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... a garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all, it teaches entire trust.

- Gertrude Jekyll  -

Hej! Jag heter Charlotte Andersson och bor i södra norrland.

Här kommer du hitta det mesta som har med trädgård och blommor att göra.

Hi! My name is Charlotte Andersson and I live in the northern part of Sweden.

I love gardens and flowers and here you will find all sorts of things related to a life with a garden.

 

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Bouqets & Decorations, In Season & Plants

Easy made table decoration

You don’t need a lot of flowers and green material to make beautiful table decorations. With just at branch of wax flower and eucalyptus, a few chrysanthemums (I used three), a handfull of green moss and oasis I recently made two flower arrangements for candles and a couple of small vases…

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Bouqets & Decorations, In Season & Plants

Hyacinths in moss

Hyacinths are so wonderful and hard to be without. They smell winter, Christmas and spring all at the same time, and so easy to arrange in many different ways. To make small moss packets with the bulbs is fun and easy. Goes well with a table setting, or to use in…

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November, Pots

Secured pots in the greenhouse

If it wasn’t enough that the voles have eaten most of the bulbs in the garden, the bulbs in pots in the greenhouse aren’t even left alone. However, I believe that mice are responsible for the greenhouse pots. Already when the pots with spring bulbs were put there earlier this…

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Food & Baking

Saffron biscotti

At the end of November, baking saffron biscotti is a must for me. You simply have to bake them at this time, and they taste just like Christmas, even though saffron isn’t only a Christmas spice. I make a double batch so that they last all of December, and they…

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Bouqets & Decorations, In Season & Plants

Anemones

In the light of the winter’s frost and also the darker winter grey weather, anemones are fantastic. Filled with life and freshness, they are just what you need on a frost glistering or rainy day at the end of November. Winter luxury with touches of spring. Just a few branches…

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Persons

Mona’s Ulriksdal

With a sensitive eye for flowers, its colors, and shapes and how together they can be sheer, rustic, pompous, luxury and colorful symphonies. With as a strong sense of how things harmonies with each other and a long experience of creating inspiring environments, her creations are mouthwatering for most. There…

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November, Talks

Frozen leaves and slow steps in November

With slow steps it is easier to see details and changes. See that which suddenly changes to a piece of natural still life from one day to the next. Frozen leaves and petals have a tendency to become autumnal jewels and you have to go slowly forward to find the…

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Talks

After frost, slow gardening and healthy by gardening

If the dahlias get to taste the first frost they then change colour after they have thawed out. The ball shaped ones keep the best and most beautifully. Colours are something that spark me and inspiration sometimes comes unexpectedly, like from these frost bitten dahlias. I was filled with joy…

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Bouqets & Decorations, In Season & Plants

Wreath with bulbs

Now when the shops have spring bulbs for sale it is possible to treat yourself with some extras for a wreath or two. I like scilla sibirica, tulips turkestanica and ordinary red onions that all have such beautiful colours. Small ones is easiest to use. To fasten the bulbs on…

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Bouqets & Decorations, In Season & Plants

Moss and flowers

Pots with moss are so clever and beautiful. You can have them with or without detail on. How I did this: First the low pot was filled with soil, I fill so it has a rounded shape on top. Cushion moss was then laid directly on the soil and watered….

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In the garden, October

Frost

Finally it came, the first frost. Even if it’s sad, that the frost ends the season in a way, i’ts a beautiful thing too, and I love it. Now the last dahlias have done their time for sure and are going to sleep in paperbags in the garage until next…

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In the garden, October

The garden now

The yellow fever has drifted in over the garden. I’m happy for as long as it lasts, a couple of weeks at least. The summer is but a memory but the garden actually feels warmer as soon as the plants shift from green to a warm, embracing yellow and rusty…

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