Mike and Carol were right. Astroturf and plastic shrubbery is the way to go.
We have made so much progress ...why, why, why is weeding still a societal obligation?!
I am hot, crabby, covered in hives, and hands full of prickers that just laughed my gardening gloves.
If I ran the world plants that assault you with prickers would get to live where they will. Ditto any plant that’s ambitious enough to grow through cracks in concrete. Let’s reward their gumption and give them their hard earned squatters rights.
I work all week and have a long commute...I don’t need to play Pa Ingalls clearing land on my weekend.
After a bit of word mapping today, exploring an idea that came up yesterday, I have come to the following conclusion:
Humans are horses. We're bipedial herd animals who are easily startled, resist outsiders, and run from the unfamiliar as swiftly as possible, regardless of the damage we cause to ourselves or each other in the process.