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The Greenhouse in Tyra's Garden a blog about the greenhouse I designed and built. Interior design and gardening.
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ABC Wednesday E is for - The Multifaceted Elder
© This post - 'E' is for the Multifaceted Elder , was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog The greenhouse in Tyra's Garden http://tyras-greenhouse.blogspot.com/ABC wednesday 'E' is for Elder. Elderberries Sambucus nigra in my beer bucket. Elderberry and Apple Crumble350g (12 oz) elderberries (common elder)450g (1lb) apples110g (4oz) sugar225g (8oz) flour110g (4oz) light brown
POTAGER - Heirloom Tomatoes 2009
© This post - 'Potager - Heirloom seeds' , was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog The greenhouse in Tyra's Garden http://tyras-greenhouse.blogspot.com/.........Min Potager 2009 - Kulturarv - TomaterMy Potager 2009 - Heirloom Tomatoes.....I have my own bank - Tyra's Garden Seed Bank ....Make all you canSave all you can Give all you canJohn Wesley Why heirloom?When I?m planning my
ABC Wednesday 'D' is for DARWIN She was...
© This post - ABC Wednesday 'D' , was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog The greenhouse in Tyra's Garden http://tyras-greenhouse.blogspot.com/ . ABC Wednesday 'D' is for DARWIN....She was...and of course a flower DAHLIA The Bicentenary Charles Darwin 200 years. About Charles Darwins Britain.My 'D' i for the woman Emma Darwin married to Charles and a mother of 10 children.This
ABC Wednesday 'C' is for COFFEE
© This post - ABC Wednesday 'C' , was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog The greenhouse in Tyra's Garden http://tyras-greenhouse.blogspot.com/ ... ABC Wednesday 'C' is for Ah....Coffee. This wonderful drug I just cannot be without. Coffea. When grown in the tropics, coffee is a vigorous bush or small tree easily grown to a height of 3?3.5 m (10?12 feet). It is capable of
ABC Wednesday 'B' for Buxus sempervirens
© This post - ABC Wednesday B , was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog The greenhouse in Tyra's Garden http://tyras-greenhouse.blogspot.com/ ABC Wednesday ?B? This week I'll post an ABC in both The Greenhouse and Tyra's Garden. 'B' Buxus sempervirens A small topiary made of a Boxwood, just few years old. I make a lot of these topiary each year, I guess I like them a lot
ABC Wednesday A is for...
© This post - ABC Wednesday A , was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog The greenhouse in Tyra's Garden http://tyras-greenhouse.blogspot.com/ ABC Wednesday 'A' A as in Appleblossom, AZURE and Anthroposophist. This pictures is taken far, far from the Côte d'Azur it is taken on a warm and lovely day in May in Åkerby (Uppland). The pink appleblossom goes well with the Azure blue
ABC Wednesday Z
© This post - ABC Wednesday Z , was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog The greenhouse in Tyra's Garden http://tyras-greenhouse.blogspot.com/ ...ZinniaABC Wednesday Z is for Zinniaand Zzzztill hibernating. Zinnia one of my favorite flower in my potager. The Zinnias adds colour and attracts the bees and buttesflies. Zinnia is a genus of 20 species of annual and perennial plants of
Winter in the greenhouse.
It is still very cold in the greenhouse. The spring seems to be far, far away, but I have now ordered my seeds for 2009 and that is one step in the right direction. It took me at least 8 hours to decide what to order. When looking through all the beautiful catalogues it is not an easy task to decide which ones to choose. The pictures in the glossy brochures are all overgenerous and stunning,
DON'T WAKE ME UP! I?m having this wonderful dream.
© This post - December lights in Tyra's Greenhouse, was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog The greenhouse...http://tyras-greenhouse.blogspot.com/ Don?t wake me up, I?m having this wonderful dream.It is a hot and sunny summers day, I can see the bright coloured Papaver orientalis, from far a can hear a bumblebee hum. I?m in my potager taking care of the herbs, they are so
DECEMBER LIGHTS in TYRA's GREENHOUSE
© This post - December lights in Tyra's Greenhouse, was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog The greenhouse...http://tyras-greenhouse.blogspot.com/ DECEMBER LIGHTS. Feng Shui moment in the greenhouse, a few minutes of peace and calmness. This is a candle holder I made a few years ago, a simple piece of wood with a wonderful smooth surface and painted in rustic style and the
An Alien has Landed in Tyra's Garden
© This post was originally uploaded and written by Tyraat the blog The greenhouse...http://tyras-greenhouse.blogspot.com/ ...Scary and beautiful!... It is Blooming Friday pop over to Tyra's Gardenthere you find the post about The Phalaenopsis. Det är Blommig fredag nr. 4, läs mer i Tyra's TrädgårdHave a great weekend!/ TYRA
HEAVY STUFF - new Books on my Bedside Table
Garden Books to be enchanted by. Look at these wonderful books that I presently have got on my bedside table. They are written by Hans Dalby, who is a Danish author. This first one is called ?Drivhus drömmar? (Greenhouse dreams) and is written in Danish which I can read with a little imagination, I have lived in the most southern part of Sweden many years ago and that is very close to Denmark so
HOT, HOT STUFF AND FREEZING COLD...
