one lazy sunday, i had this spur-of-the-moment moment and asked the husband and mom to go to the nearest nursery i saw when we last went to tagaytay.
i was then desperately in search of "garlic vine" to the point that i was scanning every garden that i can see while we were on the trip, and luckily, i found this nursery which had this beautiful arbor full of garlic blooms, i said, "one day, i'll visit that place" and that day apparently was this lazy sunday.
we went to the place together with my mom, husband, and cousin, kobi, hoping to buy some plantings of garlic vine.
arriving at the place, i was in awe (as usual) seeing all those plants and flowers (i have this habit of wanting to stay at a place when i find something "interesting" which synonymously means "plants and flowers").
but.nobody was there. it was 3 in the afternoon and no one was watching over this garden full of plants. my mom and husband searched the whole garden, while i, still amazed at the flowers, wandered around, and did not bother to look for the person in charge.
i just told them, "maybe they're having their siesta (afternoon nap)."
i was right..the lady in charge of the place went out of this house beside the nursery still half asleep. good thing she wasn't mad for disturbing her siesta. i asked her if they had the garlic vine i saw, but she said there was no available plant at the moment. sad and disappointed, i went on to pick plants which i find nice... i bought two plumbago plants and one rangoon creeper. i was specifically looking for a vine and she said that there's none available, desperate, i asked if she could give me cuttings then, i will pay for them..then she brought me that rangoon creeper plant she was keeping and not ready to sell and gave it to me for 50php ($1).
i was the one who planning to buy plants but it ended up mom having bought more than what i did.
she bought one variegated rosal (gardenia), two bushes i don't know what the name of, and one orange vine (that the woman was also keeping) i also don't know the name.
the lady was nice and gave us free plants! she gave me the pink torenia and my mom, two plants.
i think it was a very good bargain, her prices were cheap and we promised the lady that we will visit the nursery again some time.
she allowed me to take pictures of the flowers in the nursery plus she gave me cuttings of the garlic vine from their arbor..woohoo!
here are some of the plants from our adventure that day. sorry, i forgot to take shots of the plants we bought.
also, the lady told us the nursery was owned by a doctor who loves plants and all those plants we see in the nursery started from her collection. inspired, we went home happy..stopped at a store and ate merienda then drove home with our stomachs full, our pickup truck full of plants, my heart full of happiness and inspiration, and our pockets empty..heehee. til our next spur-of-the moment trip :)