Re: [gardeners] The End Is Near

Barfy Dog (
Tue, 14 Oct 1997 12:15:13

	Here in L.A., we all receive 3 trash containers, a small yellow for glass
and cans, a green one for garden debris and a black for everything else.
Extra containers are charged at a monthly fee. If you have more than the
containers will hold and don't want to pay, you're SOL. (Or you can
accidently expose yourself as I did one morning and now they take anything
form me but that's a whole other story.<g>)
	A few blocks from me is a maple tree lined street. The folks that live
there either want the city to remove the trees (they don't understand how
much cooler their houses stay in summer because of those trees) or give
them an extra green container for the leaves in the fall at no charge. The
city won't do either. Do you have any idea how happy they are to see me
come and collect their leaves? 
	zone 9/10 22/23

At 06:26 PM 10/13/97 -0700, you wrote:
>I'm with you, Cheryl.  I have a greenhouse, and love that, but as for the
>outdoor garden, I'm focused now on soil improvement.  That's true of every
>fall, and I can't wait for the leaves to fall.  Free nutrients.  I used to
>drive around neighborhoods looking for people bagging leaves so I could ask
>if I could have their leaves for my garden.  Very few were already promised
>to other gardeners, so rakers and baggers were delighted I wanted their
>leaves.  Most even helped me load them into the pickup.  I have a camper
>top, so can hold about 25 bags (if I slam the tailgate and/or the back
>window fast enough).  Margaret