Sometimes people ask me what I love about Coconut Grove. One thing that comes to mind is that we don't have lawns, we have jungles! The noisy, polluting grass cutting chore is replaced by picking up the occasional fallen palm frond.
I enjoyed seeing this illustrated in the magazine I picked up at the Fairchild Ramble last weekend.
On the left you see neighbors not having fun. They mow, water, and spray their lawns with pesticides.
On the Grove side the yards are planted with native trees, bushes, and ground cover plants which attract birds, butterflies and bees. Kids are planting an edible garden while mom and dad enjoy their natural habitat with Margaritas in hand.
That's the Grove style and one more reason to love this bayside village.
PS: Of course anyone with a lawn -anywhere- can do the same thing.