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Fwd: Bye Bye Garden..


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Catharine Carpenter <cathycrc@comcast.net>
> Date: August 11, 2008 10:53:48 PM CDT
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bye Bye Garden..
>
> He has obviously not researched mature sizes of his plantings... or  
> their characteristics.
> Cathy
> On Aug 11, 2008, at 5:03 PM, Sue Walsh wrote:
>
>> Funny you should mention silver maple...he planted one smack dab in  
>> the middle of the front lawn! It's a sapling and has no support  
>> whatsoever. I'm betting it snaps once the first big snow/ice/ 
>> windstorm hits it.  He also dug up some beautiful hydrangeas (not  
>> mine-they were there when we moved in) and stuck in a row of  
>> generic looking evergreen hedges. He also bought a 7 foot tall Fir  
>> which he stuck in what is now his backyard.
>>
>> Sue
>>
>> --------------------------------------------------
>> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
>> Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2008 3:30 PM
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bye Bye Garden..
>>
>>> On the other hand, maybe you SHOULD.  I could send you some poison  
>>> ivy, bindweed, yellow nutgrass, and deadly nightshade if  you'd  
>>> like.  I'll even part with some silver maple seedlings.  Let me  
>>> know when you're ready.
>>>
>>> Kitty
>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <islandjim1@comcast.net 
>>> >
>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>> Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2008 3:10 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bye Bye Garden..
>>>
>>>
>>>> Be sure to apologize for not putting back the weeds that were  
>>>> there before you moved in.
>>>>
>>>> On Aug 10, 2008, at 12:05 PM, Pam Evans wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Amen to all of that Sue.  And what a jerk this son is.  If it  
>>>>> were  me, I'd
>>>>> pot everything up I could and make tracks as soon as practical.   
>>>>> And I
>>>>> wouldn't be too neat about tidying anything up when I dug stuff  
>>>>> up either.
>>>>> I hate it that this has happened, and hoping you find something   
>>>>> great (and
>>>>> all yours) very, very soon!
>>>>>
>>>>> On 8/10/08, andreah <andreah@hargray.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> What a jack---! Defintiely time to move on-I'd find a way to  
>>>>>> keep  all of my
>>>>>> stuff though and move it with me since you've spent the money.  
>>>>>> Hope you can
>>>>>> find a place quickly, with a yard that's all yours!
>>>>>> A
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Sue Walsh" <sue.nyc@att.net>
>>>>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>>>> Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2008 12:37 AM
>>>>>> Subject: [CHAT] Bye Bye Garden..
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> We got a very unpleasant surprise today. To backtrack a bit,  
>>>>>> our landlord
>>>>>>> sold our house (two family brownstone) to his son, who moved  
>>>>>>> in downstairs.
>>>>>>> We knew him and all so it didn't seem like a big deal. That  
>>>>>>> is  until he told
>>>>>>> us today we are no longer allowed any use of the front or   
>>>>>>> backyard. Our
>>>>>>> grill, patio set, and all our outdoor plants have to go. To  
>>>>>>> quote  him ("It's
>>>>>>> MY house, and MY yard. You just rent the second floor." ).  
>>>>>>> We're unhappy to
>>>>>>> say the least. The grill and patio set are new and since we  
>>>>>>> have  to get rid
>>>>>>> of them that's $300 down the drain. The plants (including  
>>>>>>> three  rose bushes)
>>>>>>> probably cost me a hundred or so at least. Now the previous   
>>>>>>> landlord (his
>>>>>>> father) had no problem with any of it, and this one has been   
>>>>>>> around since
>>>>>>> April and just now decided to tell us. He said it "slipped  
>>>>>>> his  mind". Right.
>>>>>>> He saw me planting, saw the grill and table set up, and never  
>>>>>>> said  a word.
>>>>>>> We're not dirty, messy people. When we moved in the front yard  
>>>>>>> was bare and
>>>>>>> pretty ugly, and we're always complimented on how nice we kept  
>>>>>>> things,
>>>>>>> inside and out.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Needless to say we are looking for a new place to live. Thank  
>>>>>>> goodness we
>>>>>>> are in a position to do so. We refuse to be treated like  
>>>>>>> second  class
>>>>>>> citizens and made to feel unwelcome in our own home.  Fine,  
>>>>>>> he's the
>>>>>>> landlord, but our rent helps pay the mortgage and frankly  
>>>>>>> after 5 years of
>>>>>>> paying rent on time and being in their words "perfect tenants"  
>>>>>>> we deserve
>>>>>>> better treatment.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I know things could be worse but boy are we pissed. All that  
>>>>>>> money wasted!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Sue (Zone 7)
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>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> -- 
>>>>> Pam Evans
>>>>> Kemp TX
>>>>> zone 8A
>>>>>
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>>>>
>>>> Island Jim
>>>> Willamette Valley
>>>> 44.99 N 123.04 W
>>>> Elevation 148'
>>>> Hardiness Zone 8/9
>>>> Heat Zone 5
>>>> Sunset Zone 6
>>>> Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
>>>> Maximum 86 F [30 C]
>>>>
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