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

Tuesday

Dahlia 'Harvest' - tubers and seeds

It's late September and the frost can come any night now, that means that I have to dig up all my Dahlia plants, it’s so sad that indicates that the summer has definitely ended and the autumn takes giant leaps towards the winter. Time to dig in!

On with the Wellington boots and ‘armed’ with a garden fork and my favourite secateurs I spend the whole day digging. Tough work…

I store my Dahlia tubers upside down in cardboard boxes with a little damp vermiculite, perlite or peat/moss to cover the clumps. Storage place, frost free (+7 C.) in the garage.


The seeds I just store in a dry place, sometimes I makes these rather pretty seed sachets with the names written with calligraphy. Then during the winter I can look through the seed box with all the sachets and dream of spring and summer again.

Dahlias and Kale a beautiful combination, perfect harmony.


Det kanske blir frost i natt!

Det innebär att jag måste gräva upp alla mina Dahlia växter, det är så sorgligt det betyder att sommaren har definitivt slut och hösten tar jättekliv mot vintern. Dags att ta ett nappa tag - dig in! På med gummistövlarna och "beväpnad" med en trädgård gaffel och min favorit sekatörer är jag redo att spenderar hela dagen med gräva. Tufft arbete ... Jag lagrar mina Dahlia knölar upp och ned i pappkartonger med lite fuktig vermikulit, perlit eller torv att täcka klumpar med. Frost fritt (7 C.) i garaget. Fröna förvarar jag bara torrt, ibland gör jag jättesnygga utsäde påsar med namn skrivet med kalligrafi. Sen under vintern kan jag se genom min frösamlings box med alla påsar och drömmer om våren och sommaren igen.

Ha en riktigt fin höst dag - Have a nice day/


TYRA



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14 comments:

Roses and stuff said...

Ja, visst är det lite sorgligt att sommaren nu är slut. Jag har inga dahlior, men jag har grävt upp kannor och fuchsior och tagit in dem för vinterförvaring.
Ha det gott!
Katarina

Anja said...

Min enda dahlia får stanna ute ännu. Din svartkål är imponerande vacker Tyra! även jag har odlat den tidigare om åren, men kålmasken gör alla kålväxter och krasse så "oaptitligt" att jag fick sluta att odla dessa.

mvh, Anja

Jema Rose said...

Var jag får allt ifrån...ja ibland har jag så mycket idéer att det svämmar över, ibland har jag inga idéer alls, det är aldrig lagom med andra ord..!

; )

KRAM & ha det GOTT!

/Jenny

<3

Marie said...

Det er litt trist når frosten kjem, og alt det vakre visnar ned. Best å berge i hus det som skal i hus :)

Du må gjerne komme å sitte i hagestolen min neste sommar :)

joey said...

Tyra ... your 'piece of heaven' is always most inviting. You have a gift for sure, in word and outstanding photos, for sharing your treasures.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Thank you girls for your lovely comments. Today it's October.... oh no! Well it can be beautiful and lovely too. :-)

Anonymous said...

Yes, sadly it is good-bye to September Tyra...... the month of vivid colours, I always think of it as summer’s grand finale....... and as John Keats’ poem ‘To Autumn’ so beautifully describes...... it is the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.

For many, autumn is their favourite time of year, for me not so, for it signals the onset of winter, which keeps me from my garden. Marion

No... my comment will not go through.... I'll have to go anonymous again sorry about that!

Vero said...

Hmmm maybe I should give this digging up a try, since you gave me some of your dahlias for my balcony.

Will try and get to it this weekend. Can I keep it in the basement or is it to warm do you think?

Lots of love
from your daughter

Frances said...

Hi Tyra, I love your garden, so productive with both flowers and food. Well done. We are able to leave the dahlias in the ground here, but lose some each winter. Maybe we should try digging them up. Your kale is wonderful. We have a caterpillar that makes lace of our kale plants, do you use something to protect yours, or do not have that insect problem?

Frances at Fairegarden
new url
http://fairegarden.wordpress.com/

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Love the new header!

Looking at all your lovely Dahlias I realised that i don't have any this year. Must buy some next year!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Marion, Veronica, Francis and Yolanda thank you for the lovely comments!
- Francis you asked about me about insects problem. I got one and that is the slugs, otherwise I have not got any problems and I think it's because I grow both flowers, herbs and vegetables. I mean the diversity is important.

Sarah-Lou said...

What I sweet and peaceful garden! Sometimes I wish I'd live in the country..

Hanneles paradis said...

Jag har inte försökt med dahliafrön, kan bli spännande.

Organic Plant Fertilizer said...

nice n beatiful garden.i love to see this type of garden.its awsome!!