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A place for chainlink plantophiles to share tips and maybe get a little exchange thingy going.

(fyi guys, we turned off the group message option since Ning doesn't give you a way to respond. So use the comments or forum threads here if you have a message to the group. We are slowly doing this for each group. 9/29/12)

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Comment by Todd Allen on July 9, 2013 at 10:07am

Here's a link to a story about the renter's ordinance, but it looks like it is only for foreclosures.

Comment by igz on July 9, 2013 at 8:45am

i keep forgetting.  no legal protection on our month to month lease that we have had for about a year and a half.

Comment by igz on July 9, 2013 at 8:37am

CHAOS is also affected.

thanks for the heads up.  i will pass that along to a lawyer that is starting to look into this for us and the club.  he is on the board with CHAOS.

the bricks are definitely going.  the plants i will know as soon as i find a home, which is supposed to be Aug 1, but we are hoping for an extension.

Comment by Todd Allen on July 9, 2013 at 8:34am


I heard there is a recently passed city ordinance to protect renters when buildings change hands through foreclosure or sale.  If leases are broken large compensation is due to the tenants  Perhaps that will apply in your case?

Does going condo affect the CHAOS brew club?

As for the stuff, Sara and I might be interested in the false blue indigo, the seedum and some bricks.  When do you expect to know whether you'll be moving stuff or dumping it?

Comment by igz on July 9, 2013 at 8:11am

seedum was the other plant.

and thanks.  its kinda suckin at the moment.

Comment by h' Zerocats on July 8, 2013 at 10:17pm

Sorry about the having to move situation BTW.

Comment by h' Zerocats on July 8, 2013 at 10:16pm

I would definitely appreciate as many bricks as you can spare, and any flowers except the daylillies.

Comment by igz on July 8, 2013 at 9:24pm

so, i have to move in less than 30 days because my building is being torn down. and the yard and garden will be plowed over to make room for condos.  yay.  i am looking for a new place, and one hopefully with a yard that i can transplant some of the more significant plants, many of which are from folks on the group here.

but im working on plan b.  would anyone want some if i cant take them with?  i think i have a home for my tall grasses already but i still have daylillies, false blue indigo, black eyed susans, another plant from Duppie that i cant remember.  

i also have a ton of yellow chicago bricks that are now being used as pavers and garden beds.

let me know of interest.

Comment by Anne Alt on May 12, 2013 at 10:23pm

I'll second CZ's comments - about covering up just in case, about the risk of frost if you're within 10 miles or so of the lake (we probably won't get it in the city), and how much difference proximity to a brick structure can make.  I hope everyone's seedlings do okay.

Comment by Zömbie 8.0 on May 12, 2013 at 10:14pm

Yes, those will work if you still want to go out and apply them. If you are worried about frost, anything you cover the plant with will work for a light frost—a cardboard box, a pail. I would just make sure you take them off in the morning before the sun is on them very long. Is your garden in the city? Completely amateur opinion, but I don't think it will frost in the city tonight. If your plot is near a brick structure it's even less likely (the brick holds the heat of a sunny day).


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