Wednesday, September 25, 2013
No, lawn squash is not a sport to be played with rackets, but it might help undercut the racket of endless lawns and endless mowing. This lawn in an upscale neighborhood of million dollar homes in western Princeton is the proud mother of hubbard squash, carefully mowed around for maximum ornamental effect.
Across the street, another, less edible approach to reducing front lawnage--a layer cake of english ivy topped with a white frosting of autumn clematis. Both are highly aggressive plants, here contained by surrounding strips of lawn.