Using native plants in containers
An upcoming program on using native plants in small gardens and containers reminded me of some remarkable planters in Stockholm.
I need to add a photo of one to my presentation, I thought. I’d posted about it before.
We were in Stockholm for three weeks in July 2017, staying in a HomeExhange flat with a wonderful view of downtown Stockholm. It was a great walk to the historic center (about an hour) along wonderful greenways, or just a 10 minute metro ride.
This planter was in front of a historic government building of some sort — I don’t remember which one it was.
|Serviceberry in fruit, in Stockholm|
But what I noticed was that there were multiple Amelanchiers in fruit in very large shallow pots on the plaza in front. As I was taking photos with my phone, I startled a couple of passerbys by waxing enthusiastically about how delicious Amelanchier berries are, and how I urban foraged our street trees in Asheville.
We have a nice serviceberry up in Quebec, but it’s too shaded now to fruit very well.
Perhaps I’ll get a small urban harvest here in Asheville, if it’s an early spring.