…as we have this week, I've been meaning to share this little gem from Dear Abby. It's so rare that she gets a gardening letter!
I have very nice neighbors who believe in leaving the wild and natural growth on their property. They have posted a sign that claims it to be a “certified natural habitat.” They never weed or cut anything back. At first, it was cared for, but now it has become an eyesore.
I have tried to grow border plants to hide the mess, but nothing seems to help. I believe it affects the value of our home. My husband doesn’t want me to say anything for fear of hurting their feelings. We don’t live in a rural area where this might be more acceptable.
Thorn in Our Side
Abby's response begins, "Dear Thorn, Who certified your neighbors' yard as a 'natural habitat?'"
Yes, who indeed?
Just for fun, why don't you be Dear Abby for a day, and write your answer to Thorn in Our Side? You can read Abby's full response here.
Posted by Amy Stewart on February 2, 2012 at 5:31 am, in the category Ask Dr. Bleedingheart.