September 7th, 2009

periodic table

for the boston contingent

One: what do folks call the strip of grass between the sidewalk and the street, here? Wikipedia has told me that what I grew up calling it (tree lawn) is a very localized regionalism, which explains the blank looks from garden-store personnel. But wiki failed to tell me what you *do* call it up here.

Two: anyone without house pets want a very pretty peace lily? I'd misremembered which things were/weren't toxic and they were on sale and gorgeous. And highly toxic to cats, so it's been exiled to the porch. We spent $15 on it but anyone who wants it can just have it.