When I started the blog, I made a conscious effort to not say too much about the neighbors. You know the drill: don't disrupt the apple-cart, that kind of thing. Well, that time has passed and now it's time to vent. I am truly lucky to have a good neighbor to the north of us. The neighbor to the east is a slum-lord and I look at their mess on a daily basis, now my southern neighbor has done it again. I had to run some errands today and when I got back I came home to see this:
What the F is wrong with people??? Do people LIKE things to look barren and ugly and I'm the odd man out wanting some greenery??? The neighbor had chopped down all of the hostas, blue bells and cone flowers that were in MY side yard. Yes, I agree, about a two and a half foot strip of it is hers but the majority of it, about six and a half feet, is MINE. My main entry and side walk open onto it, I plant flowers there and tend it and therefore, it's mine. Well, if I wanted a lawn in MY side yard, don't you think I would have started mowing and sowing seeds years ago??? Don't you have a side yard on the other side of the hosue you can F-up? Isn't that enough for you?
This happened last year and is one of the reasons I started putting more stuff in the side yard. I wanted to make it a nicer space and I also wanted to deter any unwanted chopping. Can they take an F-ing hint??? I should go over and have a chat with the neighbor instead of blogging about it but that can wait for when I simmer down. If I went over now, I'm apt to go on about everything from their bad vinyl windows and front door to the dog they were abusing last year... ...and that wouldn't be pretty.
Oh, and dude, if you were in such a plant-trimming mood, you could have given the stuff in the pot a trim too. Oh, and look, you missed two cone flower. Is that my consolation prize??? Well thanks but no thanks. I guess I'll have to get some big metal spikes or maybe start digging a moat in preparation for next year.