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Re: [aroid-l] nasty neighbor

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] nasty neighbor
  • From: "Derek Burch" derek@horticulturist.com
  • Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 07:55:25 -0500

What ghastly neighbours. My daughter is very lucky - she had nine blooming at once last year in her front garden a few feet from the street. No one complained about the smell, but there were some raised eyebrows about the buzzards circling overhead.    Derek
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Harry Witmore 
  To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu 
  Sent: Sunday, December 08, 2002 7:32 PM
  Subject: Re: [aroid-l] nasty neighbor

  This brings back the memory of being threatened with being thrown out of my rental house because I owned dangerous animals ( boas, pythons, kings snakes). All of my animals were very small and no threat to anyone. I finally had to remove them from my house although I kept a 4' monitor lizard. 

  Bottom line is that you should fight this sort of foolishness  Make them prove it. You'll at least have till summer. Some well placed road kill may help in a defense.

  Good luck. We're with you all the way.

  At 09:18 AM 12/7/02 -0500, you wrote:

    I discovered yesterday that someone who lives on my street has sent a letter 
    of complaint to our local neighborhood association mentioning my "smelly 
    plant", Amorphophallus paeonifolius.  Of course they don't like my 
    gesneriads, orchids, bromeliads either, but this is the only plant they 
    specifically singled out.
    Do any members of the International Aroid Society have any comments about 
    this person ?

  Harry Witmore
  Zone 7 NC
  Cloud Jungle Art
  Cloud Jungle ePiphytes 

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