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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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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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Bulbs & Tubers, In the garden, October

Winter storage for dahlias

Right now I’m lifting dahlias one after the other. Firstly the ones that have done their bit. Many are still in bloom and I’m struggling with taking them away. Up till the first frost appears most of the ones that still look nice get to stay outside in their pots….

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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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Bulbs & Tubers, Pots

Bulbs in pots

It is not at all difficult to plant bulbs in pots and I plant quite a few, especially tulips. This year I’m not going to dare to plant tulips in the flowerbeds at all due to not wanting to feed the voles.  Last winter they devastated a big flowerbed and…

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Bouqets & Decorations, In Season & Plants

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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Books & Pearsons, Nurseries & Garden Centers

Kniva Trädgård / Kniva Garden

When opportunity, a pinch of luck, a slumbering dream and two green souls meet, something like the Kniva Garden can emerge. 2½ years ago, when Andreas and André were in the process of moving from Stockholm, there was a pull from the area around Falun where André comes from. You…

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In the garden, September

The garden now

The garden now at the end of September, in the north of Sweden. Still green with only a few yellowing Hostas and Daylilies so far. Hydrangea, Sanguisorba, Dahlia, Veronika, Clematis, Sedum, Echinacea purpurea,  Scabious, Aster, Astilbe, Aupatorium purpureum, Aconitum hemsleyanum, Bistorta, Artemisia lactiflora ‘Guizhou’, Agastache rugosa, Anemone hupaehensis, Salvia nemorosa,…

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Bouqets & Decorations, In Season & Plants

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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In Season & Plants, Pots

A table with September

Plants that have been bought but not yet planted are so rewarding to ‘pause’ in pots and put out on display. But also plants that have been dug up, split or are surplus to requirements should have their given place in pretty pots instead of being put in hidden corners…

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Bouqets & Decorations, In Season & Plants

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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In Season & Plants, Pots

Perennials in pots

It is nice to have pots with plants that pretty much take care of themselves. And it is nice that the plants can tag along from year to year. Perennials in pots are unbeatable in the long run. Either to return the following year in pots or to be planted…

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