A squash plant thriving in a public wooden structure intended to support a young tree. Mainzer Straße was recently dug up to repair water pipes below; this very young tree appears to have been planted after the street was restored. So it, and the structure supporting it, are rather new arrivals on the block.
Posts Tagged ‘Friedrichshain’
Snow is still on the ground a week after Easter. Most Berliners are busy complaining about the total absence of spring, but my neighbor Herr Mischke has taken matters into his own hands. On the mountain of old snow in front of his bookshop, Atlantis, he’s throwing this spring’s first garden party on the icy peak.
Geografische Buchhandlung Atlantis is an independent bookshop ‘for reading travelers and traveling readers,’ with maps, travel guides, and general interest books (mostly in German). Karl-Marx-Allee 98, Berlin-Friedrichshain.
Spotted this morning on Modersohnstraße, summer’s single last blossom on the ice-cream tree.
Things are lushest at the end of summer, especially this summer in Berlin. Weeks of rain alternating with a few super-hot days mean plants growing prodigiously and in more places than I’ve ever seen – or am I just noticing them more? Above, arugula elbows in next to the stinging nettle near the Modersohnbrücke in Friedrichshain, the bridge where young folks gather to watch the sunset. Now they can have a little snack with their cheap beer.
…with the invincible trees of heaven among the roses on Karl-Marx-Allee in Friedrichshain.
Baby tree of heaven on Mainzerstraße, Berlin-Friedrichshain.
Spotted on my walk yesterday: a hedge wearing a belt.
Today I just have one modest little plants-on-the-ground photo from me, a mini-post before I take leave of the urban plants to spend the weekend in the woods with the big trees, mushrooms, frogs, fishes and foxes. I spotted this cement donut yesterday at the subway construction site in front of my house, which has been a very tumultuous habitat for those brave plants who have dared to grow there during the past two years.
Posted in Berlin plants, From our contributors, tagged adlershof, Berlin, Friedrichshain, legends, pansy, street, viola odorata, viola tricolor, violets, volunteer plants, wildflower on 14 September 2011 | 2 Comments »
Growing wild on the sidewalks of Adlershof, these sour-faced pansies were photographed by long-time Urban Plants reader Marko, who posted them on Flickr with the caption “My, are we angry!” It seems to be rogue pansy season in Berlin, as we spotted more frowning flowers here in Friedrichshain…