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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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Books

Curious about Gertrude Jekyll

I am reading a book by Gertrude Jekyll. Such a fascinating read. Entertaining. Recognisable and still relevant. Want to read all of her books. It is easy to understand why she was and still is one of the most influential English gardening personalities. During her time she created gardens in…

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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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February

Seeds

In February there is not much to do in the garden apart from releasing the bushes from the weight of snow, if there is any. Spring always feels extra far away and winter keeps its grip as if to tell us that it will not be time for the thawing…

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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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Fairs & Exhibitions

Chelsea Flower Show

It really is an experience to visit the Chelsea flower show. This cultural institution and spectacle truly holds an abundance of inspiration. Of course the gardens are contrived, just like they are at fairs. But, some still succeed in making them feel real and not taken out of a catalog….

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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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Books

Favourite reading regarding bulbs & tubers

A recurring favourite read, both spring and autumn is ‘Lökar och Knölar’ written by Marie & Björn Hansson and also ‘Stora Tulpanboken’ by Susanne Rosén. I highly recommend these two books for anyone who has an interest in learning about bulbs and tubers. Both books contain a general section and…

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About the garden

About the garden

The garden, as it looks today, has been achieved through the last seven years. We have lived in our house for 20 years but at first there were house renovations & life with small children that had took our time and commitment, the garden had to wait. I think I…

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Bulbs & Tubers

‘White Perfection’

A delightful all white Dahlia is White perfection. It’s flowers are just as big as the Café au lait ones and belong to the same variety. It is very nice as a cut flower and makes a bouquet full quickly. It also has a given place as a single flower…

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Nurseries & Garden Centers

Petersham Nurseries

In Richmond, south west of London lies a pearl. Petersham Nurseries. I had heard a lot about this place. A few years ago, in connection to the Chelsea flower show, we rented a car and headed out on a roadtrip. The first stop was the Petersham Nursery. You can get…

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November

Snow

It is not possible to predict when the snow will come nowadays. It can be extra early, very late or not at all. I would prefer to not have any at all. On the other hand it is necessary to protect the garden from the bitter cold. Around here it…

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Roses

‘Crocus Rose’

Crocus (Emanuel) is a repeat flowering rose bred by David Austin. In my garden it blooms in the late summer and early autumn, most likely due to its half shaded spot. An incredibly beautiful rose with a colour that is hard to describe. Mr Austin classifies it as yellow but…

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