Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wednesday Vignette; poison much?

Headed home from an afternoon dog walk and this scene greeted me just across the street. Granulated weed killer dotted liberally across the landscape...

It's repeated throughout the year, such a throw-back to earlier times. Times I'm glad most (hopefully?) have left behind.

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  1. So sad! So many better options!

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  2. I've never seen anything like that. I'm surprised someone that concerned with individual weeds doesn't tear out the summer-dead lawn and replace it with more attractive weed-suppressing ground cover plants.

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    1. I don't think there's much of a desire for change at that address.

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  3. I think even people at Scott/Monsanto/Bayer would be shocked and appalled at this. Such a misapplication! The lawn does look nice though so can't argue with their results...

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    1. I've been watching this for years and the intended results don't seem to occur...

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  4. Why have Schlefferas and Agaves and Manzanitas when you can have a lawn like that?

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    1. I wonder what she thinks when she looks at my garden? Must be horrified at the chaos.

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  5. Oh heavens. I'm speechless. But it still happens too often. They wouldn't like me for a neighbor. I don't fret about a few dandelions, violets, and other lawn flowers.

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    1. "lawn flowers"...I love that description!

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  6. Finally managed to see the photos! I wholeheartedly agree with Kris and Hoov... My god, why even bother when the rest looks like THAT??? I totally see why you are appalled...

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    1. I hate it when I forget and start up that section of sidewalk with Lila. It's nearly impossible to keep her on the sidewalk, but don't want her walking through that stuff!

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  7. I'm afraid there are more people like that than all of us gardeners realize. We have neighbors with an incredible veg garden but they have a lawn service that comes and fertilizes their front lawn. Seems like two opposing concepts on one property to me.

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  8. I have a lawn service because I just don't want to mow and edge. I got the "squinty eye" when I said no weed killer or fertilizer. I'm sure they think I'm a weirdo but I don't care.

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  9. I thought perhaps a flock of seagulls had visited. So, they're putting poison on the only green things in their yard? I don't get it but then I've always been one of those mow whatever shows up kind of gardeners.

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