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

Zinnia elegans 'Landreth's Oriole' & Co

This post, 'Zinnia elegans 'Landreth's Oriole' & Co' was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog Tyra's Garden http://waxholm.blogspot.com/..
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Blooming Friday again and the last in the month of March. Outside it is still depressingly cold and still some white stuff on the ground. Blaaa. Indoors however my plants, the small seedlings thrives on the veranda.




Zinnia elegans ’Landreth’s Oriole' is a wonderful heirloom from 18th century. Beautiful orange flowers quite large, double and it reminds me a little of the Dahlia’s flower. I grow all my Zinnias from seed and I start out as early as March. This Zinnia got its name from D. Landreth and this Landreth fellow was quiet a man I will get back to him in another post.

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Zinnia elegans ’Landreths Oriole’ en Kulturarvssort från 1700-talet. Vackert orangegula, stora, dubbla blommor, påminner like om en Dahlia tycker jag. Jag odladen i rabatt och frösår den redan i mars månad. Mannen bakom namnet 'Landreth Oriole' är D. Landreth och honom kommer jag återkomma till i ett annat inlägg.
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These are the Zinnias I have planted in Tyras Garden 2009
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The Zinnia Whirligig fun, Whirligig I had to look up that word I thought they misspellt it, anyway 'Whirligig fun' will be about 50 cm tall (20 inches), the 'Tropical sun' is a dwarf zinnia will be just 25 cm (10 inches) , the last two 'Old Scabiosa' and 'Landreth's Oriole will be about 70 cm tall (28 inches). I generally prefer the really tall ones as I plant them among all my veggies. The seeds are from Impecta, they have an impressive collection of Zinnias this year and a lot of them are heirlooms.
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Don't be a stranger my friend - do write something, keep in touch!
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Blooming Friday! This is my contribrutions to the Blooming Friday Flower Power Parade, meet more participant here at Katarina. Roses and Stuff.
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TYRA


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37 comments:

Randi said...

Vilken färgprakt. Dina inlägg är alltid så intressanta. Zinnia elegans gör mig nyfiken. Jag har en nyanlagd rabatt där färgskalan är gult-orange. Jag har haft svårt att hitta perenner, som är orange. Får kolla in den eleganta Zinnian istället. Tack för tipset!
Önskar dig också en skön och varmare helg.
/Randi

Anna said...

I have not heard of this zinnia Tyra. It looks most colourful and cheerful. I will have to find out more about it :)

Kathleen said...

Zinnias are one of my favorites Tyra. Have I told you lately how much I love your photoshopping skills? The top photo is so great with the superimposed bloom over the seedlings. Just beautiful!! You rock girl!

Kathleen said...

PS I totally forgot to tell you that your 2009 choices look great. I bought two different zinnia seed packets but now I'm going to go look them up and see what they are....
I hope the white stuff melts soon. We just got 13 more inches today. ugh.

perennialgardener said...

I have a variety of Zinnias that I will be direct sowing into the garden next month. They really attract the butterflies every summer. Last summer I forgot to plant any, stupid me! :)

sweet bay said...

I love your choice of zinnias. I will have to look for ’Landreth’s Oriole'. I like having heirloom plants in the garden and that looks like a good one!

The Muse said...

My grandfather introduced me to Zinnias...they were his favorite :)

Roses and stuff said...

Så fint du kommer få det bland dina zinnior, Tyra! Min mamma berättade att Zinnia var min mormors favoritblomma - och ännu har jag inte odlat några. Det borde jag nog ändra på...
Trevlig helg!
Katarina

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

TGI Friday!


God Morgon Randi och det gläder mej att du tycker mina inlägg är intressanta. Ja prova i alla fall lite Zinnior de har aldrig gjort mej besviken.

Katarina de är så fina så du bara måste prova dem.

mvh Tyra

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Good Morning Anna, Kathleen, Muse, sweetbay and PG and thank you for your nice comments.

Kathleen poor you 13 inches, so you going skiing this weekend then?

Muse it is interesting to here that also your grandfather grew Zinnias and that it was a favourite among gardeners all ready then. It can th US in 1798!

Sweetbay Landreth seeds got the heirloom Zinnias and Impecta as well.

Have a great weekend/ Tyra

Ruben said...

Zinnia kan man inte vara utan, det har du alldeles rätt i!! De är lite stela i stjälkarna, men i rätt sammanhang är de - nästan som en Marabou med Yvonne Lombard - Mmmmmm. (Det här sista begriper nog ingen annan än de som gick på bio på 60-talet, men det är ju mycket här i världen man inte begriper ;-))
/Ruben - your favourite blogger

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hej Ruben!

Så sant så sant, jo då jag kommer ihåg den, var det inte en med man också?
Blir det mässa till helgen?

Jag hoppar den i år.