Tyra wrote this post in the blog The greenhouse in Tyra's Garden http://tyras-greenhouse.blogspot.com if you are not reading it at The greenhouse...this content was stolen without permission. HOT HOT Hot stuff from the greenhouse - Habanero the King of Chilies It is veeery hot 200-300.000 on the Scoville Pepper Scale My Habanero is from Burkina Faso. If you are interested do read an older post
The Blue Hour in the Greenhouse
Tyra wrote this post in the blog The greenhouse in Tyra's Garden http://tyras-greenhouse.blogspot.com ...The Blue Hour in the Greenhouse ...My daughter woke me up this morning almost jumping of joy "Mamma det snöar!" which means "mother it is snowing!". She was a little disappointed that I didn't get out of bed straight away. When I slowly stood up and walk to the window I saw this wonderful
A Bulgarian Beauty - Chervena Chushka
Tyra wrote this post in the blog The greenhouse in Tyra's Garden http://tyras-greenhouse.blogspot.com if you are not reading it at The greenhouse...this content was stolen without permission. Chervena Chushka Pepper This is a really beautiful lady from Bulgaria! Slim bright red and sweet tasting! If you haven't grown this Chervena Chushka before I certainly do recommend it. Even the plant is
Poblano Ancho Gigantea
Tyra wrote this post in the blog The greenhouse in Tyra's Garden http://tyras-greenhouse.blogspot.com if you are not reading it at The greenhouse...this content was stolen without permission. Poblano, the mexican in my greenhouse. This Pepper from Mexico Ancho Gigantea, beautiful dark green almost black usually called Poblano. I bought my heirloom seeds at Plants of Distinction (UK), but
Late harvest - Rose hip and Elderberry
Rose hips and Elderberry harvest - beautiful berries to pick out in the nature. Mother nature just gave them to us free of charge. This is the last harvest of berries for this season Rose hips and Sambucas nigra and you may very well pick these berries now in November, if you are lucky you can also find Sloe Prunus spinosa. I pick my berries on the path leading down to the lake. They are great berries for cooking. If you are interested I have a few recipes here in Tyra's Garden.Det här är alltså de sista bären jag nu skördar för den här säsongen. Sist ut är då mina älskade nypon Rosa dumalis och lite fläderbär Sambucas nigra. Jag tycker nypon är helt fantastiskt gott alldeles för underskattade, de är jobbiga att 'skala' men det är värt mödan för de är så sagolika tillagade. Nyttiga är de också (C vitamin).TYRA
Posturing Pumpkin Post
My pumpkin stands majestic on the pedestal but just for a few more days. Its days is counted! After I?m through with it I will have served Pumpkin bread, pumpkin soup and the latest suggestion I got from a blog friend ?garlic flavoured, in the oven roasted pumpkin served with a steak?, that sounds delicious to me?.perhaps a glass of red wine. Any more suggestions? Posing pumpkin Update I new recipe from Joey - GINGER PUMPKIN, CRANBERRIES & APPLES~ The intense smell of autumn harvest in this delicious treat slightly tweaked from The Northwoods Table
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A Small Evaluation
A Small Evaluation of the Tomatoes I had in my garden 2008 and still have actually, Moneymaker is a tough guy.These are the favourites of all tomatoes the growing season 2008. The seeds were sown indoors on my veranda on the 9th of February and then planted them in the greenhouse in May, they are all container grown in the greenhouse. The outdoor grown where placed in the ground in June after the last frost nights. Seeds from Plants of DistinctionAll these I do recommend: Everyday tomato - The Czech?s excellent yellowProlific orange yellow tomato with a strong flavour. 3inches round fruit. Extremely productive and will supply you with a steady stream of fruit for weeks on end. Best salad tomato for ages! Cordon. 70-75 days from transplanting.Beefsteak tomato - CrnkovicCocktail tomato - Sweet 100 (red) Ildi (yellow)Green tomato ? Green Zebra Finally harvest time - started to harvest July and I still harvest MONEYMAKER! Which I think is pretty amazing. The biggest harvest gave PRINCIP...
