The hegemony of chemically green lawns… we need a new kind of beautiful

This is why I feel strongly that biology and landscaping need to intersect to create a new kind of beautiful for homeowners.

“If you’ve got just lawn grass, you’ve got nothing,” said Mace Vaughan of the Xerces Society, a leading organization in insect conservation. “But as soon as you create a front yard wildflower meadow you go from an occasional honeybee to a lawn that might be full of 20 or 30 species of bees and butterflies and monarchs.”

Read on: The Year the Monarch Didn’t Appear  (New York Times)