My potager garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö, Resarö is situated in the inner part of the archipelago outside of Stockholm. Tyra´s Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination.
Tyra's Garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö situated in the inner part of the archipelago near the small town Vaxholm, outside Stockholm. Tyra's Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, my potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination. The climate in these parts is quite demanding as the northerly winds can be strong and cold. THIS BLOG 'Tyra's Garden' is not entirely a gardenblog it contains much more. About me: Enthusiastic amateur gardener and photographer from Vaxholm, Sweden. Designed and built my Greenhouse and Potager in Tyra's Garden 2003. Love the outdoor life, gardening and sailing especially. View my profile



Topiary is the art of creating sculptures using clipped trees or shrubs.
I love Topiary, so much that one day I decided to paint it one the wall.
This is one of the bedrooms in my house. During the winter I always do something fun indoors, this is one of the results.
Romantic but in the same time Scandinavian , strict and cool.
The topiary bedroom in my home.
Empty pot waiting for the"Pom-Pom".

The ancient Romans were known for their
formal gardens and had a special slave,
the Topiarius who maintained the ornamental topia.

The plants that are generally used are evergreen but I´ve used a Blackthornebush that now is a topiary Blackthornetree in Tyras Garden! Common plants used in topiary are Buxus sempervirens, Thuja, Laurus nobilis, Taxus and Ligustrum.
Advice for plant care from Crown Topiary.

Cones, pyramids, balls or spirals, classic shapes of topiary but you can also do fun shapes like a hen, elephant or a croc.

Topiarius in action in Tyras Garden, I often used both hands when I trim the plants. It makes me feel like Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands, love that movie. I think Tim Burton is a genius.

Ornamental landscape gardener

Tänk va kul man kan ha med en sax! Jag är ju vänsterhänt och har lätt att använda båda händerna så jag brukar faktiskt klippa med båda händerna. Det känns jätte kul. Jag känner mej som Johnny Depp i Edward Scissorhand!

Tyra Scissorhand


Veronica said...

Bonjour mama!! Igår när jag gick o la mig hade lilla hibbe en stor vacker blomma. I morse när ag kom ut i köket tittade TRE blommor upp på mig. Jättefin är den!


Emilie said...

Good morning! Den dar sangen ser sa rackarns skon ut! (om man ar kortare an 160 cm dvs...) I eftermiddag ska jag ga och handla blommor till min balkong.. vi far se vad det blir i ar! Har ni Edward Scissorhand pa dvd? Om inte sa har jag den och kan ta hem den nasta gang :) En is-skulptur i Tyras tradgard harnast kanske? Vi sag Almodovar's All About My Mother igar - helt otrolig tycker jag! Fick en att tanka till en del... STOR KRAM / Emilie

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Hi Tyra,

I see that we have more in common; an interest in traditional/romantic Swedish interiors, topiary, Edward Scissorhands and trompe l'oeil painting. :-)

Love your paintings on the wall, very well done and funny too!

Sanni said...

Your topiary paintings are amazing. And your living trees too. I´m a lucky little gardener, when I found my self here in your blog too. My international blog tour has been worth surffing :)) I`ve found so many wonderfull gardens.

Sanni said...

And I´m allready back :)
Your green house looks just like mine in my dreams. Is it self made? What a beauty!

Immix said...

Wow, vilken fantastiskt vacker väggmålning! Inspirerande!

Tyra said...

Sanni and Immix new faces, thank you for stoping by. Sanni if you are interested, you can read more about the greenhouse in "the greenhouse in Tyras Garden" there is a link to it.
Yolanda, Sanni and Immix I´m delighted that you really like my painting, trompe d´oeil is something that I enjoy to paint.

Green thumb said...

Ingenious dear Tyra!
I wish I could do some of that on my own.
I love the concept of Topiary, will try to decorate the interiors of my house similarly.

Hannele said...

Topiary är det roligaste jag vet, det går lite långsamt på vårt berg, men en trädgårdsmästare har ju tålamod ;)

Hannele said...

Väggmålning är avancerat, men lite kuddar och dörrmattor..
Inspirerande, bilden har fastnat i mitt huvud.

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