60,000 spring blooming bulbs were planted in the Lurie garden.
Piet Oudolf the man responsible for the incredible perennial planting at the Lurie, Dutch landscape designer Jacqueline van der Kloet, Frans Roozen, technical director of the International Flower Bulb Center and
Lurie Garden Head Horticulturist Colleen Schuetz directed many volunteers (of which I was one) in the planting of the bulbs.
It took a three day digging party to get the bulk of the bulbs into the ground.
The suggestion to mix up the bulbs and toss, planting where the bulbs lie forgets to mention who is mixing and tossing.The designers have a way with that toss we average gardeners may need to practice. The idea to spread throughout the perennial planting was a good advise.
There is much more to come as the mix included early and late bulbs of which the 10,000 purple sensation alliums will show at the peak of spring in the Lurie.
It is amazing how much growth has taken place in the last couple of weeks.
Remember how bare the garden seemed in the pictures I took at the beginning of April?