This is the Lurie garden – quite the most stunning piece of municipal gardening I have seen. It is built on the largest green roof in the world, and contains 35,000 perennials and 120,000 bulbs. I would rather die than plant 120,000 bulbs – so I am glad they have someone else to do the job.
I can recognise the purple plant – a salvia of sorts (there are many different varieties, subtly graded) but there were many I didn’t know. This, apparently, is geum triflorum – ‘prairie smoke’. None of my geums do this – more is the pity.
I was told that eighty-five man-hours of maintenance go into the garden every week. And it certainly looks fabulous on it. I wonder what my garden would look like with eighty-five hours work a week? Maybe a bit less muddy….
Evening light shows the undulations created by the landscaping and the planting. I could spend time here..