Posts tagged: high line
Mexican Feather Grass (Nassella tenuissima) on the High Line in New York City. Photo by Jon Shireman.
The newly opened 23 Street Lawn on the High Line in NYC. Here’s the thing: according to the High Line blog, it’s the “new favorite spot for gathering” and the “busiest lawn in the city per square foot”! (I doubt there’s real data behind that.) It’s used so much that maintenance has to shut it down at times to let the grass recover. Interesting that while the gardening community is making lawn the villain of green movement, the High Line users are finding it the nicest surface for relaxation.
A Place to Gather: Ben Gurion Square, the entrance to Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel. Designed by Chyutin Architects. Strips of concrete alternate with concrete benches and vegetation (grass, Equisetophyta, and seasonal plants changed 3 times a year). Have you noticed that strips of whatever and Equisetum are now the darlings of Landscape Architects? (Think High Line.) Did Andrea Cochran start it all in her residential gardens? I love the look. Just wondering…