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

Friday

A Theater in the Garden

This post, "A Theater in the Garden" was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog
Tyra's Garden

This is the new small building project for Tyra's Garden 2009
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I'm going to build myself a theater. A theater for my Auriculas. I love to design and build all kind of things in wood and when I saw this Auricula Theater in Gothenburg last summer I just fell in love with it. In this picture you can see that is not Auriculas that are on display, I think there where Geraniums actually and that works excellent too don't you think? Perhaps I shall just call it a Plant Theater instead.
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I can imagine it would look great with just green plants too. Hedera, Sedums and Sempervivums to mention a few.
What do you think isn't just lovely?
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The Garden Society of Gothenburg

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This is an earlier post about the amazing place in the middle of Gothenburg Town. The Garden Society of Gothenburg A Jewel in Gothenburg

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Den här underbart söta lilla teatern för Auriculas såg jag förra sommaren på ett besök hos Trädgårdsföreningen. Trädgårdsföreningen i Göteborg Jag blev helt kär i den och nu har jag bestämt att en sådan får det bli. Då har jag alltså spikat hihi ett litet snickeriprojekt för 2009. Läs mer om denna lilla juvel i ett tidigare inlägg. En Juvel i Göteborg


Useful link if you are interested in Auricula.

The National Auricula and Primula Society


It is Blooming Friday and you find more blooming wonderful posts here at Katarinas Roses and stuff. It is funny I have the Theater and Katarina has got the Prima Ballerina, Primula 'Ballerina'

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I wish you all a sunny great weekend!
Don't be a stranger my friend...do write something.
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TYRA

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36 comments:

Hermes said...

I love this. Consider some low level lighting ad slope the shelves very slightly so water runs off them.

tina said...

It is most charming and will look great in your garden.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Perfect, thank you Hermes for the good adwise.

xoxo Tyra

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hi Tina, yes I think so too, perhaps I'll make an indoor one as well! :-)

xoxo Tyra

Karin A said...

Underbar teater både för aurikler och pelargoner. Kul att du ska bygga en, jag hade gärna haft en jag med (som komplement till min pelargontrappa). Trevlig helg!

Kram Karin

Ruben said...

Men Tyra, en teater ska väl ändå ha en primadonna!! Då blir det väl en orkidé, om jag känner dig rätt. Angående namnfrågan: "Tyras Teater" låter annars ganska bra, tycker jag!! Trevlig helg! /Ruben

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Tyra. How unusual, I wouldn't have thought to call it a theater but it is. What a great idea. I can't wait to see how it turns out.
Marnie

garden girl said...

What a creative idea Tyra! I'm looking forward to seeing what creative touches you'll add to your theatre! Have a wonderful weekend!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Karin, Pelargontrappa är ju superläckert också, den kan du väl visa upp igen?


Ruben inte en TT till. :-)
Vilken fin idé Orkidéer hm...läckert!

Tyra

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Marnie,

the actual name 'Theater' wasn't anything I made up :-)

I rather like it, it make sense. Showing something 'Fancy on stage'.


Hi Linda and thank you for your comment and yes that is the fun part 'the creative touches'.


Have a great weekend my friend/ Tyra

Entangled said...

Ooh, I like that - something like a Japanese tokonoma - a very special place to display flowers!

Annika Christensen said...

Hej Tyra!
Tack för din oerhört fina kommentaren hos mig.Den värmer.
jag älskar ditt växthus och kan inte se mig mätt på det.
Eftersom vi inte är händig så blev det ett mer underhållsfritt växthus.
Fast helts av allt skulle jag vilja ha ett sådant som du har.
men men...
Ja du en sådan teater skulle jag vilja ha men som sagt.. är man inte händig så blir det inget med det.
ha det gott och trevlig Helg
Annika

HelenJ said...

Vilket fint sätt att exponera sina växter - och ett alldeles lagom stort snickeriprojekt. =)

Ha en trevlig helg
Helen

joey said...

