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This is a discussion on Philippine Orchid Society Show August/2010 within the Orchid Shows and Society Meetings forums, part of the TalkTalk category; Really? I wasn't privvy to that "news". Has this been verified or could it be ...
Really? I wasn't privvy to that "news". Has this been verified or could it be just gossip?
From what I know in past shows sometimes gossip(s) and/or rumors get circulated around .... sometimes just to add intrigue to the show and its participants or just to get the show more interesting and into the limelight.
But really, how can you lose that huge amount of plants? There are people and watchers around the show area daily. Strange .....
But in fairness to the organizers - the current decline of the shows could also be due to other factors like:
1. The decline and/or hardship in the current economy (the recession worldwide). People just simply do not have the money to spend on plants or maybe are spending more time trying to earn a living than spending time tending to and raising orchids where the market isn't so great.
2. Global warming affecting the quality, growth and natural environment of the plants.
3. Illegal logging and denudation of the natural forest in effect decreasing the number of native orchids.
Just a few things I thought of contributing to the decline in the qualtiy of orchid shows locally ....
other hand have an alibi....
kidding aside thats a really big loss, I can just imagine that future shows will
be more less fun since participants will have doubts in joining the even for fear
that their valuable show plants would be stolen.
I really think that the POS should work hard to improve on the quality of the
shows however with that recent event, I doubt that will happen anytime soon.
I envy you Jojo for you have experienced the glory days of orchid growing.
mostly stolen were rare ferns and a few anthuriums, the highest (in amount) i think was a cycad
When is the next POS garden show. I visit Manila once a month, Maybe I can visit again when theres a shwo.
next POS show will be between February and March
Randy your photography can't be to bad. I was very impressed with the range of specimens and the back ground displays were awesome! Color every where and then some!