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Danish flora on Sjælland

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geke
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27 days agoSteemit2 min read

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In the garden of Allan's (@hanedane) sister, Jannie

I'm not much of a green thumb and don't have a great track record growing plants here in Colorado. This was especially true when I lived in the mountains west of Denver; it's generally 10 degrees cooler up there and cursed with a much shorter growing season. With these climate challenges, it's been hard for me to cultivate blooms so I was surprised to see all the flowers and exotic plants thriving in Denmark! They have a much colder climate than Denver: our latitude is about 38 degrees north, while Denmark is a whopping 56 degrees north.

To the right is one reason why plants flourish there: drenching showers occur almost daily. This bout of rain stopped me photographing Jannie's beautiful back garden in Gundsømagle. Denmark comprises hundreds of islands, so you're never far from a sea shore; its natural humidity and mineral-laden sea air saturates the Danish greenery.

Dark rain clouds appeared as welcome visitors on our trip, living as we do in an arid, almost desert-like climate. Many of the photographs we took are dotted with rain drops or downpours originating in the North Sea.

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Flora in Sjælland:
Gundsømagle, Strøby Egede, Helsingør, and Kalundborg


 
 

Some prominent flowers, vines, and trees
we saw in Gundsømagle and Strøby Egede:

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Solgårdsparken in Strøby Egede:

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Kings Garden in Copenhagen / Kongens Have i København:

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Traditional Danish hollyhocks at Vor Frue Kirke
in Kalundborg, located on Sjælland's western shore:

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Helsingør trees:

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Next up will be a post on the flowers, plants, and trees that we saw
on the island of Fyn, including the amazing dahlia garden of Egeskov Slot!

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Thank you for reading and joining us on our travels! We're Allan and Stephanie... making our way through middle age.

All photos are originals, taken by @hanedane or @geke. (Dividing bars courtesy of pixabay.com.)

Please leave us a comment to let us know you stopped by! We'd love to hear from you. 😃😃😃😃😃

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