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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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Gardens, Gardens & Places, Persons

Sanda Cottage

To visit Sanda cottage, or Veronica and Stefans garden outside Stockholm, is like stepping into a different world. A world where passion and eagerness to create their own paradise on earth is the fuel that drives them to spend a big part of their free time in the garden.The fact…

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April

April

In April it is about the snow melting (goal no.1). Then it is about the ground becoming diggable (goal no.2). After that the goal is for the garden to waken to life and shoot its life signs out through the ground. Like small islands in an ocean of last years…

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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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Books

Book tip about Dahlias

A new edition of Elisabeth Svalin Gunnarson’s book about Dahlias, from 2010 has just been released. Here you can read about everything from the interesting history of the Dahlias, the varieties and botany to cultivation advice, pests and diseases. The Dahlias have finally become popular and appreciated again after being…

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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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April

Spring signs

They fight their way up through the soil. It can still almost be frozen sometimes. Still there is life that is stronger than Aprils whimsical weather with alternating sun, heat, minus degrees, snow and wind. Not a strange thing that you want to lie down flat to be able to see…

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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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Places

Colours of Bali

Bali is truly colourful in many ways. Sacrificial flowers, incense and fragrances. Crowds and lively food markets. Crafts and chickens on the streets. Sun, warmth and pouring rain. Good food and beautiful sunsets.   I save all the impressions and bring them home. I like.

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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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Gardens

Beijing Botanical garden

truly look forward to our vacation in just over a week’s time. There will be both jungle and beach. And a visit to the nearby Botanical garden. That is a must. If there is a botanical garden nearby when we are travelling I always need to visit it. I don’t…

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