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


Ready at last - Harvesting Mulching Material

This post 'Harvesting Mulching Material' was originally uploaded by Tyra in the blog Tyra's Garden ..

Sunday evening - I'm so content because I'm ready at last. Yesterday we had a marvellous day with sunshine and quite warm weather for the season.

At the moment I’m reading a very interesting book about the No-Work garden a Swedish book by Ingrid Olausson and it is based on a meeting and interview with a most fascinating lady Ruth Stout the author of No-Work Garden Book, it is an old book from 1971, I got a Xerox copied copy from my dear neighbour ‘Nuttan’ this is her nickname she is not at all nutty as a matter of fact she is a really smart lady. A lot in the book is about mulching and for that we need hay, straw and leaves and that I still had plenty of in my garden. Well…boots on and out to gather all that absolutely free mulching material…one and a half day later I’m done. Hard work for a No-Work garden ;-)

The kitchen garden is now tucked in, ready for the winter.

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Ruben said...

Inspiration gör att allting gå lättare! Bra jobbat! /Ruben

Anna said...

Sounds as if you have had a most productive weekend Tyra. It's great stuff to collect and use in the garden. I still have leaves to harvest but it has been much too wet here to be outdoors much. Perhaps your sunshine will head this way soon :)

Rosey Pollen said...

I loved reading Ruth Stout. This book sounds just as interesting.Enjoy!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hej Ruben, utan tvekan, det var ju nästan att man gillade det, kändes liksom att man blev 'rik'.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hi Anna, very producted indeed, it looks really great too.

Rosey Pollen so you have read it too, no garden porn just great and useful stuff.

Have a great week/ Tyra

joey said...

So after a job well done, kick back and relax, Tyra! We are enjoying a mild spell also, which gave us time to tend the gardens properly instead of getting caught by early snow last fall (many are putting up holiday lights). Off to gather goodies for the feast ... Thursday is Thanksgiving Day!

tina said...

Isn't a 'No Work Garden' and oxymoron? I've yet to meet one that did not require some hard work to look good. I am betting yours looks great now that it is all tucked in. Time to enjoy that garden book.

Daphne said...

I always go for the free mulch too. My front border gets the nice looking mulch, but the veggies, fruits and the perennials get chopped leaves and compost.

Gail said...

Tyra, I appreciate the no work philosophy and always liked Ruth my garden leaves are free, they just need a little shredding and they are ready to do their magic. gail ps I love borage, the blue flowers are fantastic! ...thank you for reminding me to add it to my list.