Let me begin this post by saying that really don't know our neighbors well. We live on a street that is just two blocks long. We know our next door neighbors to the west fairly well, but as for the rest of the 20 or so houses on the street, we only know a few of those folks, and only well enough for small talk in passing.
In other words, we haven't discussed with anyone on the street the things we've been doing to our yard and garden. Yet this summer, three neighbors have added new front decks and a couple of others have done some noticeable landscaping and planting. At least two others have planted small gardens for the first time in the five summers we've lived here.
We can't say it's because they've been inspired by the gardening and landscaping we've been doing, but we can't say it isn't. Like some of the plants themselves, the gardening bug tends to spread. We're the last family who would advocate "keeping up with the Joneses", if we're the ones who've infected our neighborhood with this bug, then we're glad.
July Grocery/Pantry Challenge:
Items Purchased Today (store brand unless indicated): None
Amount Spent Today (including tax): $0.00
Amount Spent To Date in July (including tax): $149.92