Burton Knight is declaring a qualified victory in his battle with City Hall over his water-friendly lawn.
"I was able to negotiate keeping the cactuses and not the boulders," Knight said. "I think that I'd rather have the biodiversity and the pleasures that cactuses bring than the rocks, even thoug ... More >>
Late on Friday, we passed along a letter from the Dallas Arboretum celebrating an agreement with White Rock Lake neighbors that allows the city to turn the grasslands of Winfrey Point into a temporary parking lot.
It was a strange missive to begin with -- a botanical garden celebrating its ability ... More >>
After an agreement was reached earlier to let the city mow the wild grass at Winfrey Point, both City Hall and the Arboretum have come out firing PR-wise, trying to turn the tide of support for keeping cars off of the "prairie."
Below you'll find releases sent by both City Hall, which swears it's g ... More >>
Photo by Willis WintersYesterday the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation sent word: The deck park would be receiving its first trees this morning, at 'round 10:30. I was told that despite the cold temperatures, the timing was good: "This season is the preferred time to plant because leaves are gone s ... More >>
The scourge of kudzuSoutherners rue, curse and unhappily abide kudzu, but few of them ever eat it.
The Internet's awash in recipes for steamed kudzu leaves and powdered kudzu root starch, yet most folks who live where the Japanese vine's transformed once-recognizable landscapes into undulating h ... More >>
Texas FreewayFrom the in-box, this from one good Friend of Unfair Park: "What the h is going on with the landscaping on Central? Is TxDOT letting everything die? It looks like crap."Good question(s). And I have the answer.First, let's flashback to a meeting of the city council's Transportation an ... More >>
Two years after Texas Department of Transportation officials told Dallas that they could no longer afford to cough up the cash needed to maintain the plant life in the medians and window boxes along the stretch of Central Expressway between Woodall Rodgers and LBJ Freeways, the city council's Tra ... More >>