15 Jan2015

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Believe it or not, no one has nailed the cost of the three arrangements I put up in the post the other day, but some folks are close. Before I announce the winner of that post, here’s ANOTHER chance for two more bottles of Sister’s jam/marmalade.

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On the same trip to Dimasalang, I got these three selloum leaves that are incredibly beautiful AND ECONOMICAL. They last a long time, have a sculptural quality and add life to an otherwise dead corner of the living area.

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They have a mind of their own, and curl funnily in some cases, so you have to coax them to a shape that works with your vase and resting place. These three leaves cost me a total of PHP75. Yes, that’s not a typo, they were PHP25 or roughly U.S. 60 cents each! If that isn’t a hint for you to go back to the previous jam contest post and try your luck again, with a new email address or have a friend join for you… :)

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So here’s how this works. All you have to do is look through the flower posts from 2006-2009 and find two posts that you like a lot. Just leave me a comment below, with the two posts from the archives (e.g. xxxx post from Jan 2008 and xxxx post from Nov 2007) and I will do a random number generator to pick the winner from all the of the comments submitted. Simple, right? And if you are in a betting mood, the contest for a trip for a domestic trip for two to Cebu on the Zubuchon.com website currently only has approximately 70 entries, so each player has a 1 in 70 chance to win two plane tickets, hotel accommodations and meals at Zubuchon. That’s a pretty darned good set of odds! So join that now or forward the contest to friends or family who might want to join it!

 

COMMENTS:

  1. Jess Sanchez says:

    Le Jardin de Ville, Flowers by Lia Valera & Company post from Feb 2007 and Flowers for a Confirmation a la Marketman post from April 2008. Would really love a taste of Sister’s jam/marmalade. :)

    Jan 15, 2015 | 1:57 pm

     
  2. Annie Secretario says:

    Talakitok on the Grill January 2006 and Spectacular French Tulips / Suggestions for Wedding Flowers August 2009

    Jan 15, 2015 | 3:38 pm

     
  3. Manny says:

    I think the registration insists on a photo for it to register so am not sure if this is causing people to skip joining. I found myself not being able to submit a photo as i was using a laptop without my photo in it.

    Jan 15, 2015 | 4:24 pm

     
  4. rose says:

    Two posts: Tomatoes and roses from DowntoEarth, on 6 July 2014 and Happy Mother’s Day on May 12, 2013.

    Jan 15, 2015 | 4:33 pm

     
  5. Manny says:

    I don’t think I got a confirmation either after registration to zubufly. So does that mean I am not registered? Contest only allows one entry and several entries automatically disqualifies you so am at a loss. This may also be the cause of the low turn out. Am sure ‘millions’ have registered to have a shot at the Best Pig Ever.

    Jan 15, 2015 | 4:34 pm

     
  6. Marketman says:

    Manny, you just have to check the gallery to see if your registration is there… :)

    Jan 15, 2015 | 5:03 pm

     
  7. Gie says:

    Holiday 2014’s First “Fishpan” Award-King Louis Flowers and Plants post from December 15, 2014 and Hundreds of Blooms for an Anniversary…post from January 7, 2007.

    Big fan here from Nueva Ecija. Only that…. I was just able to muster the courage to comment, well, a few minutes ago.

    Jan 15, 2015 | 5:09 pm

     
  8. Gie says:

    Holiday 2014’s First “Fishpan” Award-King Louis Flowers and Plants post from December 15, 2014 and Hundreds of Blooms for an Anniversary…post from January 7, 2007.

    Jan 15, 2015 | 5:15 pm

     
  9. Eileen says:

    My two favorite posts are Happy Mother’s Day on May 12, 2013 and Talakitok on the Grill January 2006 .

    Jan 15, 2015 | 6:21 pm

     
  10. Susan Cervantes says:

    Hi Marketman

    Always find your flower posts informative. Your Flowers and Food for Multiple Events (4/2/06) and Flowers for Public Spaces (11/9/06) provide useful details for wannabe florists like me.

    Thanks and carry on with your amazing work.

    Jan 15, 2015 | 7:34 pm

     
  11. little mary says:

    1) Vanda Orchids – 24 Feb. 2012
    2) Flowers For Our First “Holiday” Dinner 2014 …. – 23 Oct. 2014

    Jan 15, 2015 | 9:26 pm

     
  12. Gillian says:

    I liked these: Istanbul Blooms from Aug 22, 2008 and Springtime in Paris from June 2, 2009

    Jan 15, 2015 | 9:48 pm

     
  13. Cristy says:

    (1) A Gorgeous Brunch at the Four Seasons Istanbul, at Sultanahmet posted on 28th Sept. 2008 and (2) Antique Silver Bon-Bon Server posted on 31st May 2007.

