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

Wednesday

Here comes the Sun - Tussilago farfara

This post, 'Here comes the sun - Tussilago farfara' was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog Tyra's Garden http://waxholm.blogspot.com/
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In yesterdays post I wrote about LOVE an ABC post in the Greenhouse and to go with it I had a great song from the Beatles 'All you need is love' and today another one came to my mind 'Here comes the sun'. This small messenger that tells us that the spring is here and it looks just like a perfect sun to me. About YESTERDAY why not take that one as well..
or should I LET IT BE? I just love that one, one of the best.


COLTSFOOT Tussilago farfara


Coltsfoot is a perennial herbaceous plant that spreads by seeds and rhizomes. Tussilago is often found in colonies of dozens of plants. The flowers, which superficially resemble dandelions, appear in early spring before dandelions appear. The leaves, which resemble a colt's foot in cross section, do not appear usually until after the seeds are set. Thus, the flowers appear on stems with no apparent leaves, and the later appearing leaves then wither and die during the season without seeming to set flowers. The plant is typically between 10 - 30 cm in height. From wikipedia.

Tussilago - kärt barn har många namn säjs det.

Den här lilla godingen hittade jag på väg hem från jobbet i lördags, en enda liten tussilago men oj vad glad jag blev! Vårens budbärande.

'Den tidigast blommande svenska örten; då går tjälen ur marken, snön smälter i skuggan, isen lossnar på floderna, grodan kväker i kärren, trasten sjunger i skogen, orren spelar på ljungen och ärlan bebådar Floras ankomst.' Carl von Linne'

Hästhov, hosthäva, hostört, lungbota, brösttobak, tandvärksbota, läkeblad, tjälablomma, majblomma, lerblad, hin ondes blomma, hin ondes rova, farfarsblad, farfarsblad, fålafötter, skråp, mjölblad, surblad, skarvagräs, hästhuvud, tussilon

Odling och bruk - Växtdroger och beredningar.

TYRA

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15 comments:

Ruben said...

Elegant, Tyra! Roligt med alla de olika svenska namnen på Tussilagon! Ha det gott! Ruben - your favourite blogger

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

I vote for Here comes the sun! ;-) I don't have coltsfoot in the garden, which is a pity, but I do have dandelions. ;-)

Gardenlife said...

Håller med dig! Tänk att man kan bli så glad av ett litet "ogräs"... ; ))
/Janne

Lillebeth said...

Tack för solen. Det behövde jag!

andré said...

"Here comes the sun" är ju given på "Soundtracket till Våren". Själv har jag inte sett några tussilago ute ännu, men dottern kom hem med några igår som hon plockat så nog finns de här...!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning Tyra. Coltsfoot was brought to the US by early settlers because of its medicinal use. It has spread so dramatically it is considered dangerous to our native plants and grasses. In spite of all that, it is a pretty ray of sunshine in early spring.
Marnie

Pat - Arkansas said...

I've never before seen Coltsfoot, or if I have, mistook it for a dandelion, but I think not. Interesting information.

Lindab said...

This is one the weeds on my allotment plot, so I'm not too fond of it, but it looks rather lovely here.

♥ Häxor o Änglar ♥ said...

Wow, har du sett tussilago redan!?
GLAD PÅSK
önskar Eva Linnea

joey said...

Looks like a flower face of the sun! Happy Easter, dear Tyra. Enjoy this beautiful time of year.

Gail said...

Hi Tyra...The name seems really familiar. I like yellow flowers and this one has a good face; but then I like dandelions until they seed everywhere. Have a good weekend. gail

Blossom said...

Hi Tyra .. I love those songs you mentioned. And that yellow flower is beautiful. Sunny beautiful.

Grace and Bradley said...

Beautiful post and beautiful song too. How we all LOVE the Spring.

Vero said...

Ååååhh har de kommit, då måste jag ut och kolla läget i helgen!!! Jag längtar tills jag får komma ut och påskmysa med la famiglia. Inte långt kvar nu!!

Kraaaam

Nica

Kathleen said...

GREAT Beetles songs Tyra. Anyone of them would work for me. Coltsfoot is another new perennial to me. I've never seen it before but I would like anything that blooms earlier than a dandelion. The sunny yellow color is striking against the brown soil.