Saturday, October 04, 2008
The downtown-enhancing strips of wild weeds are gone!
Apparently under the cover of night vandals showed up with weed whackers and lawn mowers, laying waste to the WEXPO – the Weed Expo – on the corner of Cornelia and Margaret Street. All evidence was removed; the sod was cut bare.
The wild weeds were reaching their full potential, growing so high that they would have dominated the corner. Of course, such tall plants would’ve obscured the view for drivers, creating a dangerous blind spot, but that’s a small price to pay for the lovely ugliness of ragged ragweeds.
But don’t despair: the vandals didn’t cut down all the weeds. The flowerbeds were untouched and you can still enjoy the grotesque beauty of pest plants.
Why cut loose with sunbright carnations and other vibrant flowers when mopey milkweeds will do?