In fall and winter Amsterdam can often seem like a drab city with its dark grey skies, row upon row of dull brick buildings, and canals that mirror the bleakness of the clouds.
But in the summer, even with no backyards or front lawns to landscape, the Dutch manage to create colorful bits of beauty out of the tiniest of spaces.
Like this gorgeous rambling rose bush planted in a teensy square of dirt less than one foot square.
Or these hollyhocks, ferns and vines planted in a sliver of space only a few inches wide.
I love those perky pink geraniums set on the windowsill and those lush vines clambering everywhere.
And this is one of my favorites, my upstairs view of our downstairs neighbors balcony. Such a gorgeous spot to sit and have morning coffee while looking out over the canals.
Today my brother got the last of his plants delivered and this weekend we get to all pitch in and make the rooftop terrace a stunning oasis. I promise to share pictures with you next week. 🙂
Wishing you a fabulous weekend, dear ones!