So, follow me on a tour of Stockholm with California-Native-Plant-Colored glasses.
The first photo isn't even Stockholm but a castle cum conference center 50 miles away where we stayed for 3 days and nights. Beautiful old trees. The garden a little neglected, but the bones were good.
|Tulips in Södermalm|
|Plantings near Medieval Museum.|
We even saw flower boxes along a popular walking path that led along the south coast of the island.
Not sure whether it was intentional that the flowers in general would not have made very good cut flowers. And while I'm sure there's the odd bit of vandalism, things looked well maintained for the most part.
In addition to public plantings, the Stockholmers themselves seemed to care about plants and planting. The flower market was open a lot, and I did see people buy things.
I don't have as many photos of wildflowers as I might, but it was clear there was support.
|Wild Roses Along the Walking Path|
I'll end this post with a family of swans - encouraging to see that they're clearly doing fine, even in the middle of a big city.