About 15 years ago, I visited family friends in a leafy suburb of Chicago. The carefully planned front lawns reflected an American ideal: mown plots of grass dotted with a few lumps of shrubs. Most yards featured a single star magnolia, hardy enough for the brutal winter and passably attractive. Walking down the street was the gardening equivalent of Meg walking down the street in A Wrinkle in Time—every house had the same exact garden with the same limited number of species. One resident had broken the pattern. He removed the obligatory fescue grass and planted his front yard with native Illinois species, such as prairie wildflowers and wild grasses. The neighborhood was up in arms, with threats of a lawsuit in the air.(Brag your love of gardening with the Organic Life 2018 Wall Calendar, featuring gorgeous photographs, cooking tips and recipes, plus how to eat more—and waste less—of what’s in season.)Now, with drought and wildfires widespread across much of the West, many homeowners are re-evaluating their front yards. From region to region across America, what should be growing in front? Grass is the standard, but it’s rarely the ideal. Grass barely supports life. Compare a square foot of grass… Read full this story
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