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I like the idea of a garden in every yard. I have tomato and pepper plants in my flower beds, with lettuce and radishes as a boarder. All of my herbs are in the front yard for everyone to see. Surely the public official has better things to do than drive around town to see what everyone has planted in their front yard.
 

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I like the idea of a garden in every yard. I have tomato and pepper plants in my flower beds, with lettuce and radishes as a boarder. All of my herbs are in the front yard for everyone to see. Surely the public official has better things to do than drive around town to see what everyone has planted in their front yard.
me too.
I am doing edible landscaping. what some think are lovely draping flowers is amaranth! lol
i have herbs in the front, oregano, mustard, thyme etc but my main garden is in the back with matoes, corn, squashes, beans etc.
also in the front I have climbing peas, and cukes with their lovely flowers and fruits.
I would tell that lady to rock on! :flower:
 

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I like the idea of a garden in every yard. I have tomato and pepper plants in my flower beds, with lettuce and radishes as a boarder. All of my herbs are in the front yard for everyone to see. Surely the public official has better things to do than drive around town to see what everyone has planted in their front yard.
Not only gardens, but if every homeowner planted 10 trees-- if space allows, of course-- this world would be much better also, I think.
 

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Reading some of the comments at the bottom - someone suggested peaceful protest by using Webster's definition of suitable = common. Have the neighbors plant gardens in their front yards. Someone's thinking outside the box. Gotta love it!
 

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Not only gardens, but if every homeowner planted 10 trees-- if space allows, of course-- this world would be much better also, I think.
I love planting trees. I saw a small ceder growing underneath a mobile home when walking yesterday. I asked the folks if I could pluck it from the ground and take it home to plant. I now have a cedar tree and a blue spruce tree that are only about a foot tall :) I already planted 6 other trees in my backyard.
 

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Casey Anthony walks in Florida and Julie Bass goes to jail in Michigan????????

I live about 25-30 miles away from Julie Bass. How soon before they come and get me? If she has a legal defence fund we should all chip in some bucks.
 

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I'm glad I don't live in Oak Park - They might cite me for growing asparagus among my lilies. :flower:

And, BTW, the British spelling is defence. So cut 'em some slack.
 

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Oh brother. I hope the whole town gets behind this woman, and I hope there becomes a wave of front-yard gardens not only there but in other towns!

Common sense, folks! There's a couple people there that don't have any! Geez.

Reading the comments after the story was as interesting as the article. If so many common people out there reading the news can see the idiocracy of this, why is it those few people who have no common sense keep prevailing in this kind of harassment? :dunno:
 

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All the lady has to do is say ... Mrs O told me to do it. :flower:

Now what town in their right mind would cross Mrs O.

I think I will send this to the house on the hill and see what they have to say ... :D
 

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She was warned. She could've had her garden in the backyard and it wouldn't have been a problem. It comes down to the rule of law. If you already have a law against having gardens in your front yard then you can't have one. Whether it's a good law or not is a separate issue.
Read the article Bill. Gardens are not specifically prohibited in the law. The laws states only "suitable plants". It does not define suitable. The code enforcement guy says the definition of suitable is common. In other words her yard has to look like everyone else's and since none of her neighbors have gardens in front, neither can she. I think she is totally within her rights.
 
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