The Associated Press has discovered front yard gardens and the ruckus that can ensue. Among the highlights:
"Especially in the first three years, I got a lot of code
violations," said Bob Waldrop of Oklahoma City. He planted his corner
lot almost entirely with fruit trees, berry bushes and vegetables.
- From a woman in Hunstville, AL: "We promised our neighbor we wouldn’t grow corn, because that looks kind of tacky," …The neighbor also thought tomatoes looked "untidy." (Editor’s note: We find toddlers in the front yard totally offensive. Can’t something be done?)
- From longtime edible landscape advocate Rosalind Creasy: "One of the dumbest things I see is dead lawns in the winter. They’re brown for six months of the year. How beautiful is that?" (Creasy’s books are pure edible plant porn, but where the hell’s her blog?