First up is Union Plaza just east of downtown and off of O Street. I've been critical of the park before, and in many ways I still am. However, several groupings of plants are now maturing and it's good to look at them as inspirational examples.
|Northeast of the previous images is a new "meadow" area going in.|
|You can't miss Colossus north of 21st and P.|
|Wine cup makes a nice ground cover.|
|Ducks in the stream looking for bread crumb handouts.|
|Monarda fistulosa and grey-headed coneflowers.|
|Monarda, cones, and joe pye weed.|
|Button bush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) full of insects!|
So again, if you know of other areas in or around Lincoln please let me know. I'd especially like to see more formally design spaces, like homes or businesses, using native plants in many aesthetic ways (i.e. they aren't "weedy").