This is my "yard art" with a small pumpkin next to it representing my nod to fall. Generally, I don't miss having a yard but when I see seasonal plants out like mums, pansies and decorative cabbage I wish I could buy a few. No matter, I can at least have a pumpkin. But lots of people do have yards down here and there are a few places downtown to get plants and pumpkins:
The Farmer's Market - Central Station pavilion - only three Saturdays left! - pumpkins and plants
Gestures - South Main near G.E. Patterson - a few pumpkins and plants
Miss Cordelia's - Harbor Town Square - pumpkins and some plants
Easy Way - N. Main at Jefferson - pumpkins only
Merchants and owners in the Edge neighborhood just east of downtown have put a Graffiti Arts Program (GAP) in place according to an article in today's Commercial Appeal. The program intends to cover unwanted graffiti with, well, wanted graffiti. Blank walls on privately owned buildings will be the canvas for artists who abide by two rules: no gang-related images and nothing profane. After 90 days the art will be painted over and another artist will have the chance to paint.