Okay, it's time for anual rant on the importance of sustainable landscaping. When Poopsie and I bought our home six years ago the first order of business was to kill the lawn. Not only are lawns big water-wasters but the mowing and fertilizing of America's lawns are ruining the environment. Check out this article in The New Yorker. Here in Utah, with its dry climate it's impossible to have a beautifully lush lawn during the dog days of summer. We have watered the yard twice so far this summer and it looks much nicer than our neighbor's lawn. He is out there everyday with the hose by the way. This water-wise landscaping is not as complicated as it looks, either. Since I'm a lazy gardener, I just dumped a truckload of dirt on top of the old lawn and started from scratch. I planted quaking aspen, yarrow, rosemary, dayliles, lavender, cat mint and salvia. We found some rock up in the canyons for the path, threw in some poppie seeds and oila!