I bought hundreds of plants and trees from a vendor near the Rotonda, in Tagaytay three years ago. Ano pa ba ang istorya, eh di naloko na naman ako. Okay, maybe hindi nya ako niloko, pero kulang ang mga idiniliver nya na halaman, kasi wala naman ako sa farm nung nagpupunta sya. Yung hardinero na inutusan ko na bilangin yung mga halaman, obviously hindi naman nya ginawa.
Yung mga trees na ang order ko eh 10 ft. puro pandakaki ang inihatid nya, mga 5 ft lang. When I complained, he said “mam, lalaki rin naman yan”. But his price was based on a 10 ft. tall tree. I bought (or so I thought) all kinds of fruit-bearing trees, name it and I thought I have it, wala pala. Pero binayaran ko sa kanya. Macopa, atis, avocado, guyabano, santol, duhat, banaba, langka, mangga, sinuguelas, chico, dalandan, mandarin orange, buko, at iba pa. Meron din ako (dapat) na narra, african tulips, fire trees, yakal, mahogany, kamagong, and other hard woods. Pero hindi namin makita, wala naman pala itinanim. Yung mga royal palm, hangga ngayon hindi pa rin tumataas and they look sick. My husband asked me several times how much that guy took home, I forgot na. Talagang pinilit kong kalimutan kasi sasama lang ang loob ko. Hindi naman sya yumaman dun sa pera na nakuha nya sa akin kasi nung isang beses, nakita ko sya nadun pa rin sa pwesto nya,
naka shorts, naka baba hanggang kalahati ng pwet nya, nakatuwad duon, nagtitinda ng mga halaman sa tabing daan. Naghihintay na naman siguro ng turista na magogoyo nya.
Eto pa, pinsan nya yung engineer na nangontrata ng bakod namin and supposedly yung cottage house.
Niraket daw ako sabi ni Mister Yee. Paling pa yung bakod namin, kitang-kita sa satellite. Next year ko na lang ipapasukat uli para maidiretso. Gastos na naman yan kasi I have to tear down at least 50 linear meters of concrete fence. I have to do it or else I would lose maybe 50- 100 square meters of land. Aba hindi pwede.
The trees that are visible and are growing nice and pretty are those I bought directly from the nursery along Sta. Rosa and those planted by Edmund. My favorite is the araucaria pine trees. They look like Christmas trees and make the place look like we’re in Baguio.
The five blue palm trees were already full grown and very tall when I bought them three years ago. They cost me a lot of money but I didn’t mind paying that much because I wanted to have instant trees. Medyo mabagal ding lumaki pero at least they are now stable. In two years maybe they would grow a lot taller (sisipa).
Dati ayaw ng husband ko ng pine trees kasi daw walang silbi dahil walang bunga, walang makakain. Eh gusto ko, basta bumili ako ng bumili ng marami.
He seldom went there so before he knew it I surrounded the place with ine trees. Mga nakatanim na. That was two years ago. Ngayon, na appreciate na nya. Nice daw.
We only have a few coconut trees. They’ve been there ever since I acquired the property. We planted at least one hundred more (supposed to be) but I haven’t noticed even one. I remember paying tons for the kind that starts bearing fruits in 4 to 5 years and does not grow very tall. Wala dito. Wah.