Sooner or later we may realize that we really can’t fool or fool with Mother Nature without getting into trouble. We live in locations with specific climates and environments but we seem to want them to look (and behave) like different places. We plant grasses, trees, and flowers that really aren’t suited (even those genetically modified) and we spend much time, energy, and money trying to make them grow only where we want them to grow and to look like they look in other places, other soils, other climates. Why should lawns in Las Vegas look like lawns in Kentucky? Why should flower gardens in Texas look like those on the New England coast? It seems like we never really like the place we live — always wanting it to be like someplace else.
Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly
June 10, 2017
May 20, 2021