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Question DetailsAsked on 6/9/2014

Can My neighbor tell me what flower not to plant in my backyard ??

I have an Elderly neighbor Who has a short fence and saw me gardening and i told her i was going to plant afternoon and morning Glory's and she Quickly objected because they spread like wildfire. I was aware of her trimming my overhanging plants already cant she just trim as it grow ?? can she get the law involved at All ??

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Would be neighborly not to plant something that is going to take over her side of the fence, but unless it is listed as an Invasive/Noxious Plant by your state's invasive plant program, probably cannot get the government involved legally - though they might come out to talk to you if she calls.

Here is website with links to federal and state lists of banned invasive and noxious plants.

If you live in an area under condo / homeowners association control they might also ban certain plants.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


thank you for your help

Answered 6 years ago by Gordo


Of course, neighborly thing to do would be keep it controlled to your side of the fence as much as reasonable if she objects to it. For instance, I have conifers with trunks just barely on my side of the line, so branches on one side overhang the neighbors yard by as much as 10 feet. As each new neighbor moves in, I make clean that if they want them cut back to reduce shading or use that edge of yard more I am happy to come over and cut them to their direction, and remove the cuttings - have yet to have one want that, but makes for good neighborly relations.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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