This morning I joined about a dozen other Master Gardeners in a spectacular formal garden in our neighborhood to present the owner with a plaque acknowledging his participation in the upcoming Les Tour des Jardins.
|A sneak preview of a Highland garden that will be part of Les Tour des Jardins, held May 2 and 3 in Shreveport.|
Since I last posted, my husband and I went several rounds with our Metropolitan Planning Commission regarding our Little Free Library (LFL). The MPC ordered our book exchange closed because one person complained, saying the book swap box was a commercial entity. The crazy part is the MPC initially agreed and ordered the LFL shut down, contending it was a library and, thus, a commercial enterprise. The MPC later changed our offense to having an unauthorized accessory feature in our front yard.
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|Little Free Library chained up with citation from the MPC posted|
|Our Little Free Library had its Ribbon Cutting & Grand Reopening |
during neighborhood Mardi Gras parade!
We hope our officially registered Little Free Library will be grandfathered in, because it does not meet the requirement of a 5' setback from the sidewalk, a problematic requirement in our older, hilly neighborhood. Ours sits on a hill next to a retaining wall that we built to prevent our soil from washing down and covering the public sidewalk in front of our house.
|Our LFL sits on a hill next to a public sidewalk in our historic neighborhood.|