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Plant With Your Left Hand, Yank It Up With Your Right 

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BURLINGTON -- Is Burlington sending out mixed marigold messages? Last month, the city's Center for Community and Neighborhoods presented a beautification award to Holly Taylor, who's been planting a variety of flowers, including sunflowers, in an Old North End greenbelt for four years. Meanwhile, the Burlington City Council is considering a proposal by the Parks and Recreation Department to restrict planting on city greenbelts. The move is motivated in part by complaints from drivers and pedestrians who say they can't see around the sunflowers. If the ordinance passes, this year's winner could be next year's scofflaw. Action is expected at the June 27 City Council meeting.

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Ken Picard

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Ken Picard has been a Seven Days staff writer since 2002. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Vermont Press Association's 2005 Mavis Doyle award, a general excellence prize for reporters.


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