You might get a tomato up your butt.
If you rip up all the lawns across America where are your kids going to go to play in their own back yard ?
Or hold that awesome outdoor summertime 50th wedding anniversary party ?
In your artichoke patch ?
|From Pool and Garden Project - The Napa Valley|
Where will the guests sit as they watch your daughter get married to her high school sweetheart ?
Several years later where will you host your grandson's 5th birthday party ?
Clear the swiss chard folks.
|From Before and After|
Where’s the dog going to play ? On the 3 foot path of a veggie garden. Yeah that sounds like fun.
|From Pina Colada|
What will you spread your blanket out on to watch your third graders outdoor play ?
Tomatoes can be a little lumpy and a bit squishy . - Don’t wear white.
|From Hillside development|
And when President Obama and Michelle holds next years Easter Egg Hunt , do you think a bed of broccoli is really the best place to host hordes of families and friends ?
Link to great photos of this years hunt : http://www.whitehouse.gov/photogallery/Easter-Egg-Roll-2009/
All things in moderation is good.
Love this post DD! While we have removed 80% of our lawn, and love it that way, I would never think of removing the last 20%. For all the reasons you mention and more....
LMAO . . . !
Beautifully said! It's almost scary to talk to anyone about a nice lawn nowadays. I am moving to natives, but still need some green open carpet for things as you have describe.! Balance is key. Thanks for this great post!
I don't need a lawn anymore...all my kids have tomato stakes up their but.
No need to sit.
No siree Bob.
I hear ya.
Michelle, I'm no fan of gratuitous lawn, but you are absolutely correct — balance in all things!
I've taken the liberty of nominating you for an oh-so-prestigious MeMe award… stop by A Verdant Life to pick it up if you so desire!
My favorite line of the week:
"Tomatoes can be a little lumpy and a bit squishy . - Don’t wear white"
Chris in Toronto
I love this post. Love it.
Hello all 'well balanced' commentators.
Yup, I guess it boils down to a question of balance.
I once had to design a private soccer field and golf course.
I winced every time I did the irrigation calculations even though the owner of this property was using his own well water on his property to keep his greens looking green, I was still conscience of the abundance of water in use.
Then I learned about all the fantastic philanthropic events that were held on this property that brought in millions ( not thousands ) of dollars for a wide variety of causes and my conscience has been clear ever since.
This property is also a certified organic vineyard so they do not use any inorganic fertilizers + pesticides on the lawn or vineyard .
John, Thanks for the me me award.
But I am an incredibly boring person.
I wouldn't want to bore anyone with my rather mundane life.
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