By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer
One of the nice things in my subdivision each spring is the blooming of wildflowers. They’re beautiful and enhance the neighborhood.
Spring means, however, my annual battle with my home owners association [HOA] over wildflowers—ah, I mean weeds.
As the wildflowers begin to bloom this week, I’m reminded that I and other residents are about to receive notices from our HOA that we’d be fined if we didn’t remove the “weeds” from our front yards..
I sent the board a semester’s worth of information on weeds and wildflowers, yet the horticulturally challenged HOA thinks it has the scientific authority to change wildflowers into weeds.
If I receive another weed-wildflower dunning letter this spring, I’ll choose to ignore it and enjoy the short-lived wildflowers until they go to sleep until next year.