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Not Just Green But Also White And Yellow And Blue... [Jun. 24th, 2017|07:17 pm]
Tony Grist
We made a decision we weren't going to mow the lawn this summer and now it's a meadow, full of cowslips and clover and feathery grasses. How, and I'm feeling quite evangelical about it, is this not preferable to something that looks like a bowling green?

As a concession to what the neighbours might think we allowed Julia to cut a few strips to serve as pathways and to make it plain that not mowing isn't laziness but a choice.

[User Picture]From: clindau
2017-06-24 08:27 pm (UTC)
I think the abundance of flowers would please the neighbors, but then I'm not your neighbor. Maybe get someone to put some beehives in to justify the lack of mowing.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-06-25 09:05 am (UTC)
We don't have beehives but we do have wild bees nesting in the roof
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2017-06-24 10:31 pm (UTC)
A meadow is a lovely place. I always leave an area behind our house in meadow state and it's full of wildflowers.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-06-25 09:11 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: idahoswede
2017-06-25 05:36 am (UTC)
We do mow our lawn, but we haven't been making any plans to "perfect" it and, thus, we have quite an assortment of flowers that do appear, aside from the dandelions. Of course we only have about a quarter of an acre, of which the house takes up a chunk, and quite a lot of meadow/trees just in back of us that does grow wild through the summer, at least while the birds are busy nesting there.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-06-25 09:14 am (UTC)
Nothing wrong with dandelions. They look and smell gorgeous and you can eat the leaves.

We hardly have any- and that's because the rabbits pounce on any that appear.

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[User Picture]From: faunhaert
2017-06-25 06:22 pm (UTC)

I love wild flowers

we did that at the lake cabin.
when we lived there we only mowed the paths
we had a nice flowershow waves of color.
was going pretty nice till mom found out and freaked
she had to have it mowed being a city girl.
long grass was hard to mow thru.

found out here when it took a while to fix the mower
that peddle pushers/high rises pants was best for long grass
the normal lenght Pants got soaked.

miked mowed around the clover this time
and a big patch of milk weed.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-06-26 09:05 am (UTC)

Re: I love wild flowers

The suburban lawn is an absurdity we accept without questioning- the way we accept business suits and the daily commute. It's time to throw off that mid-20th century mindset.
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[User Picture]From: faunhaert
2017-06-26 08:42 pm (UTC)

Re: I love wild flowers

its a billion dollar industry
they've bashed their world veiw into everyones head
with millions of commercials.
sadly its been around so long trying to convince "associations"
and green lawn is not the best thing for everywhere.
they legislated it into laws that control acres.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2017-06-25 07:33 pm (UTC)
I understand there's a landscaping style in Northern Holland called "Stinze" that involves populating one's lawn with spring-flowering bulbs. Here is a link to some photos I took of a Flower Show exhibit on this theme:

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-06-26 09:06 am (UTC)
That's the way to do it!. Three cheers for the Dutch!
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