A Plant Addict in Cavite

Remember Paul from my Plant Clinic post?  He and his wife, Michelle, have become avid tillandsia collectors. Michele works at a university with a Centennial Garden and Botanical Park where she happened to find, surprise, surprise, tillandsias.  It turns out that the airplants were being brought there and cared for by Joel N., a consultant of the university's Environmental Resource Management and Campust Development Office and another tillandsia lover.  He invited Michelle and Paul to visit his collection and I invited myself (hehe) and tagged along.

Joel lives south of Metro Manila and to avoid traffic, we decided to visit him on a Sunday.  Here is a quick peek through the grills of Joel's gate.  His plot is filled with plants.

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Plant Clinic

A clinic is defined as:

  • a place or hospital department where outpatients are given medical treatment or advice, esp. of a specialist nature
  • an occasion or time when such treatment or advice is given
  • a gathering at a hospital bedside for the teaching of medicine or surgery 


  • a conference or short course on a particular subject

My wife is a doctor so while she deals with "clinics" on a daily basis, I do not.

My kids had a tennis clinic last summer and so I thought why not involve myself in a clinic too.

Remember my Dyckia 'Platyphylla'?  I posted about the Dyckia the first time it bloomed.

Well, it bloomed again.

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