Dateline--PORTSMOUTH (NH)---Specifically about 50 yards behind my house.
It's not every day that your home town makes national news. It's even more rare when it's your neighborhood. But a tiny flower garden a stone's throw from my back yard is making national news. Yes, I said flower garden.
We walk our dogs down Albacore Way all the time, but I never noticed anything out of the ordinary. When I heard the news reports of the dispute, I went to specifically look for the offending garden... and I still didn't see anything. I had to ask a neighbor which house it was. I looked. I still didn't see anything worthy of any sort of scandal.
Flowers Prompt $13000 Condo Lawsuit: ABC NewsPlease Don't Plant the Daisies - or We'll Sue: Reuters
New Hampshire woman faces legal action, fines for planting flowers at condominium: Fox NewsAmazing, isn't it?
I noticed that when I went by one day, the condo association's hired hands were landscaping around all the buildings. Every spot was being watered, mulched, planted, and weeded... except one little spot. Guess which one! I asked one of the landscapers and they admitted their instructions, when it comes to this particular flower patch, are to just "work around it."