Every year, at the same time as the Jaro fiesta (each February 2) there’s a wonderful flower, plant, shrub and tree sale at Jaro (Iloilo, Philippines). Growers from all over Panay Island set up their booths in Jaro plaza. It’s such a treat for gardeners.
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These are the treasures we took home this year:
Vietnamese Cilantro. Persicaria odorata http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persicaria_odorata
Lemon Basil http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon_basil
Holy Basil Ocimum tenuiflorum http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_basil
“Popcorn” Bougainvillea http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bougainvillea
Several Heliconia – “Bird of Paradise” (Heliconia Golden Torch) and a red and yellow helicona “Lobster Claw”