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Bouqets & Decorations

Colour boost

Invigorating powerful colours are truly needed now that a new layer of white christmas has arrived outside. It is good for me in a way since I have to get into the right mood to write a christmas reportage. So for that reason it is a good thing but otherwise…

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Food & Baking

Beetroot smoothie with rhubarb and strawberries

Out of last years crop from the Beetroot ‘Bulls Blood’ I used not only use beets but also the leaves and stalks that ended up in a vegetable stir fry. The stuff that I didn’t use I chopped and froze, the stalks separately from the leaves, thinking it would be…

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Bouqets & Decorations

Hope

With it’s snowing heavily now it is like being brutally reminded not to start sucking up for Spring. What to do? Hardy as I have become through the years I have to say that it is quite acceptable to receive a highly unwelcome snowfall like this at the end of…

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Bouqets & Decorations

The time of smallness is almost upon us

It’s crazy how I can long for the season of small bouquets. It’s like time can’t move fast enough. The violet and pale blue colour scale with different varieties of scilla, wood anemone and corydalis became a favorite last year. The glass vase is a precious find from a second hand…

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Pots

Bulbs in reused crockery

Chipped, cracked or crackled glaze. Reminiscence of life.Time that has passed. Food that has been cooked and eaten. Practical chores that have been done. Celebratory occasions. Washing up before the time of the dishwasher. Crockery, with the traces of time draped over them like jewelery, are like diamonds. You cannot…

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Bouqets & Decorations

Spring feeling in small vases

Generous and grand bouquets have their own realm of experience, luxury and grandeur. Flowers in small displays can be just as enchanting. A branch of  fragrant mimosa, a few grape-hyacinths, a ranunculus or a tulip together with some branches of green in its simplicity.  Sweet minimalist bouquets and sheer elegance….

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Bouqets & Decorations, In Season & Plants

Hyacinths in tin cans

After christmas I stock up on Hyacinths in the sales. When you want a feeling of spring then pink is the right colour. It does not matter to me if they have bloomed, since I treat them as cut flowers with a bulb. The soil and roots tend to be…

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