The temperature was 68 degrees F with a southerly breeze and a layer of moving fog on the ground.
Intended to visit the City of Champaign Prairie Restoration but only made it as far as Florida and Orchard.
Knew there was a recently (as in the last couple years) planted prairie garden but was not expecting the spectacular display I found there!
The dense sea of yellow coneflowers and black-eyed Susans was punctuated with spikes of purple Liatris and blue vervain (Verbena hastata, though I’m not completely sure that’s what it was), and also the intense pinks of the purple coneflowers and the softer pinks of the Monarda.
Was amazed by the density and variety of flowers in this little prairie planting. And the fog just made it that much more lovely. Here are a few of the photos from this morning.
Used up my time at this little spot but easily got lots of photos. On the way back the lovely neighborhood gardens seemed pale by comparison.