... and you design and build with wood too! Your talents never cease to amaze me, dear friend! Anxious to see who will be starring in your theater. Wishing you a beautiful weekend :)

Petra C said...

Vacker blomma och vacker idé

Roses and stuff said...

Åh, Tyra - den teatern vill jag gärna ha till min ballerina! Skulle vara alldeles perfekt! Blir faktiskt riktigt sugen på att börja snickra...
Ha en riktigt skön helg!
Katarina

mono said...

hej
vilken fin teater. Primulans färg är som sammet...
Lycka till med bygget.
hälsningar
Monika

Anna said...

I saw one of these a few years ago full of auriculas and it looked most effective Tyra. I would love one to display my pots of snowdrops :) Have a great weekend !

Gail said...

Tyra, A wonderful and dramatic element for your garden...can't wait to see it built and made your own...gail

Hanneles paradis said...

Fin teater, ha det gott på landet (vi är där jämnt :)
Kram.

patientgardener said...

Hi Tyra - I have been coverting one of these for a couple of years now but couldnt afford them. However now my son is doing joinery I hope he might make me one. I think they were originally designed for Auriclas which are traditionally displayed against a black background but I think anything that has sufficently bright flowers or leaves would look lovely. Looking forward to an update on your project

Mylla said...

How lovely! I´m full of ideas of different projects, but the hammer isn't my best friend. Wish I could build a theater like this. I'll check in at your blogg again eagerly waiting for the projects to materialize!

Hjärtat Mitt said...

Det är verkligen fint med såna aurikelteatrar.
För min del hade det nog fått bli suckulenter, för jag glömmer alltid att vattna :/
Hade dock gärna haft den full med aurikler.
Lova att visa bilder när du har byggt klart.
Ha en skön söndag!

Kram Mari i Marieholm

andré said...

Tjusigt värre, och ett trevligt projekt! Förmodligen är det ett bra ställen att ha fuchsior på eftersom det inte blir sådär skarpt ljus uppifrån. Fint dessutom om de hänger ner över kanten... :-)

Anja said...

Visst är den fin! Jag hade förmånen att se flera liknande vid olika trädgårdsbesök förra sommaren så att jag har redan börjar förbereda mig...!

mvh, Anja

Lindab said...

How beautiful - that would be my dream, an auricula theatre. This year I'm hoping to get to the Abriachan Garden Nursery beside Loch Ness (yes, the one with the monster), where they have an auricula theatre.

http://www.lochnessgarden.com/abriachanursery/aboutabriachan.htm

Kanak Hagjer said...

What an apt name! After all it will be a beautiful and dramatic display! And to think that you work with wood too Tyra. You're so talented!

inadvertent farmer said...

Ohhh that is going to be so very cool...I can't wait to see it done! Kim

Chandramouli S said...

What a fun project, Tyra! I guess gardens make the gardener creative.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Dear Tyra.....

A plant theatre..... what a splendid project, this is something that I would like too, I have always admired pictures I’ve seen in magazines where auricula theatres have been featured. But yes, you are right, it will work for any plant, particularly if you choose well a complimentary colour in which to paint the theatre. Look forward to seeing your creation. Have a good week. - Marion

Gordon said...

What a great way to put your flowers on show - in a theatre!

Weeping Sore said...

I love the plant theater idea, but have one problem. In my garden, I'm the one who does all the drama. My plants are expected not to upstage me unless it's to exceed my expectations, and then I can get all theatrical about thanking them.

magiceye said...

pretty showcase!

Kylee said...

Look at the color on that Primula! I really do need more of these!

Kathleen said...

I am truly envious of your wood working knowledge Tyra. The theatre will be beautiful. What a fabulous addition to your already gorgeous garden. I like to create garden vignettes and this theatre would be great for that. Keep us posted and show us the results!!

The Garden On Loch Ness said...

Auricula Theatres are such a great way to show off what is one of my favourite wee flowers.
Ours are looking stunning this year, hope yours are too, Cat