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3rd Pink Saturday: Panagbenga 2009 (Baguio Flower Festival) – Session Road in Bloom

March 14, 2009

One of the main roads in Baguio (Session Road) was closed for a week – the last week. This was to give way for the mini stalls/stores to display their assortment of goods. This varies from food & drinks, weaved bags,ย  souvenir items, jewelries, and plants. So there’s lots and lots of them.

On the very last day of the event (night time), the whole family went to Session Road to enjoy. But aaaarrrrggggghhhhh! If you can only see the swarm of people. But I can’t blame them, just look at the pictures. Good thing it’s not that hot ๐Ÿ™‚

I loved looking at the different kinds of flowers displayed. And taking into account the Pink Saturday – well, here are the ones I managed to take.



Aren't they just gorgeous? Oh my! They do say orchids are hard to care for.





I know the orchid is obstructing the pink flowers behind. But what beautiful obstruction, don't you think? So you don't mind then? ๐Ÿ™‚





Name please? ๐Ÿ™‚





Hhhmmm didn't notice when I took the picture that someone took a tiny bity bite on that lovely flower. I hope he/she's satisfied ๐Ÿ™‚




What do you think?

Sorry, I don’t know their names ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But they’re so beautiful it’s hard to resist not to take a pic. I didn’t get to take a picture of every species of flower. I don’t think I’d be able to. But I did try to take the pictures as close as I can possibly get.




As promised on my previous post (Panagbenga 2009: Parade of Floats), Here are close-ups of the flowers I’ve taken during the Event.


Since it’s Pink Saturday, I posted the pink ones ๐Ÿ™‚


This one taken from the Egyptian-inspired Float.





Remember this flower on the Gazebo Float?





Oh look, there's that gazebo again at the back



Panagbenga means “Season of Blooming”.


Hope you enjoy!



Happy Pink Saturday!

Thank you again Miss Beverly.


For other pink stuff, drop by How Sweet the Sound.

To learn more about the event, click on the “Pink Saturday” logo



(I still have left (non-pinks) for Outdoor Wednesday ๐Ÿ™‚ )

54 Comments leave one →
  1. March 14, 2009 12:00 pm

    Beautiful flowers…I love orchids! Happy Pink Saturday ~ Susan

  2. March 14, 2009 1:27 pm

    stunning flowers! Happy Pink Saturday!
    kari & kijsa

  3. March 14, 2009 2:08 pm

    Beautiful blooms! Happy Pink Saturday!
    kari & kijsa

  4. March 14, 2009 2:23 pm

    What beautiful flowers! Happy Pink Saturday!

    Hugs ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. March 14, 2009 7:37 pm

    oh they are so beautiful, thank for sharing.

  6. chasity permalink
    March 14, 2009 8:42 pm

    they are beautiful! i just love orchids….they grow pretty well when you keep them in the bathroom—they like the humidity (and maybe they are taking bubble baths when we aren’t looking ๐Ÿ™‚
    happy pink saturday!

  7. March 14, 2009 8:44 pm

    I enjoyed very much. I think the name of the flower you asked about is a rhododendron. Ours bloom in May and they are spectacular. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful pictures and HPS. ~ Lynn

  8. March 14, 2009 8:52 pm

    Those are very lovely.. I don’t know the names either.. HA! Happy PS!

  9. March 14, 2009 8:58 pm

    I sure needed to see those blossoms this morning! I have to go our and shovel snow later today ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  10. March 14, 2009 9:23 pm

    WOW! Sooo beautiful.

  11. March 14, 2009 9:55 pm

    Pretty pinks. Peeked below at the floats, too. Wonderful! Happy Pink Saturday!

  12. March 14, 2009 10:43 pm

    Have a great Pink Saturday!

  13. Dru permalink
    March 14, 2009 10:57 pm

    Beautiful flowers – thanks so much for sharing. Have a Happy Pink Saturday.

  14. March 14, 2009 11:25 pm

    Beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing.

  15. March 14, 2009 11:36 pm

    They are all very beautiful pink blooms!!!! I bet they smell amazing, too!!!

  16. March 14, 2009 11:53 pm

    Gorgeous flowers! Perfect for Pink Saturday!

  17. March 15, 2009 12:14 am

    lovely shots, li! would make for a nice postcard. did i mention that my in-laws live there? yes. and all these years, my husband and i never got the chance to witness this great event. sigh.

    mine’s up. saw you visited already. late post – got tied up with the kids. have a great weekend!

  18. March 15, 2009 12:49 am

    Such gorgeous flowers. I think you did a fabulous job of taking the photos. Sound like a great event and I especially love the name associated with it.

    Happy Pink Saturday.


  19. March 15, 2009 12:52 am

    Wonderful flowers! You have some great photos. The Festival sounds fabulous. And orchds are actually not that hard to grow – you should give them a try!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  20. March 15, 2009 1:31 am

    Beautiful flowers and beautiful work! God is a wonderful creator.

    Thank you,

  21. March 15, 2009 1:33 am

    Hello Li! Wow, such pink beauty! I love those flowers and the orchids are so gorgeous! I don’t mind about the name of the other flowers, I was thoroughly enjoying the orchids; wow! Happy Saturday!

  22. Anonymous permalink
    March 15, 2009 2:53 am

    Those are lovely, especially the orchids.
    Happy Pink Saturday.