    Pit Senior! :-)

    Jan 15, 2015 | 10:13 pm

     
  14. psychomom says:

    roast adobo pork loin a la marketman 11/18/2007
    palayok pinakbet 1/30/2008

    Jan 16, 2015 | 12:54 am

     
  15. denise says:

    Wedding Flowers Part 1 / 13 July 2009
    Hydrangeas in Squash / 15 Oct 2006

    Jan 16, 2015 | 3:41 am

     
  16. Kenikenken says:

    Hydrangeas in Squash Oct 2006, Hydrangeas in Bloom Nov 2007. I absolutely adore Hydrangeas!

    Jan 16, 2015 | 8:58 am

     
  17. izaia says:

    1) mini calla lilies post from 10 Apr 2006
    2) blue and white post from 22 Sep 2008

    I would have chosen the That’s a “Ribbon” ?!?… post. I found it really cool. But I realized it was not from 2006-2009 posts. These are gorgeous too. Hoping to win Sister’s marmalade. :)

    Jan 16, 2015 | 9:20 am

     
  18. Cha says:

    Tulips! – July 2007
    Squash Flowers, Two Ways – July 2008 :)

    Jan 16, 2015 | 9:39 am

     
  19. Ann Herrera says:

    loving Bougainvilla from 24 Feb. 2006 because i simply adore them and Squash Flowers.. two ways from 6 July 2008, as i remember my father in law putting these bunch of beauties on the breakfast table (fresh from his garden) for Mama E.

    Jan 16, 2015 | 9:57 am

     
  20. Susie says:

    My favorite posts are still the first one I read (24 October 2008) that I found after googling Ube Puto and the post on making a sofrito for paella (8 June 2008). Still use the sofrito recipe..have some in my freezer in bags!

    Jan 16, 2015 | 5:44 pm

     
  21. Mike De Guzman says:

    Hydrangeas in Squash – 15 Oct 2006
    Flowers for Public Spaces – 09 Nov 2006

    Jan 16, 2015 | 6:43 pm

     
  22. Kurt says:

    Hi Mr. MM!

    This September 2008 post, because it’s rather unique:

    http://www.marketmanila.com/archives/roses-in-the-four-seasonsjeff-leatham-style

    and this July 2008 post, because the flowers are edible:

    http://www.marketmanila.com/archives/squash-flowers-two-ways

    Jan 16, 2015 | 8:11 pm

     
  23. Rona Y says:

    Flowers for Mother’s Day post from May 2009

    Blue and White post from September 2008

    Jan 16, 2015 | 9:49 pm

     
  24. ami says:

    Springtime in Paris from June 2, 2009 and Keukenhof Gardens, Lisse, The Netherlands from May 22, 2006. I’m a sucker for travel posts.

    Jan 16, 2015 | 9:53 pm

     
  25. jenneth says:

    Small Tight Flowers Arrangement 101 (May 15, 2009) and Flowers for a Wake (January 29, 2007)

    Jan 17, 2015 | 8:26 am

     
  26. tiln says:

    Blue and White September 2008 and Flowers for Mother’s Day May 2009

    thanks for the tip and for adding more of Sister’s jams to the table, MM. :)

    Jan 17, 2015 | 2:49 pm

     
  27. Gigi says:

    Bloemenmarkt Amsterdam in may 23, 2006 and Spectacular French tulips posted aug 28, 2009

    Jan 17, 2015 | 6:07 pm

     
  28. KK in Bermuda says:

    Glorious Gloriosa from Feb 2014 & Greens for the Beach House from Sept 2014

    Jan 17, 2015 | 9:47 pm

     
  29. sophie says:

    Here’s my “binalik balikan” posts.

    1. 2006 July 24 – Humba or Umba / Braised Pork with Palm Sugar and Black Beans
    2. 2009 May 08 – Flowers for Mother’s Day

    I love all your posts MM.

    Pit Senor!

    Jan 19, 2015 | 12:45 pm

     
  30. Cai says:

    Springtime in Paris – June 2, 2009 and
    Flowers for a Wake – January 29, 2007 for me! :)

    Jan 19, 2015 | 2:46 pm

     
  31. Gary says:

    Hi MM,

    I always find interesting posts at your site!

    My picks on your flower posts:
    22 August 2008: http://www.marketmanila.com/archives/istanbul-blooms

    15 May 2009: http://www.marketmanila.com/archives/amaryllis-in-water

    Jan 20, 2015 | 12:25 pm

     
  32. ness says:

    Springtime in Paris (June 2009) and Lotus/Baino (Feb 2009).

    Jan 20, 2015 | 12:58 pm

     
  33. Kasseopeia says:

    I really liked Istanbul Blooms (August 2008) and Spectacular French Tulips / Suggestions for Wedding Flowers (August 2009).

    Both August entries. Hmmm…

    Jan 20, 2015 | 1:24 pm

     
  34. Riza says:

    1. Small ‘tight’ flower arrangements 101 / May 15, 2009
    2. Hundreds of blooms for an anniversary / January 7, 2007

    Jan 21, 2015 | 11:55 am

     
 

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