Lush green in the sea­son of drought

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPIN­ION -

RE: Restor­ing a rich beauty on Vic­to­ria North (July 7)

So, here I am, sit­ting in my gar­den swing with my morn­ing cof­fee and my Spec. I am look­ing with ad­mi­ra­tion at the fea­tured gar­den and lawn on Vic­to­ria St. in Hamil­ton and then look­ing up at my crisp yel­low lawn here in Dun­das. Hm­mmm ... Is there a dif­fer­ence in the weather be­tween Hamil­ton and Dun­das? Are we not all in a se­vere drought?

On closer look at this lovely gar­den I see no ev­i­dence of drought-tol­er­ant plant­ings or any aware­ness of xe­ro­graphic strate­gies. I would hope that the Tril­lium Award folks would take into ac­count a par­tic­i­pat­ing ci­ti­zen’s aware­ness of re­spon­si­ble wa­ter con­sump­tion in times of weather crises such as we are all ex­pe­ri­enc­ing right now.

It is painful to watch one’s gar­den shrivel up; I sure hate to be cyn­i­cal but just say­ing — that level of green lush­ness in July 2016, strikes me as an ir­re­spon­si­ble. Anne Parker, Dun­das ( yel­low­ish/brown­ish)

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