Thought you might like to see this garden..

wendy2shoesApril 22, 2009

I posted it in "Garden Junk" as well...wonder what the neighbors think! The "stuffies" get changed out every 3 months or so, but can you imagine what a soggy mess they must be after April's rains?

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nancy_drew(5 nw chgo burbs)

That is not a garden! I don't see anything GROWING there! THAT is a front yard with "stuff" in it.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2009 at 4:56PM
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wendy2shoes

P.S. It's not my garden! (whew)

    Bookmark   April 22, 2009 at 6:37PM
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token28001(zone7b NC)

It's unusual. It's also repulsive. However, maybe they know something about design that was left out of my education.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2009 at 8:02PM
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jaynine

Wow, it looks as if someone spent quite a lot of time creating that. It's kind of sad.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2009 at 8:29PM
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PVick(6b NYC)

whaddaya mean, you don't see anything growing there? isn't that grass and aren't those trees? probably provide a great backdrop for all that other crap when they start filling in. (the st. bernard (?) puppy on the left is cute, though ....)

different strokes for different folks .... sure wouldn't like to be their neighbors.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2009 at 9:16PM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

A bit much for my tastes but if it makes them happy then let them be. At the end of the day I sit out and look over my flowering gardens and think, "I love my gardens." yet know that others might not agree. I would never want to deny that kind of joy to someone else. There are much worse things to see and hear in some neighborhoods.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2009 at 12:03AM
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tiffy_z5_6_can(5/6)

Well, certainly not my cup of tea, but then again my hundreds of pop bottles sitting out in my yard might not be to their liking either.

Better than a rusty car surrounded by tires and an old fridge...

    Bookmark   April 23, 2009 at 8:01PM
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alwaysagarden(CA 9b)

You sure that's not a yard sale they had... several weeks ago?!

    Bookmark   April 25, 2009 at 8:55PM
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mayberrygardener(z5a, Broomfield, CO)

Nothing growing... Except the neighbor's discontent. I'd have to agree, though; there are likely neighbors of mine that wonder just what the heck my wide assortment of plastic trash I keep peeking into might be!

I live in an area where xeriscaping is popular, and there is a house on the corner that is our "landmark" when giving people directions: "Go until you see the yard that isn't a yard, yes the one with the headboard and neon-painted adirondack chairs in the middle of a bunch of weedy-looking things, turn right..."

I frequently have to remind myself that it takes all kinds to make the world go round. For the record, if this yard were in my town, the yard-police would be out and the offending "trash" would have to be removed. There was a big stink in the paper last year about people with three or more offenses to the town's code (weeds, peeling paint, falling fence, trash, dead trees, etc.), would be fined. I guess someone got sick of the neighbors dandelions seeding their yard! I guess there IS an advantage to stuffed animals!?!

    Bookmark   April 26, 2009 at 8:14PM
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jspeachyn5

Do they run a daycare?
I would not want to see inside the house. lol
As said before it is a good thing we are all different.
I know my neighbors stare at my pot ghetto. they think I'm a loon. I'm happy an not hurting anyone with my rows of jugs.
But also glad they are not my neighbors.
Bonnie

    Bookmark   April 27, 2009 at 12:25PM
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nancy_drew(5 nw chgo burbs)

I know our HOA would have a fit. Someone complained about one of my neighbors having too many flags. His daughter and her husband are military.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2009 at 5:04PM
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brandymulvaine

It looks like a salvation army store threw up.
On the plus side it could be worse-broken glass, needles and spent bullets.
-B

    Bookmark   May 9, 2009 at 7:05PM
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nancy_drew(5 nw chgo burbs)

It wouldn't surprise me in the least, if some poor old woman lives there, and one day she mentioned she likes "Garden Figurines". Knowing how hard she is to buy gifts for, the news spread like wildfire! Now, every single family member or friend, buys her "Lawn Art" for every birthday, Christmas, Mother's Day, Valentines Day, and Grandparents Day. Bless her heart, she just doesn't have it in her to tell them to stop or to allow them to come by for a visit without their gift being proudly displayed.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2009 at 8:49PM
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dorisl(5)

I have a secret anxiety that my neighbors think my yard looks like that.

shuddddddddddder

    Bookmark   May 10, 2009 at 6:47PM
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floodthelast(5 N. OH)

It is certainly interesting. I wonder if the inhabitants buy new animals on a consistant basis. I saw a yard on my block full of plastic yard animals and told me husband, "there is not enough habitat for those animals."

There are a few yards near by with faded plastic flowers too. Reminds me of graveyards.

We have a pretty strict mowing rule in my neighborhood my neighbors on one side let a white lawn chair get completely covered with grass and that was in the front yard. We also get yelled at for parking in the front yard.

An old car in the yard with a few tires just makes me nostalgic, lol.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2009 at 10:41AM
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