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Bouqets & Decorations

Flowers in October

With one foot still in the summer, it’s nice that there has been no frost yet. And it’s still possible to put together bouquets. And it actually became sunny today when I had a day in the garden. And that it’s still possible to feel the pulse from the garden,…

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Edible bouquet

Red chard, dill crowns, creamy coloured marigolds, purple basil, leaves from celery, beautiful bean pods, some squash flowers and a couple of branches with aronia berries. An edible bouquet in other words. Love that. I’m emptying most of the vegetable path and taking the opportunity to do make something with it for…

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Pumpkins and seed heads

Pumpkins and seed heads. Two beautiful things. I always used to grow decorative pumpkins, well also edible pumpkins. Nowadays I take a trip to the garden centre for the obligatory armful of pumpkins that are so important for the autumn feel and so hard to be without. In the garden…

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Monday flowers

I’m taking every opportunity now to cut flowers to all kind of vases there’s to find. It’ s like time now are extra generous to us before the cold comes. The day begun with sunshine and ended in rain. Autumn weather and summer feeling at one and the same time. It…

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Bouquets in September

During the late summer and early autumn it is truly easy to make bouquets straight from the garden. Not just small but big and generous. Dried seed heads from the allium ‘Purple Sensation’ are so lovely in the bouquets now. I allow most of them to stay in the flowerbeds…

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Flowering cake tray

The summer flowers on the summer cake tray make the cakes and biscuits sweeter, the feeling more summery and the mood happier. A good base to put on the bottom of the cake tray are Dwarf Lady’s mantle’s flower stems, Baby’s breath, Hydrangea, all kinds of beautiful leaves. All flowers that…

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Tulips from the garden

To be able to pick a bouquet of your own tulips is a luxury every year it is possible. I’ts not every year you want to cut tulips from the borders, but sometimes you manage to pick one here and one there without it’s beeing noticed. The bouquet consists of tulips…

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The smallest vases are ready

It works if you make them small. Out of the gardens early bloomers you can make some sweet bouquets. The smallest vases are standing ready to be filled with snowdrops, beautiful Primula aurikla, Curidalis solida ’Fumewort’, Christmas roses, twigs that have become green in vases indoors and a few forced…

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Seasonal meeting

When the snow has melted away the true star perennials are still standing in the flower beds, as if the winter has not bothered them at all. Although dried, they have straight backs and strong form. At my place the star troupe consists of Astilbes, different varieties of grass, white…

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Signs of spring on a tray

Gathering signs of spring. Some from the flower beds and some from newly acquired Christmas roses.   All the small things get seen. The last of the snow has just melted away and the soil is diggable. It is mostly brown and still dry. Long grass from last year is swaying…

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Bouquet in happy colours

For a celebration; my mother turned 70 years old a few weeks back. Flowers belong to birthdays, especially when it is even numbers, but otherwise as well. Flowers and cake. A cup with snowdrops (if there had been any emerged when it was her birthday) would of course have been…

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Flowery easter twig bouquet

With budding twigs, fresh pussy willow and waxflower the easter twig bouquet becomes a mix of bouquet and twigs in a vase. I like it. You can make unbelievably many things with twigs and branches all through the year. It’s probably only in the midst of summer that I don’t…

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