Thursday’s Windows # 37: Who has the greenest fingers here?

For this week’s Lingering Windows Challenge, I just have two photos taken In Heidelberg, Germany.

The first one has a really stunning display of flowers, which are obviously lovingly tended by the owner of the apartment.


The second one, just a few yards along the street, probably started out with good intentions, but ran out of steam somewhere along the way.  😦


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85 comments on “Thursday’s Windows # 37: Who has the greenest fingers here?

  1. Oh my, I’d hate for the 2nd one to fall down below and hurt someone. It looks a bit heavy. I think with a little more love the 2nd one could begin to bloom beautifully.
    I’m putting my money on #2. The 2nd one always tries harder. ~~~~` : – )

  2. I always thought malva’s were strickly South African. And then I travelled to Switserland and Germany! Why don’t we use flowers the way the Europeans do??

  3. I actually lived in Heidelberg several years ago – Love that city. The second shot is so funny in comparison to the lovely first photo, Sylvia.

  4. Beautiful, Ad. I have not been Heidelberg, but other towns in Germany, I think they really know how to do window boxes πŸ™‚

  5. Adin, I went to both houses. Inside the first house, the owner cuts her finger and it was all bloody red. The bottom house, the owner has the most greenest thumb I’ve ever seen!

  6. i contrasti acuti della vita…molto pungente la tua ironia, e facile scegliere il balcone a festa…ma a me ha commosso molto la seconda

    the sharp contrasts of life … your very pungent irony, and easy to pick the balcony to party … but to me very moved the second

    • Indeed it is easy to pick the house to party. Maybe the second one, because the owner maybe makes really good party food, instead of spending her whole day tending the flowers at the window. πŸ˜€

  7. I was confused by how the first person watered those plants. If they opened the window all the pots would go flying. But then I saw in the second photo that the windows open inwards. I know very little about windows, but that struck me as unusual. Good theme choices all the same! πŸ™‚

  8. I can’t help but envision the hours spent on keeping up that first one, but kudos to a person so dedicated to that sort of thing. The most I ever managed were three hanging pots on our front porch. They were pretty easy as long as I remembered to water them daily (or something pretty close to it.)

    • Yes, it’s all down to the memory, isn’t it. My problem is that indoor plants soon become just part of the furniture, and maybe I remember to dust them occasionally. πŸ˜€

  9. Wow. We don’t often see window boxes at all over here in Aussie Land. I did enjoy looking at them when we were in Europe. Golly Gosh that top one is just breathtaking. Quite exceptional really. I know I could never achieve that if I tried!

    • Yes, Europe really excels itself when it comes to wonderful flower displays in spring and summer. I think it’s probably because their winters are so drab and cold, that they need to brighten up their world for the warmer seasons. πŸ™‚

      • Well they certainly do a good job of it. I really enjoyed seeing all the flowers when we were there. Many of them were naturally very different to what we get in the sub-tropical areas here at home.

  10. Since you said Germany – I can honestly say not guilty for that second photo. I may have killed a few plants in my life-time. But – definitely not those.

  11. I love windows like this Sylvia. It must be quite a lovely sight to wake up to. πŸ˜€
    Great selection and thanks for sharing hon. πŸ˜€ *big hugs*

  12. Wow! That first window flower display is quite stunning. Someone must be a real pro (or hire one) to maintain that lovely scene. I have a feeling my similar attempts would not go so well.

  13. Wow! The owner of the top window has been buuussssy. Window gardening is a little intimidating though. What if passersby accidentally get watered? πŸ™‚

  14. As this doesn’t seem to be at street level, I am trying to imagine how the owner in the top photo opens the windows to do the watering… well, obviously, they have it figured out!

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