Yesterday’s posting featured Baltic container gardens. Today’s posting includes 12 miscellaneous photographs of scenes that this Master Gardener found thought-provoking. I took the photos last month on Ellen’s and my tour of ancient Baltic port cities aboard the Oceania Cruises “Marina.”
|Do Baltic peoples prefer brilliant flowers|
as an antidote to their long, dark winters?
Flower shop in Tallinn, Estonia
|Streets can be permeable, right,|
to absorb rain water and protect waterways?
|Aha! Finnish gardeners "enjoy" dandelions too!|
|Can you imagine the garden that must|
grow behind this garden gate and wall?
|Latvian legend says if you find a fern in bloom|
in the forest, you'll have good luck forever.
Does this qualify?
Park in Riga, Latvia
|Many cultures still celebrate natural events|
such the summer solstice, as these
decorations in Riga, Latvia, attest
|What flowers do gardeners in northern countries|
buy for their gardens at the plant market?
|And what herbs do Finnish gardeners plant?|
Cilantro, chives, basil, parsley....
Helsinki, Finland, plant market
|"Grow local, eat local" is|
apparently also a popular trend in Helsinki
|The Finns apparently have figured out|
the key to sustainable deer management.
Fast-food stand at Helsinki outdoor market
|Was I the only tourist to pause at a window to take a photo|
of this stunning rooftop garden at the Hermitage,
St. Petersburg, Russia?
|I don't pity the German aristocrats who in centuries|
past admired the garden from a window of the castle