Grass yards are the nation’s largest irrigated crop, covering “more than three times the number of acres that irrigated corn covers,” according to NASA. They suck up 9 billion gallons of water per day,
If you have dutifully swapped out your lawn and flower gardens for water-miserly cactus and succulents, you can be excused for feeling a tad nostalgic for the lush, the scented, the flowering. “When I
There’s a story that sums up how things work at Kew’s tropical nursery, and it involves David Attenborough, the RAF and a giant tortoise. In the Eighties, the Café marron plant was thought to be extinct.