One thing is certain: residents have been creating a wide variety of e-gardens for longer than Hunter has been making them the topic of scholarly study. Rose, ornamental grass, butterfly, drought-tolerant, shade, native species, and a variety of other gardens continue to proliferate in the easements around town. And, she notes, "Nearly half of the 2,500-plus gardens covered the entire easement area--suggesting great enthusiasm for the process."
[Originally published in August, 2012.]
On August 26, 2012, Kevin Hawkins wrote:
I often wondered what to call that strip of land between the sidewalk and the street since the only term I knew is one I learned from an Australian friend: a "garden strip", where "garden" is used in the Australian sense to mean something roughly equivalent to the American "yard" (as in "in our back yard"). But now the term seems even more appropriate!