Ha en trevlig helg/ Tyra

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

Lovely Zinnias Tyra - I am growing my first Zinnas from seed this year!
K

Titania said...

I do not grow many annuals but Zinnia is one of them. Always loved them especially grow the tiny yellow and white ones. This summer I have grown some fancy ones and they have surprisingly done well. Generally it is to humid and wet in summer. I guess they grow wonderfully well in summer in Sweden. You are very diligent to grow them yourself from seed. Do yours also seed themselves over summer? I like the old fashioned ones you have posted.
(BTW your raindance was a big hit we had a lovely, wet summer!Thank you)

Maria said...

Zinnia har faktiskt jag köpt hem också och ska så kanske idag. Var det förresten du som var med i senaste numret av Allt om trädgård?

lareine said...

isn't it nice to see the seeds you've sown sprout leaves?... i can't wait to see them bloom!...

you have an interesting collection of zinnias... my fave is the whirligig fun... and it has a funny name too:)...

Roses and Lilacs said...

Beautiful plants and loved by butterflies.
Marnie

Vella said...

Vilka godingar du har planterat...Det kommer att bli såå tjusiga. Zinnia har jag aldrig haft, men de kommer att sättas upp på "vill ha" listan nu.
Kram/Vella

HelenJ said...

Zinnior är så vackra. Varför har inte jag någon? Det måste jag nog ändra på...

Ha en trevlig helg
/Helen

Green thumb said...

Hard to believe that when it is gradually heating up here in India, things are depressingly cold at your place! Hope the weather improves for you.
Zinnias add a great deal to the look of my garden. Till now, for me, they were only 'Zinnias', but after reading your post, I will have to see which further sub-species they belong to.

Marie said...

Her spirer det fint :)

God helg :)

andré said...

Tjusiga zinnior- inte minst den med det nästan felstavade namnet..! Ha en god helg!

Gail said...

Tyra, I love zinnia but seem to plant the same ones each time...Now I love those same ones...Shades of Pink...they are perfect for C&L, but a gardener needs to branch out some! I love your choices...the elegans are cutie pies! Have a lovely weekend. gail

flowergardengirl said...

We have whirligigs here in NC. My grandfather use to make them.

I grew the green Envy zinnias last year and loved them. Your seedlings look perfect and that black dirt is beautiful.

Mimi said...

Vackra zinnior. Jag har också köpt frön i år till dessa. Såg även artikel i allt om trädgård. Fantastiskt växthus och trädgård som jag nog säkert hundra gånger förut sagt!!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hej och tack alla söta ni för fina och trevliga kommentarer!

Helen jag har skickat skott till dej, hoppas ni bara de klarar kylan. Du får väl höra av dej om de har frusit ihjäl.

Maria jo då det var jag som var med både i AoT och Allers, det slumpade sig bara så att reportagen kom samtidigt.

Ha en riktigt fin helg och hoppas att solen värmer er alla.

Tyra

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Thank you so much for all your great comments.

Titania I'm so glad that my raindance worked! I'll get back to you about the Cactus.

Anna Zinnia Envy is that the green one?

I wish you all a lovely weekend!

LOLove Tyra

Hanneles paradis said...

Zinnia är så fin, såg i Frankrike.

Barbara said...

I see you are getting ready for a beautiful summer show in the garden.

Hjärtat Mitt said...

Zinnia har jag faktiskt aldrig odlat.
Så många fina sorter det finns.

Kram Mari i Marieholm

♥Min Eden♥ said...

Hej!
Du börjar vara en riktigt trädgårds-kändis :)
Jag har sett dig i 2 tidningar nu redan...Gratulerar till en ljuvlig trädgård!

SweetAnnee said...

I love Zinnia..I plant them every year.. I like the peppermint striped ones..there are so many colors and sizeds..Deena

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Deena, pepparmints striped ones, that sounds very interesting, haven't seen those around.

Tyra

Annika Christensen said...

Zinnia är en spännande blomma tycker jag. Den blommar så länge.
Nu har jag Allers Trädgård och har tittat noga.
Superfint fast det visste ju både du och jag eller hur?
Ha det gott
Annika

Catherine said...

I love Zinnias Tyra! Also love your captures~beautiful collages!!
Your Garden is going to be so beautiful!!
Have a great week!
Cat

Petra said...

Vilken fin trädgård du har!
Är helt imponerad över växthuset du byggde.
Hälsningar från Skåne, Petra

Anja said...

Tyra! Zinnorna ser jättefina ut och i din trädgård gör de sig jättefint!
Så trevligt att möta dig lite här och var - nu senast i AoT!

Vet inte om du läste om min undran i din blogg vid ett tidigare tillfälle där jag frågade om dina växthusfläktar i taket?
Själv är jag på jakt efter liknande och skulle gärna vilja vetea mer om dina - om det går för sig.

mvh, Anja