Blight or a meadow? Bridgeport orders bulb company to mow garden

BRIDGEPORT — The Schipper family, owner of Colorblends wholesale bulbs, has been in the flower business since the early 20th Century and knows how to have a thriving garden.

This summer Colorblends’ display home on the West Side, purchased in 2013, has been in a clash over aesthetics that has owner Timothy Schipper suggesting City Hall revise its definition of blight so it is not “one size fits all.”

“In some people’s view a nice yard is a two inch cut lawn,” Schipper said in a interview. “For others, it’s tall grasses and a wildflower meadow. Whose version is right? Who decides ‘this is what it should be?’”