Friday, February 19, 2010

Don't give up on them.

Reading through some blogs today of fellow native plant enthusiasts, and I was struck again something: bloggers writing disparagingly about their neighbors. So-and-so's chem-lawn, so-and-so's invasive plants that are creeping over the fence, etc. However, if you are using your blog to complain about your neighbors, then you can't also use the blog to get them on your side. Even if you do eventually talk them into seeing gardening the same way that you do, you can't ever show them your blog. You have given up on them, and that's a terrible commentary on the state of your relationship with your community.

As an alternative, try looking at what your neighbors are doing right. Lead by example, and have patience.

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