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  • I think they mean “Please walk around (in the) garden all you like.” It’s actually a very welcoming and neighborly sign.

  • unfortunately, it’s probably a vain effort to keep some of the out-of-control neighbohood kids from troding all over his/her flower beds. good luck with that.

    the first spring i lived here, i spent a whole day turning soil and planting tomato and pepper plants in my back yard (around which is a 6 foot fence), left for 30 minutes to grab a sandwich at Subway, and when i came back, three neighborhood kids were standing on my fence jumping down onto the garden i had just planted. the best part of the story is that my neighbor across the way was on her back porch with her video camera getting “evidence” in case i didn’t know who had done it.

  • So is it a sad sign or a sweet sign?

  • perhaps sweet sadness

  • I’m happy to be sad.
    -Nick Cave

  • Dig, Lazarus, Dig!
    -Nick Cave

  • It’s on my street…it’s both sad and happy. I find it heartening that even in the darker recesses of Adams Morgan people work to nurture a little plot of plants, and the plants do their best to help them back. This little microgarden is situated just beyond the landing of a long flight of steps and people don’t seem to prevent their momentum from trampling what does manage to make it. Actually, I think there just isn’t much light down there. But it’s the effort that counts!

  • We spent more than a few dollars in landscaping and hours planting our front garden last summer. Unfortunately someone kept trampling through it, crushing the flowers and the bushes. We assumed it was neighborhood kids until one day last fall I caught the mail carrier taking a short cut through our garden instead of walking ten feet around it. That was a very tactful conversation. Ergh!

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