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Woman wins right to plant flowers in toilet

by webdev

December 17, 2010

Tina Asmus of Lakemoor, Illinois, has won the right to keep her toilet-bowl planters in her front yard after she contested a charge brought against her in June, 2009 that the displays were violating a public nuisance ordinance.

According to the Associated Press, the two toilets and sink that were home to a bed of flowers in her yard caused Asmus to receive a $25 fine. She decided to challenge the ticket and take it to court, where the local judge ruled at her Wednesday hearing that the ordinance is really only intended for unauthorized scrap metal and junk cars, even though they were "not something that appealed" to him.

One of the toilet bowls apparently had a sign next to it that read "God bless my neighbors" as well as a smiley face sticking out its tongue on the upturned seat, reports the Northwest Herald.

Asmus apparently refilled the toilets with poinsettias for the holidays, though they were originally filled with hostas and lilies, according to the news source. Asmus's case proves that unusual vases and containers can be a winning move when building a floral arrangement, so look for everyday objects that have fallen into disuse around your home to fill with poinsettias or other holiday favorites this season.


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