Monday, May 18, 2009
One of the stories I'm most excited about in our May issue is our Living Green department's coverage of a meadow-style garden designed by John Greenlee as an addition to a Ron Herman landscape in California. Greenlee, known as "the grass man" has been promoting meadow making for the past 15 years as a best-case alternative to thirsty lawns. This particular meadow has about 50 varieties of grasses and grassy plants! Other great features in this garden: a dry stream for runoff cactchment, drought-tolerant plants, a sloped lawn for efficient water use, and premeable pathways made of natural materials.