- Back on the Hot Topic of Lawns, thank god Stuart has the guts to speak up in their defense (or ‘defence’ down in Oz where he gardens). Too right, Mate, ya gotta have room to play football and fire up the old barbie! Or, as I wrote recently in Toward a Biodiverse Lawn, room to lug a garden hose without getting it snagged on something. So humans enjoying the outdoors is a good thing – no disagreement there. And because Stu’s an open-minded kind of guy, there’s a chance I can convince him that a functioning and skillfully cared-for lawn can be a jumble of different species. Then, as our emissary to the world of traditional-lawn-lovers, our Stu could spread the word, another good thing.
- And speaking of having emissaries, this quote from Stuart raises more exciting possibilities: "I am a total plant addict and the people who feed my addiction are
getting rich. All you gotta do is tap into that motherlode of
horticultural passion, and gardeners will get all glassy-eyed and hand
over their credit cards. But yeah, it’s funny that we’re all out here blogging about what we
want and what we don’t want, and I wonder why the industry isn’t taking
notes?" Well, who should be taking notes and commenting but Trey, a nurseryman in California! (Trey, you rock, too.) Now let’s all figure out how to get the rest of Trey’s industry to listen to their customers as well as he does.
And by the way and pardon me while I put on my cheerleading uniform, but what are the chances any of us would be chatting with each other – much less with a plant nut in Busselton, Australia – if it weren’t for the wonders of blogging. I’ll stop there on a note we can all agree on.