July 7th, 2010


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Nothing quite saps one's passion for gardening like a neighbor liberally spraying Roundup (or some other equally noxious herbicide) on the decorative ferns immediately behind your plot and slowly watching all of your previously healthy plants struggle to make chlorophyll. The good news is that we have virtually no pests. The bad news is that it's probably because our garden is POISONOUS.

However careless and inconsiderate their actions, technically our neighbors did nothing wrong. They were landscaping and made use of the tools that gave them the best results - dead ferns, no digging. It is exactly the sort of thing that makes me want to flee the city for greener pastures.