/   J A N U A R I  -  J A N U A R Y  /

Trädgård är livslust, kreativitet, energi, vila och friskvård.

Gardening is lust of life, creativity, energy, rest and well-being.

 

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

Rescuing Hyacinths left from Christmas

I am very happy to rescuing the left over hyacinths from the shop shelves. I have never understood why so many only connect hyacinths with Christmas here in Sweden (maybe in other countries as well?) when they are primarily a spring flower, which has a long season as a forced…

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Bouqets & Decorations, In Season & Plants

A new year

Welcome 2018! Finally on our way towards more daylight hours, I am about to burst with longing for the garden, flowers, the smell of soil and all the outdoor time. I find the winter darkness becoming harder and harder to cope with and the missing of opportunity to pop out…

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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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