Crazy like a prophet

The daisy revolution

I never thought I would one day see such tall grass growing in the middle of the city, at the foot of my building, in a public garden. Fescues, orchards and bentgrasses of at least 50 cm wave in the spring wind. No more being fed up with daisies. Make way for the daisies swinging their pretty faces above the grasses. I suspect the gardener in charge of the green spaces of having sown the flowers, symbols of love, to make this plant revolution acceptable, even romantic. Because the residents of the neighborhood are far from being the seeds of zadists. And they did not revolt against the end of short-cut lawns. A sign that mentalities are changing sustainably? Take our English neighbors, known for their passion for perfect lawns. More and more people are responding to the call not to mow in May ( No Mow May ) in order to allow flowers and seeds to flourish for the benefit of insects and birds. According to a study by the Plantlife association which supports this movement, an area of ​​100 m2 of unmown lawn would produce enough pollen and nectar to feed six bee broods and six bumblebees per day. Not to mention that tall grasses help retain moisture in the soil and are allies against drought. Patriots! let's do better than the English, and wait until July to mow our lawns…

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