Seattle houseboat gardening – what about trees without containers? It happens…
Every once in a while, I just have to stop and look at some of the most amazing things that can happen in nature. The first time I saw a full grown tree growing out of the water was at a Log Foundation dock in Eastlake and I have been amazed by it ever since. Each year it gets bigger as if it is growing on a hillside instead of in a lake.
Trees add a lot to the landscape of Seattle houseboats. Having all the greenery somehow magically transports you right out of the city that you happened to be living in the middle of.
Lake Union & Portage Bay houseboats have some fascinating trees – one example is the gigantic willow tree at the entrance to the Willow Dock in Eastlake. This tree is a thing of beauty if you ever get the chance to just walk by and take a peek (2321 Fairview Ave E). It is actually growing out of the ground on the banks of Lake Union and not on the dock itself, but it is so incredible that I could not just omit it.
There are some other great examples, too. The Old Boathouse Dock over in Westlake near the Aurora Bridge has a whole grove of trees that are flourishing and providing great habitat and natural settings…
Share your great Seattle houseboat ideas, too!
Make sure and send in some of your pictures if you have trees on your docks – I would love to see them or any of your floating garden pictures or ideas! Seattle houseboaters are among the most creative gardeners I have ever seen! You can email them to me at courtney@SeattleAfloat.com and thank you in advance!