A Tour of De Hortus

A Tour of De Hortus

Founded in 1638 to serve as an herb garden for doctors and apothecaries, the Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world.

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A Preview to Horti Asia 2012

Last February, I was invited to the Philippine press conference for Horti Asia 2012, held at the Sulu Riviera Hotel in Quezon City.  It wasn't the usual press conference, at least, it was different from those I've attended in my professional capacity.  

This is actually my first time to cover a press conference instead of just attending it.  I never realized how difficult it is to take flattering photographs of people who are lecturing.  To the people featured below, my sincere apologies.  I know now why I am a lawyer and not a photojournalist. 

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First Show of the Year

Below are some of scenes from the exhibit area.  It is so difficult to remember to take pictures for this blog when I was already cataloguing in my mind which plants I wanted to take home. The commercial exhibit was calling me.  No easier plant chase than at a garden show, right?

Oh, I've added bigger versions of the pictures to my Gallery for those of you who want to see more detail.

The next pictures were taken especially for my brother-in-law who is a recent plant convert.  He started with bonsai last month and I hope these beautiful specimens inspire him.  However, the first picture is not really a bonsai tree but an impostor and a very good one at that.  It's actually just drift wood decorated with Tillandsia andreanas.  

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