Six On Saturday: The Helsinki Edition

Good morning SOS’s! If you’ve been following along we’ve been in Helsinki on a Cultural Walk! As we got around the neighborhoods we also saw  beautiful flowers and trees. Let’s look at those today! This arrangement on the path, just placed here for everyone to enjoy, is a good choice of color and texture, don’t you think?

Helsinki, Finland, Park Flowers

My favorite of all time; the lime and purple/black look. Add a splash of orange and you can’t just walk by……….

Helsinki, Finland, Flowers

These waterfront apartments also get good landscaping ; the feathery trees and the wild roses. My featured photo are rose hips from these roses……..they are the size of small apples! I have never seen anything like it!

Helsinki, Finland, Waterfront Apartments

My favorite tree is the birch………..

Helsinki, Finland, Birch Trees

What is that in the garden over there? I don’t know which I like better, the silvery piece, the granite rising slowly from the earth or the skinny, skinny tree!

Helsinki, Finland,Jean Sibelius Monument

I’ll go with the tree right now and explain all about the silver glitz tomorrow in another garden post! Until then…..Happy Saturday in the garden!

Helsinki, Finland, Tree

Won’t you join us with your SOS?

The instructions for SOS are easy. The photos can be flowers, vegetables, a garden design, whatever, as long as it’s garden related and posted on Saturday!  So, its six photos. Of Gardens. On Saturday. Easy Peasy. To see all the SOS’s look at  SIX ON SATURDAY, hosted by the Propagator, to check out all of them each Saturday! See you next week in another spot!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheree says:

    Lovely response to SOS challenge.


  2. Agree with you about the silver birch.

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  3. Sartenada says:


    Beautiful, very beautiful flowers and trees. In Finland we have three main birch species:

    Silver birch, warty birch = Lat. Betula pendula (Finnish Rauduskoivu)

    Downey birch, moor birch, white birch, European white birch or hairy birch = Lat. Betula pubescens (Finnish Hieskoivu)

    Betula nana, the dwarf birch = Lat. Betula nana (Finnish Vaivaiskoivu)

    Betula nana grows on arctic areas where reindeers roam free on our Arctic hills and it is small!

    Have a good day!


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