SAVING, PARSIMONY, CHICKENS, RECIPES, OBSERVATIONS, SAFARIS, MAKING DO, PRESERVING
Hi Linda, I feel there's been a bit of playing around with the literal meaning of the word "suitable" by the Planning Officers. It's been known to happen ;-) I took the by-law's meaning of suitable to be such plants that would be appropriate to a frontyard, plants that would suit the front yard, that would be convenient to the front yard. For instance nothing that would detract visually, nothing that would encroach upon a neighbour's property or on to public property and cause a nuisance.The photograph of the yard in question, is tidy, neat, visually attractive. Their plantings would not encroach on any neighbours' properties or on public property or cause a nuisance in any way.
Oh yes! Sometimes, when a person or agency has made a decision, the decision will not be reversed in the face of the truth because, well, just because. I'm amazed.
Something similar happened to another lady in Florida I think but she wanted to plant fruit trees. I think anything that dictates what one can do on land you own and pay property taxes over is suspect but I'd not buy in a location with those rules in the first place. As a gardener, when I think "suitable" I think sun or shade, clay or sand. The word in this case is quite unfortunate in that it has a wider definition than the prosecutors would like it have. As to the White House organic garden, take a look at who heads the department of agriculture and then decide what our First Lady would say about this. Boy am I being a downer! Sorry:)
Downer? No more than the officials are!
For the present, I am taking comment moderation off the blog.