And I am blown away by the creative, inspiring and heartfelt responses to the contest announcing the creation of the Lawn Reform Coalition. If you can’t wait to find out who the three lucky winners of John Greenlee’s The American Meadow Garden are, scroll down to the end. Otherwise, here’s a recap of some of the amazing contest contributors.
I used to have a lawn, but now I have a wildlife refuge
Many of those who ripped out their lawn did so in recognition that a non-native monoculture does nothing to support pollinators and wildlife, native or otherwise. Bloggers were eloquent in describing the wonderful diversity of bees, birds and insects that thrive in their gardens, including David of Montana Wildlife Gardener,
whose announcement that he replaced
his lawn with an interpretive sign shows
how thoroughly committed he
is to creating life-sustaining diversity
in his garden.