Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Houseboat gardens

I must admit that I found very little in the way of attractive houseboat gardens in Amsterdam.


Not a very pretty sight, but after all it is early Spring, so perhaps the gardener who lives on the houseboat had not got around to planting flowers yet.

This houseboat had many pots and containers of plants.


I noticed that the houseboat gardeners used every little bit of available space for pots of plants that they could.

This one really could use some work.

Amsterdam is a very interesting city, and as we walked around, I noticed that there really wasn't a whole lot of room for gardens. I did see the occasional window box and pots filled with a few flowers, and some of the rooftop patios had flowers and vegetables growing in pots.

5 comments:

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Not bad for a little space!

Stone Art said...

Amsterdam is a lovely city, very built up though so not very many green spaces. Wouldn't it be great to see one of those boats with a nice sod roof. Must be difficult to have any kind of garden on one of these house boats. I stayed on one once, and when I wasn't hitting my head off everything, I did notice that every little bit of space us used for some purpose

Carrie said...

you would expect to see some tulips darn it! or loads of herbs for cooking with. but then again, look at most houses around you and they really aren't using the space they have at all.

Darla said...

Who'd of thunk it? Very interesting..

Peggy said...

Hi KeeWee, I have seen photos of the house boats ablaze with colour so the very cold winter and late Spring may have delayed them. I hope you got home OK as the ash cloud is playing havoc over our air space ,it moves back and forth depending on the direction the wind is blowing from.