In Defense of Weeds

Homeowners are Letting Their Lawns Go to Seed

June 3, 1994 was an ideal day for a home garden tour in Tulsa, Oklahoma—the weather was beautiful and the plants were in full bloom. That day, over 800 people had visited Evelyn Connor’s garden, and they had been impressed by her lush naturalistic landscape, which includes Mullien pinks and a mass of three-foot-high native purple cornflowers.