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Georgia over at local ecologist is featuring window box gardens from different urban plant bloggers around the world, from Tokyo to London. I’m honored to be today’s guest blogger, musing on my window box garden dreams. Read more in my guest blog post at local ecologist.

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Some of Berlin’s best windows are Kindergarten windows. Unlike the kindergarten denoted by US English, which is part of primary school, a German Kindergarten or Kindertagestätte (Kita for short) is a pre-school day care. If the windows are any indication, a major part of Kindergarten here is decorating the rooms with cheery plants and animals—putting the Garten in Kindergarten and more urban plants on our sidewalks.

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At Asia Mekong, which is, counterintuitively, a Korean grocery store in Mitte.

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Facade of closed restaurant with window full of plants

In this restaurant in Berlin-Friedrichshain the other day, in the morning before the restaurant had opened for the day, a crew of plants were chilling in the window, from oranges to orchids.

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Houseplants behind windows in snowy courtyard

A winter view from back in January, with a tropical plant and a gaggle of amaryllis  framed by windows, stuck inside by the winter snow. Today, the sun has melted the last of the snow away; Berliners – people and plants alike – are turning their faces towards the rare rays. It feels a little like spring, only the trees are still bare and, it being only the beginning of February, we know there could still be snowstorms and chilly days ahead.

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This Berlin-Mitte tree is a real clotheshorse.

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Plants in Megan Craig's art studio

Among the hundreds of artists opening their studios in New Haven at Artspace’s month of City-Wide Open Studios festivities, I spotted a few art-loving plants. Above, a potted ensemble at Megan Craig‘s studio in an old warehouse…

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