Happy In Bag

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Life and Death At a Rain Garden

Don't call it an unmowed ditch. It's a rain garden. I spent an hour analyzing an intentionally soggy patch of ground yesterday. In spite of what the tree huggers would have you believe, it seems very difficult to achieve the ideal level of water drainage. Mosquitoes and other insidious pests were thriving at this site. A couple dozen birds were gorging themselves on the feast but there clearly weren't enough bug eaters to quell the insect insurrection.


  • At 10:47 PM, Blogger Xavier Onassis said…

    That was my prediction from the very start!!

    Trying to turn ordinary, tree hugging, home owners into landscaping engineers would just result in metro-wide mosquito farms.

    Kansas City will become the West Nile Virus Capital of the world because they tried to replace basic city infrastructure with badly constructed "rain gardens".

    Raise the taxes. Spend the money. Fix the sewers.

    I've been driving over the same steel plate covered holes in the street on 9th St. between Walnut and Main for the past 2 years!

    While just a few blocks south they are building a glass stadium for a non-existent team and building parking garages for fans who don't exist.


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