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Gatineau man turns unfixed pothole in front of his house into garden
National Post ^ | June 11, 2013 | Kyla Garvey

Posted on 06/12/2013 1:55:41 AM PDT by Squawk 8888

When a pothole appeared in front of Stéphan Vigneault’s Gatineau, Que., home, he took it upon himself to fill it with dirt — and then flowers. The Post‘s Kyla Garvey spoke to the guerrilla gardener on Tuesday:

When did you first plant the garden?

Last summer I first planted it with a neighbour at night, filled the pothole. We did it at night so that people walked by in the morning and would be surprised by it. We chose a night without moon, and did it. This year we planted it again two weeks ago.

What did you plant?

We started with flowers, like lilies and geraniums, but also corn. The corn is starting to grow right now. We don’t know if there is enough soil for it to develop. Last year there was a squash plant but there wasn’t much time to develop, so it stayed very small.

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1 posted on 06/12/2013 1:55:41 AM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; Cannoneer No. 4; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

2 posted on 06/12/2013 1:56:46 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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Violation of union rules!!!


3 posted on 06/12/2013 2:29:12 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery)
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To: BinaryBoy

Failure to keep the street in front of his house mowed to proper height.


4 posted on 06/12/2013 2:46:08 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Squawk 8888

They call that a pothole?


5 posted on 06/12/2013 4:26:59 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Squawk 8888
That's a "pothole"?

This is a pothole. Plant this one!


6 posted on 06/12/2013 4:58:57 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

Where is that?


7 posted on 06/12/2013 5:08:17 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

Lancaster, PA. We have limestone quarries all over the place and cave-ins all the time in central PA. More likely, this was a ruptured water or sewer pipe which eroded the sub-base and base of the road. Who knows for sure?


8 posted on 06/12/2013 9:47:58 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Squawk 8888; greeneyes

Possible gardening ping. :-)


9 posted on 06/13/2013 6:08:05 PM PDT by fanfan ("If Muslim kids were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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