Now here is something I don't see everyday...a garden on a chimney. It looks like it could be one of those houses in a Dr. Seuss book. Actually, in my 16 years of home inspecting, I have never seen a chimney this overgrown. There was so much growth I couldn't actually see the upper third of the chimney. I just hope the previous home owners did not attempt to start a cozy fire.
Of course this was a major call out on my report. We all got a chuckle out of it, but the buyer's real estate agent knew immediately that this was something they would be discussing with the listing agent (the home was a short sale).
Oh, I pity the poor Chimney Sweep! Dick Van Dyke would not be singing about this job!