Re: Garden Courtesy
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- Subject: Re: Garden Courtesy
- From: "John I. Jones" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 11:01:59 +0000
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> In a message dated 98-06-24 02:12:35 EDT, Lorraine & Gordon Nicholson write:
> >> Our field situation seems to invite the worse behavior in both children and
> >> adults, so much room to run, rows to jump and things to touch!!
> I have the most wonderful sign that was created by a daylily grower here, Tom
> Rood of Grace Gardens. I use it often... and include it in every program for
> garden tours that I'm involved with....
> The Ten Commandments of Garden Courtesy
> 1. Thou shalt leave pets at home or in a shaded vehicle with the windows
> partly down
> 2. Thou shalt enjoy the garden without endangering bloomstalks with swinging
> purses, cameras, tripods, etc.
> 3. Thou shalt use established walkways and not step into or across flower
> 4. Thou shalt not touch any plant for any reason
> 5. Thou shalt read plant labels without lifting for better viewing
> 6. Thou shalt not ask to use the gardener's facilities
> 7. Thou shalt allow children to enjoy the plans under VERY CLOSE supervision
> 8. Thou shalt allow the gardener to continue any work they are engaged in
> without interruption
> 9. Thou shalt call ahead for permission to visit a private garden. Thou
> shalt also observe any posted visiting hours for "open gardens"
> 10. Thou shalt carry away any debris
> VIOLATORS WILL BE COMPOSTED
> I love this message because it's very positive ("Thou Shalt...". not "Thou
> Shalt Not..") includes humor and covers all potential major problems. Of
> course.... when we do a tour, I also refer to the "10 Commandments.." and
> explain some of them - but that's not practical in the garden. But I do think
> that having this sign reproduced in large, legible type and posted in a
> prominent place might help.
> Kathy Guest
> E. Aurora, NY