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  •  Neighbor next door... (3+ / 0-)
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    jayden, estreya, blueoasis

    When they first moved in... Omy....hacked to death soooo many bushes.  The weglia, the forsythia... Lilacs....rhodies....

    I really began to DETEST them for the horrible things they were doing to the previous owners garden... She was somewhat of a bigot (have to say it simply was her generation, she was born probably at the turn of the last century) but was an avid birder and gardener, and her plantings reflected this! So the new neighbors come in, rip things out, hack away at bushes, chop down trees, tear out roses....

    BUT.... Over the years they've been living there, they've learned.  Learned to not over trim the bushes that flower in the spring, learned to appreciate the scent of the lilacs (which are now sprawling a bit)... And they always ask for my advice on garden tips! So as years passed, they've become pretty good neighbors.

    I guess it helps that the new neighbors that are on their other side of them are so bad that I could never be worst in comparison! Lol


    All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

    by kishik on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 04:57:28 AM PDT

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    •  Neighbors can be quite interesting. (2+ / 0-)
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      estreya, jayden

      It's a great success that you were able to help rehabilitate one.  Lol.

      About half of mine do a little more than the basic with landscaping.  I do think my work here has inspired others to do more and I get lots of nice comments, which we all love.

      My only somewhat irritable neighbor is the one nextdoor to the south.  She put some work into her yard and had magnificent plans which never came through and it's been regressing a lot because she doesn't want to put the work into it.  So she often makes somewhat snide remarks and underhanded compliments about mine.  You probably know the type.  But it could be a lot worse.

      I'm very careful with advice when people ask, although they often have no intention of doing much anyway, because in a smaller town I don't want to be blamed for their failures if they don't follow through and they end up with dead or unsuccessful plantings. :)

      More: Some men think the Earth is round, others think it flat; it is a matter capable of question. But if it is flat, will the King's command make it round? And if it is round, will the King's command flatten it?

      by blueoasis on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 06:57:42 PM PDT

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