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Sentimental Thoughts on a Fig Tree

I’m one of those people that gets a little…just a little… attached to most living things. It may sound silly although when I put my heart and soul into nurturing a living thing it becomes a part of me. It’s who  I am and definitely stands for the kind of person I am.

I nurture all my plants in my little fenced yard. About 3 years ago I nurtured a palm and then donated it to our community to take the place of a diseased tree they had to get rid of.  They exchanged the bare spot with my palm and it has flourished and grown to almost 20 feet!  It shades my bedroom window and it not only benefit our community ….but our shading comfort.

Well, I nurtured a fig tree for the past four years and it grew in a very big pot to 7 feet. One day I noticed that it was unusually flourishing, very very green and getting very very TALL.  I tried to turn the pot around so it got sun on the other side and …it wouldn’t move. Apparently, the roots cracked the bottom and my fig tree really took off into the ground.  Just a very happy camper indeed!

Well, it’s too big for our little fenced yard and we definitely cannot plant into the ground in our little yard (against association rules) so my husband cut the roots and I put an ad in Craigslist the night before last to give my tree to a loving home.   YES. FREE TO A GOOD HOME.

It wasn’t but a half hour later and I received a call.   I “interviewed” the caller and asked what he planned to do with the tree. After feeling comfortable that my tree would be going to a good home we made arrangement for him to pick it up the next evening.

Byron” was a good man and he planned to plant it in his HUGE yard with the hopes it would be a nice shade tree for the kids and his doggies. He whipped out a wad of bills and wanted to give me money and I refused and I told him I just wanted my tree to go to a good home. I handed him my card and his eyes lit up. He knew a lot of people and surely he would be able to refer someone to me.

Although a little sad for having to give it up....

I’m just happy my fig tree went to a good home.

Gardeners are good at nurturing....

Just think what we do in business!

                                                       

 

Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Comment balloon 32 commentsCeleste "SALLY" Cheeseman • October 30 2011 12:54AM
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