Re: [gardeners] re: Dumb Question now New House

Rosemary Carlson (
Sat, 03 Oct 1998 11:02:55 -0400

Good advice, Margaret. But, I've already done that - pointed out to the
realtor (and OTHER realtors AND prospective buyers) the amount of time
spent on the yard vs the amount of time spent on the gardens. The fact of
the matter is that most people want long, green expanses of grass. They
like to look at gardens - in other people's yards.......and they don't like
to think of things like weeding - AND, most of all, most of them claim
ignorance in knowing how to care for perennial gardens/roses. So there you
have it. Let's hope a GARDENER happens by...

Rosemary in Lexington, KY
zone 6a

>Rosemary, tell your Realtor that you spend x number of hours per week on
>your yard, and after all, you are employed full time.  You might also
>divide the number of hours per week you spend on your garden and point out
>that 2/3x hours are spent on your lawn.  Margaret