It’s mommy’s time to ask something from our Santa… I want plants! Cypress tree.. succulents.. orchids.. bamboo.. more flowering plants and more plants!
Last weekend, since weekend birthday ni Mother Earth, naglibot kame sa may Tabang Guguinto to look for plants for my garden. Si Mother Earth talaga ang mahilig sa plants.. green hand sya, hindi lang basta green thumb. Kahit ano pa yan, kahit itapon lang nya, tumutubo. Nagtapon sya ng buto ng mangga doon sa dati namin tinitirhan, ayun malapit na mamunga!
If you have been to that side of Bulacan, you’d know that after Tabang exit (dun sa bayaran part ha), kabi- kabila na ang mga tindahan ng halaman. You can buy gardening and landscaping supplies there. Landscaped trees, bonsai plants, flowering plants, pebbles and all kinds of grass (bermuda grass, frog grass, korean grass). Pero may secret pala ang Bulacan.. behind those stores along the highway is a subdivision where you can buy cheaper landscaping supplies and plants. Almost all houses inside that village have their own gardening business.
Finding that “secret garden” is easy.. Here’s a map!
CLUE: Look for Puregold Guiguinto and before Puregold, turn right and voila!
Our first stop was RG Plant Nursery. Sila lang may orchids eh. My mom insist on buying orchids for my living room. We’re looking for butterfly orchids. Unfortunately, they only have dendrobium that time and most are not flowering. Gusto nga ni Mother Earth mapuno ng bulaklak ang bahay ko eh. Dendrodium was only 80 Pesos per pot.
Dendrobium Orchids from Tabang, Guiguinto, Bulacan for only 80 Pesos per pot
Anthurium all year round flower for only 350 Pesos per pot
We opted for anthurium which cost a bit higer (350 Pesos each!). It never stops blooming naman daw.. sooo sulit na din! Now, I have a supply of fresh flowers everyday!
I also want to buy money tree but it is so expensive (300 Pesos per pot)!! Specially the one that comes from Thailand (2000 Pesos per pot!).
Since I really want some cypress trees, we asked around and found a supplier, 1500 per plant (5-6 feet). Pag iipunan ko yan! This one naman is cheaper, around 300-400 yata:
And we found a supplier for Bamboo Poles. Eh di ba I want some bamboo poles around my house. Each pot is 300 Pesos with 2 poles each. According to the gardener, I will need 2-3 pots per meter. The height of the bamboo pole is 7-8 feet (just my estimate). Planting of the bamboos are free if you’ll buy from them buuut delivery is around 2000 to 3000 Pesos. Pag- iipunan ko din to!
Our last stop was the nursery beside the church. Sa kanila lang ako nakita ng Poinsettia and other flowering plants.
Poinsettia from Tabang, Guguinto, Bulacan Gardens for only 100 Pesos per pot
Succulents for 35 Pesos
Citronella for 35 Pesos each pot
Ang dami kong gustong bilhin doon but since our car space is limited, uunahin ko na bumili ng Hilux..jooooke laaaang!
Definitely, babalik kame dito to buy more plants.. I want Poinsettia!!
Shout out to Filipina Explorer for her blog post which leads us to this gardening haven and to her directions on how to go there! Muaaaah! Thanks so much!!