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

Monday

Traditional or non traditional, that's the question

Advent....finally! I just love Advent. These four weeks before Christmas Day, 'the waiting for the arrival of an important person'.

This year I made a non traditional Advent candle holder with an Indian twist, 'Kerala style' with lush green ‘hills’, added an elephant, a lime fruit, spices and cinnamon sticks.

In Sweden during Advent we light all our 'Advent candle holders', the traditional ones have four candles and you light one for each Sunday until Christmas Day. One candle on the first Sunday, two the second etc. We also have the electrical 'candle holders' and an electrical Advent star that we switch one during the whole period of Advent.

Tänk va skönt att vi äntligen är inne i Advent. Nu får vi ta fram alla våra fina Adventsgrejer. Ljusstakar, stjärnor, mossa, svampar, röda bär.....sedan hyasinter, amaryllis, pepparkakor ojojoj så mycket härligt.

Det pinsamma var att jag hade helt glömt bort elljusstakarna igår, jag hade gjort iordning min icke traditionella 'indiska' adventsljusstake men helt glömt bort de andra. Det har en på jobbet som började prata om sina adventsljusstakar då jag kom på....oj! jag har glömt att ta ner dom från vinden! Det var Skyltsöndag i Vaxholm i helgen så mina tankar var väl där, har varit busy med att Julskylta. Att julskylta är jättekul tycker jag och det blev riktigt fint.

This weeks theme on PhotoHunt Red.

RED - Papaver in Tyra's Garden


Poppy from Tyra's Garden

RED PhotoHunt in Technorati

Comment below -Ha det gott - skriv en rad 'vettja'

10 comments:

Randi said...

Här doftar julförberedelse!!! Härligt och mustigt! Och vackra bilder förstås.
Kram Randi

Karin A said...

Traditionell eller inte...jag tycker det ser mysigt ut. :) Och särskilt indiskt är ju så got. Vilken vacker elljussake du har. Ha en fin vecka!
Kram Karin

Hillside Garden said...

Your decorations is very beautiful!

Sigrun

Yolanda Elizabet said...

We have the same tradition of lighting one candle each Sunday till Christmas until all 4 are burning.

I like your advent candle holder with a twist, it makes a nice change from all the traditional ones.

Lifecruiser.com said...

Great choice for the Red theme! I love Poppies.

I'm from Stockholm and just had to visit another Swede :-)

(Är det en jätte vallmo? Det ser ut så. Finns inget finare än vallmo och nån blå blomma blandat, tex blåklint - klassiskt!)

Lifecruiser.com

Hannele said...

Helt unerbart mysigt nu, själv har jag massa julblommor nu, som inte kostat skjortan.

Heather said...

Gorgeous poppy photo! And your advent candle photos are lovely, too. Really enjoyed browsing through your blog. ;o)

-TNChick- said...

What a neat lookin' flower -love that!

Dragonstar said...

Beautiful!

mightymatt1313 said...

beautiful poppy!