Monday, April 16, 2012

True Tales of Suburban Living

The perfectly maintained lawns, the crisp cut of a cared for juniper bush, a variegated garden timed so that something is always in bloom.

This is the idyllic that we see of suburban living.

But, and there's always a but, there's also the seamy underside to the pastoral setting:

That of LandScape Wars.

My post up today, at Aiming Low, where mediocre is what we strive for.


  1. I don't know anything about landscapers, that's out of my league. We feel extravagant just having someone mow and use a weed eater.

  2. Thank you for your comment today. I have to give you my apologies, because in the list of bloggers who are uber famous, your name should have been there. Alexandra, you are THE EMPRESS! You are known throughout the blogosphere, and you are truly truly loved (by myself included! You're an icon, a legend, a celebrity in my eyes and those of many others!) So forgive me for accidentally omitting your name in the list with Bloggess, Mama Kat, and Scary Mommy. You belong there.
    Pursuant to the above, it is refreshing to read the reason why you started blogging. I would never believe that you have one friend: your husband. You need to move to my little bumhick town. Not only would I be your friend, I may or may display stalker tendencies :)
    Going over to Aiming Low now!

  3. Oh how I want to handsome landscapers fighting ove, my, the yard on which my house sits for goodness sakes!

  4. That was really good! Really funny also. I left a longer comment over at Aiming Low! Nice job!

  5. THIS I must read. You know how much I long for a life in suburbia, yes? The yard, the fence, the swingset... Wildlife (aside from pigeons and rabid squirrels). It's all up there, in my imagination. Would love to make this a reality soon. XOXO



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