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Making your own Scents for the bathroom is both fun and easy. Here I give you a few recipes of my favorite Splashes and Bath Salt. ... After a day in the garden I need a good soak, to feel your body awaken as you soak in this Citrus and Calendula rejuvenating and refreshing bath salt. Extracts of Citrus & Calendula to energizing your body and mind, bringing you back to life. The Citrus gives the salt a wonderful fragrance and the Calendula heals your skin. Lavender Splash recipe above or why not make Lavendula augustifolia Bath Salt, flowers from my potager, essential oil and Natural Sea Salt makes a wonderful Salt for heavenly soaks.Roses from the garden, make your own favorite mix of Roses.I den här veckans Drömhem och trädgård får ni följa med in i mitt badrum. Läs mer HÄR i Tyra's Trädgård TYRA
I was standing high up on my ladder cleaning among my Geraniums above the door in the greenhouse when I suddenly saw my greenhouse from another perspective. A birds eye view... that was interesting, got down to get the camera and up again, click, click and here is the resultHarvest on the table - ZOOM OUT ..... ZOOM a little bit more..... Tyra on the ladder....a little scary, it's high up. Tänk att här uppe har jag varit flera gånger men inte vänt mej om och tittat ut i växthuset...oj va högt uppe jag var. Det här måste plåtas, snabbt ner och sedan upp igen, Vad kul att se växthuset ifrån ett alldeles nytt perspektiv.TYRA
A Jewel in Gothenburg - Trädgårdsföreningen
Från mitt besök hos Trädgårdsföreningen i Göteborg.Palmhuset har varit ett populärt besöksmål sedan 1878. På nära 1 000 kvadratmeter hittar du olika exotiska växter, däribland såklart palmer. Beläget i Palmhuset ligger Vattenhuset med bland annat den sensationella jättenäckrosen från Amazonas och olika sorters epifyter som jag verkligen gillar. Hela den avdelningen är så fin tycker jag. Palmhuset har en härlig takhöjd och där Palmhuset är som högst i ?mittskeppet? finns balkonger som man får beträda och får då en fantastisk vy över växterna. Inne i Palmhuset finns det också ett litet trevligt café med inte goda bakverk, så där kan man sitta ner och filosofera.The Palm house has been a popular destination since 1878. At close to 1000 square meters, you'll find various exotic plants, including palms of course. Located in the Palm house is ?Vattenhuset? the Water house, that has the sensational giant Water lily from the Amazon and various kinds of epiphytes that I really do like. This...
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Dahlias and Mushrooms - September
Dahlias in Tyra 's Garden. The Autumn slowly make it's entry, we haven't had any frost nights yet but soon I have to dig up all the Dahlias and store them in the garage. I wrote about tips and ideas for sorting out all the seeds you collect and the same tip is applicable for the Dahlias.Tips and ideas - Put a tag on the plant when they still are in bloom, write down the height, colour and name. It make it dead easy when you shall plant them again next spring. September, this month can be marvelous with all the lovely mild colours and fresh and almost nippy air. Long walks in the woods looking for the mushrooms, my favorite is the yellow Chanterelle Chantharellus sibarius it's so delicious. Number two on my list must be the Cep Boletus edulis Tips and ideas - A good thing about the Ceps are that they are perfect to slice up and dry for later use. suitable for cooking all through the winter months... soups, stews and pastas. yummie. Chanterelle and Cep Dahlias in the gardenHave a...
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It's Tomato Time
TYRA and Tomatoes = trueI just looove tomatoes, Broschetta with tomato and basil, pasta with lovely tomato sauce, tomato sallads, sundryed tomatoes, pestoes, salsas....you name it I love it as long it contains tomatoes. No that is not entirely true, now I remember I do not love Heinz spaghetti hoops and baked beans in tomato sause, that is hangover food! Read more about my tomatoes in Tyra 's GardenTomatoes in a basketHarvest time. tjooho!! it's one of my favorite times of the year. To finally take the wonderful things I grow in the garden into my kitchen! Peas, onions, tomatoes.... all in abundance all except the artishokes where did they go? None this year not a single one! MY CHAIR in the greenhouse.Sit down, take a break, close your eyes, breath deep and slowly.Hey... do write something, I just love when you leave a comment.TYRA
The Greenhouse and potager - June
In the greenhouse the Tomatoes and Chillies are flourishing and so are the Physalis and the Basil as well. I keep my basil indoors as long as they look happy and they certainly do. It is still very hot here in Vaxholm and no rain at all, it is so very dry and I cannot possibly water all the borders and plants, I don?t dare to do it because we get our water from our own well and I?m afraid that it will run out of water, so I just water the most important stuff like the kitchen garden and the Geraniums. My lawn looks absolutely awful all brown and crisp dry.Beautiful bottles from the Botanicus in Prague, when I bought them I think it was schampoo in them but now I have them in my greenhouse and they contains soap and fertilizer - Flaskor som jag köpt i Prag i en fantastiskt trevlig affär som heter Botanicus. Jag har rengöringmedel och gödning i mina.Ivy a true favourite I use it indoors, in the greenhouse and in the garden - Murgröna är så användbar, jag har den både inne, ute och i v...
