For the third year in a row I spent a September week in Amsterdam. Since I was there for work I didn't bring my good camera, and only snapped shots of things that interested me. Nothing of the city itself, mainly plant and garden related subjects.
It was so nice to see bamboo (Fargesias always) planted in pots everywhere. I'd see a few every day, regardless of where we went. Interestingly, none of these clumping bamboos were planted in the parks for some reason. The image above shows two other prevalent features of Amsterdam: bikes and the tram.
(Hmmm, I just looked and it seems that I never posted much about my trips to this city before, so I think I should put something together from the photos I took the previous two years. There's a little bit of that in this post from 2013. Today though, pretty much just random images.)
My wife and I did a lot of walking around neighborhoods and parks during the times I was not working, as you'll see from the shots below.
|Flying into Detroit for our overseas connection|
This large flowering plant appeared to be growing as a weed in some of the parks:
Does anybody know what it is?
The bees were loving the blooms! Although I couldn't get a clear photo with my phone -- they were moving much too quickly -- hopefully you can see the difference...
...the bees were shaggy and more colorful than those I'm used too in my own garden. Rusty instead of yellowish. Nice!
|Dawn Redwoods I believe?|
How long does a Euphorbia like this need to go unwatered before it dies? Six months? A year?
Tram 12 near the convention center gives you this alternative to tradeshow bustle:
That was most likely my final visit to Amsterdam. If ever visit I recommend getting out of the tourist areas once in a while -- you'll see so much more of this exciting city!