Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What's the etiquette on this?

Is it ever okay to knock on the door of a house you found on a walk to
ask them if you can take pictures of their yard and pump them for
information on what plants they used?

This yard was lovely, with dense plantings separated by a large swath of lawn that made it look deceptively simple and uncluttered.

I think it's the perfect combination of mass platings that I love and the clean, uncluttered look that Greg prefers in a front yard. What are the chances they designed it themselves?


  1. I would be totally flattered if you knocked on my door to ask about the plants/landscaping. Of course that probably won't be the case for another few years...if ever! I say go for it and just ask.

  2. So my follow up question is: how do I control my enthusiasm and tendency toward the crazy eyes? ;) I don't know if I'd open the door for me.

  3. I think it's more appropriate to walk through their gardens, including the backyard on your own and take photos. Then wave at them if they see you and high tail it out of there.

  4. Will you bail me out if it goes badly? :)

  5. Just don't get caught...