Wednesday, September 15, 2010


That is how the 'sin mordazas' widow, described, defined my work some moons ago.  At the time, some typical seasonal tree hunt was taken place by islander butchers from the private or government sector.

The occassional environmental sensibilities of that segment of the population,  at the beauty of the trees, you know, they cool the air and offer shade and housing for the birdies, that erupts at every hunt was superficially wounded.

Something had to be done. "One has to choose the battles to be fought". Someone without credentials wrote: "I do not need a certificate to express my opinion about the environment", adding later about the 'Blogger who opposed el petition', not totally true since I signed it, to get them off my back.  

All what I write, well most of it, is in a continuum.  Poetry, movies, tears, international, insular politics and classical music is good entertainment, but the foolishness of dedicating one's  life, just to that,  ignoring water, air, food, flora and fauna is beyond my understanding and tolerance.

After this subtle and dogmatic introduction, with the desire of putting al 'pan pan vino vino' in the proper context, lets get to the vegetation of Bouret street, between Eduardo Conde and Ponce de Leon avenues.
I dedicate this opus
 to camille matojo roldan soto
 and Paco Vacas from el nuevo dia

For a radical change of pace there will be no BOTANICAL NAMES this time, (except for fun)
go and try to find if what I have mentioned before is true o not.
Popular names are useless for the serious gardener, now or in the long run, or in a dyachronic, sinchronic state of mind.

  1. Roble nativo  3
2.  Cipres  3
3.  Ixora     10
4.  Croton   8
5.  Bouganvillea  14
6.  Lemon    5
7.  Palms, all kinds   21
8.  Ucar       3
9.    Higuero, not a Ficus  1
10.  Ylan-Ylan   1
11.   Guaicum officinale  2
12.   Canario rosa  1
13.    Canario amarillo 2
14.    Callistemon   3
15.    Crape myrtle  3
16.     Dracaena marginata   5
17.     Bauhinia  1
18.      Thevetia peruviana  1
19.     Calliandra haemathocephalla  1
20.      Jasminun multiflorum  5
21.       Aphelandra 2
22.      Ficus   2
23.      Tecoma stans 2
24.      Hibiscus  4
25.      Pleomeles  3
26.       Mussaenda  1
27.       Acalipha    1
28.       Cordyline 3
29.       Tee plant  5
30.         Turnera ulmiforme  2
31.       Grapefruit   1
32.       Orange      1
33.        Papaya  1
34.      Alpinias  3
35.   Murraya paniculata    

Following the mentioned linguistic model there are some patterns here that later will be discussed later.
For those of you planting or not, think of this.  If a garden is like a novel, poem or short story, for the hell of it, one may consider the plant selection as vocabulary and the arrangement,  placement or installation as a parragraph and so on.
In Puerto Rico, all the above result in mentally retarded, feeble minded, or night time remedial study student output.
Time to go apaga i be continued....

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