Growing Wild

In Philadelphia, Going Green or Growing Wild? | NYTimes.......her yard (almost 7,500 square feet) is forest and shrubs. She rarely waters, except her tiny vegetable patch, and a few shrubs during drought. Rainwater is funneled off the roof into the landscape....... To tame her forest, she found a gardener who understood that. Together they have coppiced, or pruned to four feet, the black cherry trees, creating a hedgelike thicket facing the street. Young oaks have been pruned to resemble open-branched shrubs.........She has ignored the don’t-plant-one-of-everything rule. (Designers are supposed to plant in sweeps and repetitions.)...........“This is like a Garden of Eden,”