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Minna’s Flowers

The most beautiful wreaths, generous table decorations, delightful bouquets and flower creations in every possible shape. The creativity and feel for greenery is flowing in Minnas Blomsterverkstad. What started as an interest ten years ago has to date resulted in several books, a heap of reportage, lectures, courses, exhibitions and…

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March

Sowing

Normally I would have got started with sowing in the greenhouse by now. I tend to start at the beginning of March with the ones that take the longest, amongst others the favourite Rudbeckia Hirta, but also a few others that vary from year to year.  This year will be…

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Books

John Taylor – Mitt trädgårdsår (My year in the garden)

I like this book in many ways. It has a kind of plump colourfulness with amazing illustrations, well structured, fun, easy and enjoyable to read. John Taylor, who is the gardener at the Castle garden in Malmö shares his knowledge and and his year in the garden. Tips and advice…

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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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September

The dahlia corner

In the corner of the house, the hottest place, I last year created a ‘Dahlia corner’ or a summer staircase for dahlias. It is odd that it took me so many years to realise that it is an ideal place for dahlias. Not only is it warm but also sheltered….

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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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August, Edible

Beets and beans

My edible repertoire tends to consist of cabbage, sugar snaps, mangold (chard) and lettuce. Occasionally carrots, courgettes and some kind of bean. However, since I don’t have very much space for a vegetable garden it does not become more than that.  It has been a long time since I planted…

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