  23. March 15, 2009 2:56 am

    I love all the Pink blooms! Thank You for sharing your Pinks! I am so glad that Spring is almost fully here, and all the beautiful flowers starting to bloom!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  24. March 15, 2009 4:30 am

    These are stunning, especially the lilies – that closeup should be in a magazine! Absolutely glorious, and made me thing of Spring!

  25. March 15, 2009 6:00 am


  26. gabrieladelworth permalink
    March 15, 2009 7:33 am

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    You have azaleas, orchids, amaryllis…Beautiful post!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  27. March 15, 2009 7:57 am

    What gorgeous flowers! I love the fluffy one that you don’t know the name of. I don’t either!

  28. March 15, 2009 9:20 am

    hello & happy pink saturday to you. how fun to celebrate PS with lovely flowers. thanks for sharing!

  29. March 15, 2009 9:29 am

    So much pink prettiness! I love taking pictures of flowers, too. These are gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday!

  30. March 15, 2009 11:05 am

    Hi Li,
    what gorgeous flowers. I have an orchid but I think I’m killing it. All the petals just fell off. I think I’m going to hand it over to a friend and maybe he can coax it back to life….I have no green thumbs! LOl!

    ยธ.ยทยดยธ.ยท*ยดยจ) ยธ.ยท*ยดยจ)
    (ยธ.ยทยด (ยธ.ยทยด Happy Pink Saturday!
    Deanna ๐Ÿ˜€

  31. March 15, 2009 2:55 pm

    I didn’t make it visiting all Pink Posts on saturday, but I just keep going….

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  32. March 15, 2009 8:11 pm

    Just beautiful. I love the flowers and wish I knew all the names.
    Your previous post with the floats was a wonderful feast for the eyes.

    Hope you have a happy day


  33. March 15, 2009 8:16 pm

    The flowers are just beautiful, please try growing orchids, they are the only houseplant that I keep alive and they are so beautiful for so long. Mine bloom for months on end. I love the pictures of the floats and last weeks paper stars are so cute! What patience you have.
    I just added your blog to my favorite list, I enjoyed it very much.
    Happy Pink Saturday! Mary

  34. March 15, 2009 8:44 pm

    Beautiful flowers. I love blooming flowers.

  35. March 15, 2009 9:25 pm

    Such beautiful flowers and floats! I love orchids but I have not had any luck with them!

  36. March 15, 2009 9:41 pm

    So pretty!!! I love pink flowers but have a black thumb!!! I enjoy other peoples flowers though!!

  37. March 15, 2009 10:49 pm

    What a neat event and I love your photos! I’d charge in thru crowds to see this event…looks amazing!

  38. March 16, 2009 12:52 am

    Wonderful pictures!! What fun!

  39. March 16, 2009 3:00 am

    Beautiful Flowers!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  40. March 16, 2009 6:19 am

    Such pretty flowers! Happy pink day!

  41. March 16, 2009 5:54 pm

    Wonderful flowers. So beautiful.

  42. March 16, 2009 8:55 pm


    Thank you for visiting me, for your support and for participating in the event.

    ~ Gabriela ~

  43. March 16, 2009 10:52 pm

    Just beautiful photos….I love the different shades of pink…..I bet the smell was wonderful…..
    Mo ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. March 16, 2009 10:54 pm

    Beautiful flower pictures! I’ll bet it smelled heavenly there too!

  45. March 16, 2009 11:31 pm

    The stargazer is such a gorgeous flower and the smell is the sweetest ever! Lovely post, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  46. March 17, 2009 4:14 am

    Oh my! Absolutely beautiful! I love pink flowers!
    Hope your day was special.

  47. March 17, 2009 10:48 am

    Wow, the flowers were all so beautiful!!!

    Justine ๐Ÿ˜ฎ )

  48. March 17, 2009 1:14 pm

    What do I think? I think they are absolutely stunning flowers, and I think you did a great job capturing their beauty! God really is an artist, isn’t He? AMAZING!

    Thanks for sharing these with us!


    Sheila ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. March 17, 2009 7:31 pm

    Hello. Thank you for dropping by and making me smile with your comments.

    Some greeted and gave such nice thoughts …

    Some complimented my photos (thanks to the digi cam). ๐Ÿ™‚ Really, those digital cameras with macros are really helpful ๐Ÿ™‚ …

    — @ Bette & Kris (Tres Belle): Thank you for such compliments.Aaawww a postcard? Thanks. Digi cams really are helpful for an amateur like me ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh and Bette, maybe next time you and your family will get to visit. There’s still next year ๐Ÿ™‚

    Some encouraged me to grow orchids!

    I’m glad that these flowers, in their own little way have made you smile and enjoy even for just one day.

    — Yes, God certainly is indeed a wonderful artist! ๐Ÿ™‚


    @ Lynn (Vintage Nest), Gabriella, Charlotte: Thank you for telling me the name.

  50. March 18, 2009 2:00 am

    What a beautiful display of flowers. How long has this festival been going on? My mom is from Baguio. I’ll have to ask her if she remembers this. Thanks for sharing your gorgous photos

  51. March 18, 2009 10:28 am

    Gorgeous Stunning pics. Love the flowers!!


  52. sarah permalink
    March 19, 2009 1:31 am

    Happy belated P.S. God bless you, Sarah

  53. anna permalink
    March 27, 2009 9:03 pm

    The name of the flower at the 3rd photo is an azalea bloomed in Holland. The first one is cymbidium.


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