more nga naman dyan?

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  3. uy....I planted the flowers we bought there na...

    i'll take a photo of it one of this days :)


    jo-lo is soooo cute...hahahahaha... flower allergies... :D

    I like the sunflower photo...but i like the one's you took from the Country Club better...

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  4. Follen: Oo nga lemme see photos of the plants you bought. Nabuhay ba?

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  5. ang gaganda ng mga halaman mo esp the yellow gumamela!

    Thank God its spring time here very soon!

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  6. wala akong access watson, how i wish, hehe, tsaka di ako nakasakay nyan… sumampa ako sa gitnang bakod ng road then tsinempuhan ko yung float dun sa tapat na maraming crowd...
    namiss ko talaga ang baguio, babalik talaga ulit ako dyan by hook or by crook before summer ends... :)

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  7. mukhang enjoy nga si misis at jo-lo sa Orchidarium.

    kung mabubuhay lang yan sa maynila, di ako manghihinayang na bumili at ibyahe yan sa manila

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  8. hindi ko alam na may orchidarium pala dun. madalaw nga pag napadpad kami ng baguio.

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  9. Balikbayan box: flowers really bring a splash of color to anything!

    Lino: aaah... ang galing talaga ng mga kuha mo dun a panagbenga!

    Iskoo: ilang ulit na rin akong nag-alaga pero wa epek talaga. Yung huli pa nga, cactus eh. Nung nakita kong di na nya rin kaya, inakyat ko na lang sa Baguio. Ayun, lumalaki na rin.

    Cess: Yep... pwede pang tumawad!

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  10. Ang laki na ni J-Lo, Dr. Watson!!!

    And the flowers are so pretty. Wala bang close-up ng mayflowers? :D They're lovely, lovely flowers, especially ones in light blue.

    Yellow gumamelas are so cheery!

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  11. Baguio is a haven for people who have been to the States and are used to the cold weather.

    You get to enjoy the beauty of flowers/nature the whole year round. Unlike here in the East Coast/US when
    all the plants saved for evergreen
    temporarily "die" during autumn and winter.

    Parang scene sa Harry Potter where trees are just but black skeletons of dry trunks and twigs.

    Kaya pala ang mga Filipinos ay nasa California because they enjoy the best of both worlds. Cold weather and the whole year round of beautiful sceneries.

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  12. nice pics.
    have to re-visit baguio in the future

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  13. Toni: Bigla nga syang laki eh... Buti nalang nakikita ko kahit sa weekends lang.

    Cathy: Dati, andaming Americans dito. Lately may surge ng Koreans.. anywhere you look andun sila.

    Tutubi: thanks for zipping by my blog!

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