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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.

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Rack holding "no parking" sign and a pot of flowers
Only plants may park on this driveway, on a small street of souvenir shops and lunch spots on Kyoto’s famous Philosopher’s Walk, leading to Ginkakuji, the silver temple. The Philosopher’s Walk is full of cherry blossoms in the spring, they say; in winter, there are other plants to be seen.

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House-shaped sidewalk flagstones with moss

Moss house in Berlin.

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Plants setting sail in the tiny village of Diemitz, on the southern border of the Mecklenburger Seenplatte, a chain of lakes and down-to-earth vacation area.

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Houseplants in two clean urinals

These two urban houseplants have very unusual pots. The photograph, entitled “pisspots,” was taken by Alana Mandel in Holy Cross Hall at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Read on for the logical explanation behind this situation…

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Topiary animals in party hats

Today’s guest photographer Genevieve Petre says she “was on a New Years day walk and strolled upon these party animals” in Point Loma, San Diego, California. This hilarious picture has inspired me to make “post-holiday plants” the theme for this weekend’s posts.
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