Humans, have an unnatural love affair with lawns. We spend countless hours and tons of chemicals trying to produce the perfect green carpet, because somewhere along the line it became popular wisdom that a perfect lawn was not only a thing of beauty, but a symbol of status and conformity.
Next week on August 23rd, right here, Garden Designers Roundtable is joining forces with The Lawn Reform Coalition to reveal that The Emperor has no Clothes! That’s right, you can have something other than a green carpet, and still be a valuable member of society. So, please join us for this very special event, as Susan Harris, Billy Goodnick, Saxon Holt, Ginny Stibolt, and Evelyn Hadden, along with fifteen of our own Roundtable members, as we consider ‘Lawn Alternatives’! Be sure to stop back next Tuesday, at 10 am!
In the meantime, if a neighbor turn up his nose up at your less than perfect lawn, or laughs aloud because you have flowers and vegetables instead of a manicured carpet, just tell him to take a good look at his monument to conformity, and repeat after the great Jackie Wilson – “Don’t let the Green Grass Fool Ya!”
Click play and enjoy, while you look at the images of “conformity” below!