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Poppies and the Embarcadero 101 off ramp

Original post made by Enough!, Charleston Gardens, on Jun 15, 2011

I noticed that in the spring, someone paid a worker to show up every day for about a week, including on a Sunday, to weed the beautiful poppy's growing there. He would chain his bike to a post and stood out there with his clippers making the whole small field of them very wonderful to look at. Thank you to that unknown person and the worker...

Then the other day, I saw a tractor mow them down. All those lovely flowers. What mystifies me is, they left the weeds. There are waist high weeds all over that area...and now no lovely STATE flowers to draw the eye...why is Palo Alto making such foolish decisions with our landscaping these days?

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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 16, 2011 at 9:02 am

That's nothing new. About a decade ago there was a gorgeous sea of bright orange California poppies around the El Palo Alto Park sign where Alma crosses the tracks, until the city weed-whacked them into oblivion in full bloom. They never came back. That formerly beautiful gateway park is now an eyesore.


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