The New York Botanical Garden has a new "Seasonal Walk" border, designed by horticultural superstars Piet Oudolf and Jacqueline van der Kloet. The bulk and mass of the elegant sweep will be stunning. As you might expect, the designers have chosen unusual perennials and bulbs, including Geum ‘Flames of Passion’, Echinacea purpurea ‘Green Jewel’, E. ‘Fatal Attraction’, Salvia ‘Eveline’ and Teucrium hircanicum ‘Paradise Delight’. Can you imagine the kaleidoscope of seasonal change with such a widely varied palette of plants arranged by such innovative designers?
Not visiting The Big Apple this summer? No problem. Writer Tovah Martin and photographer Rob Cardillo are staging a virtual, weel-by-week tour of the border. Watch it evolve through the year at The Seasonal Walk Chronicles.
I'm reminded of nature's life force when I see how skimpy the border looked when planted in March, and how quickly and gloriously it's come into its June fullness. I'm fascinated by what's blooming 3,000 miles away, compared with what's blooming here on Whidbey Island....it blows my mind how remarkably similar our seasons are progressing in this year of weird weather.