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Bloom where you are planted.
Zone 4 Central South Dakota
Live, Love & Garden, veggie gal
Coastal Newport Beach, CA, Zone 10b
quote:Originally posted by lisaaann:http://forums.organicgardening...Type=1&search=SearchCheck out these old posts when you are bored.She was in Southern California, but also had a ranch elsewhere.
The sign of a good gardener is not a green thumb, it is brown knees.
West central Michigan along the lakeshore.
quote:Originally posted by Kimm1:A very common "nuisance" ordinance many cities, towns, villages, and townships adopt states that the property owner cannot allow any vegetative grow in excess of 8 inches grow, and many places where that has been challanged have been found to be unconstitutionally vague. My township, a few years ago, was about to adopt a similar ordinance until I pointed out to the supervisor, clerk, treasure, and trustees that the sweet corn they had growing in their gardens violated that ordinance, vegetative growth in excess of 8 inches. Many courts have determined that a law cannot leave it to the discretion of the enforcing party to determine what constitutes a violation.
"My body is a temple - unfortunately, it's a fixer-upper."
"And no, I'm NOT being snarky."
Zone 7a, Culpeper, Virginia
quote:Originally posted by BreezyGardener:In your situation, the violations may be overkill (but really, 10 complaints??), but solid weeds - even if under 12" tall - can definitely be a sign of shoddy care &/or abandonment & thus reduce local property values. That's where the zoning laws are coming from.Particularly in this day & age where the housing market is down the toilet, no one wants their property value to be downsized because of their neighbors' abandoned-looking property.Kudos to you for cleaning things up, but don't bash the messenger.
Zone 7b Southeastern PA
Inland Southern California USDA 9b, Sunset 19
quote:Originally posted by BiodiversityGal:Just ran across other folks getting cited for some pretty silly things:http://thegerminatrix.com/2011...an-they-can-bite-me/