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My love for Cabbage
Perhaps it sounds rather strange to say that one love cabbage, but I really do. I think there are some very beautiful varieties of cabbages. Nero di Toscana is certainly a favorite, it is so very good lookin? though not that tasty unfortunately or perhaps I don?t really know how to cook it properly. Any great recipes? This year I grow Red Express, Portland Briggs and Cabbage Kalibos. The last one is new for me, seeds from Plants of Distinction, this is what they say about Kalibos, - resurrected from the past. Ideal distinct shape and colour for pickling, coleslaw and shredding on salads. The colour remains if steamed and there is very little waste.. Sounds perfect to me. Here I proudly carry out my cabbage seedlings, time to harden off the plants before planting them in my potager. Cabbage seedlings in a box. Portland Briggs seedling.Cabbage Brassica Yin & Yang in Tyra 's Garden and Cabbage Soup recipe.To all of you - Have a happy weekend/ Tyra
Well now it's done, the annual spring cleaning. It is no fun job to do but it has to be done and someone has to do it. Now I have taken all the seedling out (almost) and left in the greenhouse are the tomatoes and peppers. A few Geraniums, Auriculas and Roses just to add colour and scent. The cushions are cleaned and aired, now I have earned a nap on the sofa...but seriously, I hardly lay down for more than 5 minutes. I always seems to find something that I just have to do. But it is really nice be able to lay down those few minutes to straighten out the back, catch a moment and philosophize...Tyra
Details and Inspiration
This picture that I have called Inspiration and Details it is from the Garden Fair - Nordic Gardens.Details - The small things in a design that completes 'the picture' you are striving for. The final touch are so important for the end result, it can be totally perfect and wonderful with the correct details and on the other hand so intolerably awful and ruin the hole thing if the details are wrong. I found a few companies at the fair that had those small details for indoor as well as outdoor design and they were very inspirational indeed. This is one of them - Fröken Tvärsemot. Funny and pretty stuff with a little bit of country romance. This is a flower shop at Alvik called Blåregn (the swedish for Wisteria). A small shop with a lot of lovely details, very inspiring. The plants are very well presented in boxes and baskets. This is a shop I can recommend. En söt liten blomsteraffär i Alvik, massor av små fina detaljer och fina blommor, mycket inspirerande att se. Just nu full av u...
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Apples - pruning and juice
Late winter to early spring, now it's time to prune, cut and trim the apple trees, I actually do it twice a year, now and one's during the JAS period (July-Aug.-Sept). The Anthropologists in Sweden recommend the JAS pruning and I think it makes sence. During that period it is often much more dry and the trees recover faster after the pruning. Another plus is that it is a more pleasant time to do it, it's not as cold as it is at this time of the year.Vinteräpplen/Winter apples, the picture is taken in the month of October.This is one of my favorite, perfect for pies and other food. Matures in September. Unfortunately I don't know the name, do you know by any chance? Mogna äpplen färdiga att skörda, är det någon som känner igen vilken sort det är? I så snälla hör av dej! Jag skulle bli jätteglad.Apple tree "in floribus" at Engarn. Äppelblom så ljuvligt rosa.It takes 2 kilos of apples to make 1 liter fresh apple juice. This is my favorite brand, from Kivik. Kivik is the "appletown"...
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Frosty flowers and fruitMer artiklar från denna bloggen:
I found these absolutely lovely frosty flowers in one of my favorite blogs La Source au Bois. I know it's a little bit 'Christmas' over them but I think one can use frosty sugar flowers all year around and I wanted to show you all the beautiful pictures. From La Source au Bois Poudrant l'atmosphère de Noël, ils accompagnent délicieusement l'heure du thé. J'aime la fraîcheur des feuilles de menthe sublimée par cette transparence blanche et sucrée qui souligne ainsi l'exquise douceur de certains loukoums. Les pétales givrés des fleurs de saison peuvent orner les tartes qui se parent ainsi d'un masque étonnant rappelant le visage du Printemps d'Arcimboldo. You make these wonderful decorations with fresh dry flowers or fruit, egg white and sugar. The recipe isn't very difficult though my first attempt ended up in the bin. I guess I have to practise a few times....or more. Frosty Fruits, Figs, Kumquats and Lime fruit aren't they pretty?.....Thank you La Source for letting me s...
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