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


Emma Karp Lundström - An Apple Artist

Apple painting from 2006 – ‘Äppel, päppel, pirum parum’. (nursery rhyme)
Garden Designer, coach and apple artist Emma Karp Lundström

Artist, project managers, stress consultant and garden creator - After many years, Emma Karp Lundström moved back to Gislöv. Based on the family farm she now wants to strengthen the image of Österlen as one of Sweden's most beautiful ‘gardens’. For several years she makes the annual Apple Painting in Kivik, and last year she initiated the project, Österlen lights, which got the district to bubble with energy and the sparkle in late autumn.


With 70 000 nails, 30 000 apples, 10-12 apple varieties Emma and her team of 8 workers/assemblers creats a stunning over 100 sq.m. big apple painting which has a lifetime of 4 weeks.

For five days each autumn Emma Karp Lundström along with a team of apple workers creates the annual apple painting in Kivik. Early Monday morning, the workers, warmly dressed, with thermoses and really heavy working gloves arrives. In sun, hard wind, rainfall, or cold weather, the workers chooses, loads, composes with apples and assembles or 'paint' the world's largest apple painting. On the Friday afternoon is ready. One painting -30 000 apples! Ready for the grand opening of the annual famous Kiviks Market that commence on the Saturday morning.

It was in the spring as Emma saw the amazing painting, many hundreds of years old, plentiful and so full of life. She was inspired, thinking and thinking again how to make it possible as an apple construction. Here you can see the result, in the port of Kivik.


An Apple installation at the Hallwyl House

Hallwyl House at No 4 Hamngatan was built between 1893 - 98 to designs by Isak Gustaf Clason (1856-1930), Sweden´s most renowned architect at the time.

The 'apple painting' in Stockholm

The painting remained until the end of October. Here it is ready, the apple painting on Hallwylska palace, so hurry there that you could not see it in Kivik.

All picture are Emmas.

Thank you for letting me borrow them and show the world what a brilliant woman you are.

More Apples at Blomingwriter with the wonderful post by Jodi DeLong

How'd you like them apples ?


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Anonymous said...

They are amazing and very beautiful too. Somehow the fact that they have such a short lifespan makes them even more special.

TYRA Hallsénius Lindhe said...

easygardener I agree that is the thing, like a flower it blooms an then fades away.

Gail said...

The colors are so striking...very appleish! Thank you for posting this...or we would have missed this treat.


TYRA Hallsénius Lindhe said...

Gail - yes, isn't she just amazing Emma.

Katarina said...

Nu blir jag imponerad! Samtidigt inser jag att min okunskap om svensk kultur är stor - tack för att jag fick lära mig något nytt (idag, igen!).
Kram Katarina

TYRA Hallsénius Lindhe said...

Katarina - Ja visst blir man impad! Det är väl härligt att man lär så länge man lever. Kan du tänka dej doften på Hallwyska? Underbart tycker jag.

Anonymous said...

Man blir imponerad! Speciellt av installationen på Hallwylska! Att göra äppeltalvlan i detta mindre format måste ju vara extra marigt. Vilka konstnärer det finns!! Tack för att du delar med dig! /Ruben

Anonymous said...

Spectacular display of apple art!

Unknown said...

Hats off to the multi-talented Emma for using apples for art! I could only gape! They were so beautiful!
The 2006 work is stunning too! Thank you Tyra for giving us an amazing apple treat!!

Anonymous said...

Har jag gjort bort mig nu igen? Det är ju en äppelmålning på Hallwylska, ej en tavla av äpplen på spikar, ser jag nu. Kanske förlagan? Men fin!! /Ruben

Anonymous said...

Alltså oljemålning, ej äppelmålning. Ack ack. /Ruben

TYRA Hallsénius Lindhe said...

Perennialgardener - yes it certainly is!
Kanak - the 2006 is my favourit.

Ruben, Ruben dear Ruben - den är också av äpplen 56 kvm stor 38000 spikar och 18,500 äpplen WOW ellerhur?

Anonymous said...

Wow, Wow,wow skulle man utan vidare kunna säga! /Ruben

garden girl said...

Wow, what beautiful apple art Tyra!

Sunita Mohan said...

OMG, those 'paintings' are made with real apples?! Wow!What an idea! Emma is a really creative artist who's taken "use what you've got" one step further, I think. Thanks for sharing, Tyra.

TYRA Hallsénius Lindhe said...

Garden girl I'm glad U liked it.

Sunita Yes Emma is a great artist and she lives in the southern part of Sweden in Swedens Orchard, she's a lucky girl. I use to live there when I was young and both my children are born in Skåne. That's the name och the distrikt.

Anonymous said...


How do you even come up with the idea of using apples?

Chandramouli S said...

Very impressive! I'm stunned is all I can manage to say.

Hannele på Hisingen said...

Kul att se dina bilder på äppeltavlorna.

Jenny Monday said...

Vad ROLIGT att du skriver om Äppeltavlorna!!!

TACK för din kommentar!

: )

Önskar dig en fortsatt fin vecka..!

KRAM, Jenny


Cindy said...

This is very interesting art and I bet amazing to see in person.

TYRA Hallsénius Lindhe said...

Vero - Very kcrearive isn't it.

Chandramoulis yes I was stunned as well.

Jema rose tack för kommentaren, hoppas du mår bättre nu.

Cindy welcome, yes Emma is such an interesting person.