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RE: Goodbye Garden

I feel for you, Sue.  I'd give you a hug if I were close enough.  He could
have said something before everything was grown.  My guess is he has someone
in mind for your brownstone already.  Landlords, a ban on being able to
creatively decorate and very loud and nosey neighbors is why DH and I bought
a house as soon as we could afford it.  We hated apartment life.

Do you have any friends who could let you grow your plants in their area?
Or, check with the community to see whether there are any public places
where you could "rent" space for gardening.  Call a local park and see if
they can help you find a place for them.  (A couple of days in shade will
not be deadly to them, though it may slow ripening, while you search for a
place to put your plants.  Hopefully your fianci will help you shuttle the
plants to a "safe" place until you can re-settle them for the time being.  I
sure hope something can be worked out for you and your garden!

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of SueNY
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 3:17 PM
Cc: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] Goodbye Garden

   My fiance ran into our landlord as he was leaving for work (we rent our
brownstone) and he told him we have to get rid of our garden! He said it's
"in his way" and makes the place look messy, so now I have 5 tomato plants
full of tomatoes, 4 cucumber vines, and 8 pepper plants (2 bell, 2 cayenne,
2 jalepeno, 3 habenero) that I am expected to toss in the garbage. He said I
have to get rid of my two pots of flowers on the stoop too. Now he's been
here many times since we put the garden together in May (They are all in
pots and kept neat and tidy)and never said a word. Now everything is full of
fruit and he says get rid of it.. I am in tears. At least I can put my
lavender and geraniums in the windowsill. Oh, he did say we could "shove" it
all in the back alley, but the alley faces east and is full of trees..I
don't think there's enough sun there. Where they are now faces west with no
trees and gets 6-9hrs of direct sun and bright indirect sun the rest of the
time. Maybe we should just elope and put all the wedding money toward a
house where we can do what we want without worrying about garden hating

Sue (6B)

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