The Garden of My Lawn

The Garden of My Lawn

Posted by on Apr 1, 2011 in All, Design, New Homestead, Plants | 8 Comments

By Erica Bowman, JMMDS Perfectly manicured mono-cultured lawns are the aspiration of many, but I prefer mine to be au naturel.  I like the lawn to be “multicultural,” and the longer I can keep my husband from using the lawnmower the better.   By May, if I am lucky, my home turf reads more like a vivid […]

Calling All Gardeners:  It’s Time to Share Space with Our Fellow Earthlings!

Calling All Gardeners: It’s Time to Share Space with Our Fellow Earthlings!

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in All, Books, Design, People, Plants | 13 Comments

By Julie Moir Messervy Professor Doug Tallamy’s vital message to the gardening and horticulture community:  How we garden can help determine whether most of our native species will avoid extinction.   What looks like uncultivated wilderness may in fact be a thicket of autumn olive, Oriental bittersweet, or Japanese honeysuckle—all exotic invasives that do not […]