Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Why neighbors should always work together when trimming a laurel hedge...



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  1. and the one with the longest arms should do most of the work. :)

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    1. Would you be surprised to learn both of them hired a professional service to do the work? About 4 months apart. Duh!

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  2. And the laurel has a name: Alfalfa.

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  3. I heard that the Mohawk was back in style. Portland is always on the cutting edge of such things!

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    1. "cutting edge": ruck ruck ruck. ;)

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    2. Hey outlaw...have you thought about taking your show on the road?

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  4. And - that hedge should only be half as wide, IMHO ... if it needs to be there at all. It's the front garden, for crying out loud - why do they need a barrier like that?

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    1. Well...I can't say for sure, b/c it's been that big (or bigger) since we moved in, but the two people who used to live in those houses (both now gone) didn't much care for each other. The hedge extends into the back yard too (broken up with some other big shrubs).

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    2. I like my neighbors but that doesn't mean I want to see or speak EVERY time I walk out in my yard.

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  5. haha! sadly it's quite a common thing to see!

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    1. Friends told me about a lawn meets lawn situation last summer where a dried up dormant front lawn abutted a lush green watered front lawn. Evidently the dividing line was perfect. I would have loved to get a shot of that!

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  6. Ha! That's even funnier than when they are just cut at totally different heights on each side.

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  7. Ha! Here, that coordination would be front yard gravel type / color - so many still have no concept of even getting a tasteful, neutral color on the ground plane, let alone better plant choices.

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    1. Oh my...I would love to see pictures of gravel battles!

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  8. At least they have gone for the same height (almost) I have seen hedges where each side cuts their half to different heights!

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    1. Neighbors...can't live with them, can't get rid of them (legally).

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    1. Hahaha, exactly. Actually both appeared to be more of the "mow and blow" level of craftspeople. I meant professional as in "someone you pay money to" who conceivably has a business license or at least has a business name painted on the side of their truck.

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  10. The garden across the street from that hedge looks a lot more interesting.

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