PC goes to Malagos

Malagos Garden Resort is about an hour's drive from the center of the city. The resort is owned by the family of Rex Puentespina, a friend and a fellow plant enthusiast. Friends, fellow lawyers and newbie plant enthusiasts Paul and Clarence accompanied me in the tour of the resort. 

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The Man Behind the Plant

There is a saying, "Behind every great man is a woman".  

Well, behind every plant is the man or woman who discovered it or after whom it was named, sometimes both.

At the recently concluded Flora Filipina 2012, I had the privilege and honor of meeting the man behind the Vietnamese species Cycas lindstromii.  No other than Swedish cycad expert Anders Linsdtrom himself.

Anders Lindstrom accepting a Plaque of Appreciation from Evangeline Go, Chairperson of the Flora Filipina 2012 Expo and Fernando Aurigue, Chairperson of the Flora Filipina Conference.

 

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Poker Phase

Call?  Check?  Raise?  Fold?  Grow?  Wait.  What?  Grow?!!

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Depending on the game variant being played, poker is based on the "hand" that is dealt to you or the "hand" that you construct.  The best hand, of course, is the Royal Flush composed of the 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace cards of a single suit.

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Shadows of Earth Hour

At 8:30 p.m. tonight (GMT +08), lights went off in our household and most of the neighborhood.  The only light sources were the street lamps, a neighbor's balcony light and the lights of the security guard at our gate.

Our house.

I spent part of the hour going around my garden and taking pictures of interesting plant shadows.

 

Araucaria heterophyllaTillandsia fasciculata

Encephalartos kisambo

T. juncea, T. concolor Xchiquensis

Cyperus involucratus

Nepenthes merilliana

Dioon mejiae

Allamanda cathartica

Alocasia spp.

Philodendron selloum

Dracaena marginata

Cycas zambalensisTillandsia bulbosa

Tillandsia andreana

(clockwise from upper right) Tillandsia albida, T. juncea, T. brachycaulos, T. capitata

 

***All images: shutter 1/8, f/2.0, post-processed (auto leveled and watermarked).

 

 

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