Wednesday, October 27, 2021

A haven for green thumbs

GREEN thumbs and plant enthusiasts alike will really drool over the wide expanse of parking lot area of SM City Davao intended for 300 different garden and furniture exhibitors from August 1 to September 2 as the annual Farm and Garden Agri Trade Fair is ongoing.

Stepping amidst the garden booths is like landing on a different realm of greens and other floral hues. Now surrounded with the garden and landscape booths of gardeners from different parts of Mindanao, one will find themselves at awe with the displays of different ornamental plants, non-flowering potted plants, and succulents and cacti.

Perhaps the most eye-catching display of all are the waling-waling, dendrobiums, and other orchid varieties in full bloom and in different colors. Asked where the flowers are originally from, one vendor said they are still from General Santos City while some are from the southern parts of Davao City such as Calinan and Buda.

Not only are the colors and sizes of the orchids steal the attention of those passing by and thoese interested to buy, even the colorful cacti and cute succulents are also very perfect for hobbyists. Succulents are currently on-trend to be grown and be displayed in the garden because of its cute features perfect for landscaping. Succulents are also perfect for those who do not have a huge yard but would still want to pursue gardening.

As the city currently advocates for urban gardening, there are also displays of potted herbs that the green thumbs can choose from. There are chamomiles, cilantro, thyme, stevia, and apple mint among others.

But aside from these ornamental and plants for landscaping, the Farm and Garden Agri Trade Fair also has available fruit tree seedlings that farmers can choose from. There are seedlings for Abiu, Green Tambis, Red Tambis, Dalandan, Maharlika Rambutan, Durian Puyat, Durian Arancillo, Red Prawn Durian, Mangga Cebu, Florida Mango, Apple Mango, Grafted Guyabano, Miracle Berry, Calamansi, and a lot more!

On the other end of the parking lot, one can marvel over the sight of furniture, wooden house ornaments, and wooden houses made from hard wood such as Magkuno iron wood and molave. Some of the wooden furniture vendors came all the way from Surigao del Sur. It takes no wood expert to know that the furniture are really made of fine, hard wood and would really last a lifetime.

This Kadayawan season, the Farm and Garden Agri Trade Fair is indeed a haven for all green thumbs looking for the perfect plant to add to their garden. For people who plan to landscape their farms or their gardens, the fair is also the best place to go to. The fair will go on even after the festival and would specifically be showcasing their plants and furniture until September 2.


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