Sunday, 19 June 2016

Saturday Photo: Summertime and the Grass Is A-growin'

Summer won't arrive officially until sometime tomorrow, but that hasn't kept the grass and weeds from getting away from people. 

I'm always of two minds about overgrown, shaggy spaces. A weed, after all, is just a plant growing where you don't want it, right?  And my own approach to gardening is what I call Darwinan.  In other words, what grows, grows.  Sometimes the unplanned array of flowers is truly wonderful.

But then there are yards where people have opted for grass and yet who don't do anything about what grows there until it becomes a grass fire hazard.  With just a little thought they could have a low maintenance yard that is a delight for birds and butterflies and also is easy on the eyes  too.

1 comment:

lagatta à montréal said...

I suppose that because we aren't a hot, dry place (like California) people forget those hazards. And please, smokers, don't put out cigarettes in flowerpots! We've had TWO serious fires in La Petite-Patrie caused by the peat moss in them catching fire. The most recent has seriously damaged Fruiterie Milano, the iconic Petite-Italie grocery, depriving 77 workers of their jobs and at least 7 people of their housing.