Poll: Gardens and green roofs
While growing your own veggies and tending to stylish gardens has become a trend, it seems like Yourhomers aren't chomping at the bit to scope out other people's gardening prowess in person.
Last week's poll asked if you were planning on attending a garden tour this summer (read the full story), and more than half, at 53 per cent, said it wasn't in the cards.
About a quarter, 26 per cent, said they did plan to admire the glorious gardens of others, while 16 per cent said they might. The remaining five per cent said they didn't know.
As much as I love checking out other people's designs both indoors and out, I can't say for sure if I'll be hitting up any tours this summer. Weekends are busy, and Mr. Speedy's allergies to all things green or growing mean that I'd be flying solo.
This week, we're still thinking green for the poll question, but are looking to roofs. The new green roof bylaw in Toronto (read more here and here) requires all new developments to include construction of a green roof (or cash in lieu of $200 per square metre) by Jan. 31, 2010. Bob Aaron asks if the bylaw is valid or a cash grab, and I want to know what you think! Cast your vote on the front page.
In exciting news this weekend, we've got a double dose of Colin and Justin, as the designing duo share their must-stop shopping spots in Toronto and continue their yellow-themed makeover (though this week's living room is less retina-burning than last week's kitchen). Plus get some very handy tips on how to limit your trash buildup during the garbage strike (and afterwards) and some neat products to help contribute to classy cottage decor without breaking the bank.