The ever-changing flower scene on the High Line is a great New York pleasure. While I am often allergic to the Popular, here is an exception. Despite the tourist throngs and the slow walkers (I am a fast walker), I love seeing these plants, and feel lucky to be able to experience the change from month to month.
The pictures above and below belong to late May.
The Frenchman's iconic place of work, sticking out below:
Allium 'Everest,' below - a couple did well in my garden this year, but a few in the back rotted and turned out funny-looking. Probably due to bad drainage.
And June, below: Baptisia alba.
I had never liked astilbe until I saw these pink sweeps.
The beginnings of liatris, below, my new favourite flower in my own garden - tough, and effortless.
Echinacea and leadplant (Amorpha canescens):
Milkweeds. Asclepias tuberosa is the orange. A. purparascens, below
And beautiful bee balm, Monarda.
July and late summer are also very good times to visit, so if you're in town, don't skip. Afterwards, go to Chelsea Market and buy some impeccable fish at The Lobster Place, or just sit down and order sushi or lobster at the bar.