Via the Dallas Daily News and Fox: Today in Corinth, Texas the fate of a muhly-grass-filled yard will be decided in the city council, the first in the area to address "this type of landscaping" – tall, drought-tolerant grasses. The unlucky homeowners jumped all the hurdles – the city and their homeowners association – but still got ticketed because "A few neighbors simply don’t like it and won’t put up with it anymore." GardenRant to neighbors: Get a life!
We love our Austin readers, though, and are happy to report that both Austin and San Antonio have progressive lawn policies, with Austin even awarding tax rebates for water-saving landscaping.
And as someone who avoids Fox News like tainted spinach, I was curious to see their take on this pro-environment issue and was pleased by the positive tone of their report. The low blow I can’t resist is their reference to muley grass (sic!), not to mention omitting most of the story altogether. But hey, if eco-friendly landscaping gets a fair hearing on Fox, change is definitely afoot – even in North Texas.
Thanks again to Kathy for this tip, which she sent me after I ranted about an article in her magazine. She’s one editor/publisher who pays attention to her readers – and enjoys a bit of controversy. Kathy’s blog is currently singing the praises of this article about DIRT and it deserves a mention here, too. Kudos to E/The Environmental Magazine for explaining "Why we should all worship the ground we walk on."Posted by Susan Harris on October 5, 2006 at 3:49 am, in the category Ministry of Controversy.