Did y'all see the feature "5 Easy Tips to Save Money – and Energy" in yesterday's Parade? (It's America's largest circulation magazine, ya know, or I wouldn't be picking on them.) The first tip is titled "Be Wise With Your Water" and begins:
Uh, flowers? Any old flowers? Many nongardeners would, I suggest, grab a few flats of annuals and think they'll be saving on water, thanks to this misguided advice. And lawn CAN be allowed to go brown in the summer – which would be much better advice. Most people I know never water their lawn, period, so switching to "flowers" would cause them to use more water.
My first thought upon reading this was: "Who is this Sid Davis and what does he know about plants?", but when I read the contents page of his book I found LOTS on the subject, so now I'm suspecting the fault lies with another general-interest writer/editor not getting it. Or did Sid really say "flowers"? Sid, if you're out there, speak up!