U.S. Mission Prairie - all from the Melange de Geneve
In the foreground are - Tragopogon orientalis (yellow), Onobrychis viciifolis (pink), Salvia pratensis (violet).
Almost half of the U.S. Mission’s lawn has been converted to a Prairie seeded with indigenous plants. Just over a year ago, the U.S. Mission joined Geneva's Garden Charter and tilled our lawn, formerly a monoculture of grass, to be re-planted with a special mixture of indigenous wild grass and plant species prepared by the Canton of Geneva's conservation office (The seed mix is called Prairie Fleurie / Melange de Genève). This spring our gardens are bursting with life and color to the delight of U.S. Mission staff and visitors! The new gardens are easier to care for, better for biodiversity, and require no water.
U.S. Mission Photo by Eric Bridiers