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Bouqets & Decorations

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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April, Pots

To bloom up

In April when it is still mostly brown in the garden, I want nothing more than to help it ’bloom’ during the wait for the green clhorophyl fullness to take over. The splashes of colour that I am ’blooming’ with is firstly frost resistant christmas roses, bulbs and pansies. They…

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Bouqets & Decorations

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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Bouqets & Decorations

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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Bouqets & Decorations

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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Bouqets & Decorations

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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Pots

Tulip ‘Exotic Emperor’

Last year I tried the Exotic Emperor, both in pots and in the flower bed. A fragrant, white or cream double tulip with yellowish green flames on the mottled outer petals. The buds have a colouring that moves towards a yellowy green but as soon as they bloom the colouring…

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Food & Baking

Savoy cabbage rolls

These savoy cabbage rolls are tastier than tasty. And beautiful. And they are both simple and quick to make. You can even prepare them a day before you intend to eat them. Works on a buffét or as a meal on its own. Filled with minced lamb, grated beetroot and…

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Food & Baking

Family time friday

Family time on fridays has become one of the highlights of the week. When the children were younger there were recurring taco dinners, now it depends on where the mood takes us. Our children, that now both are young adults (19 and 21 years old) still spend the beginning of…

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