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


With a Scent och Lemon and Saffron

I just want to show you this remarkable out of the ordinary tulip, not like any other in my mixed tulip bouquet. It does not really look like a tulip more like a Peony with its feathery leaves and it is fragrant like my white Peonies too, a scent of lemon and saffron, very interesting indeed. Name? Unfortunatly no name but it looks like a Mondial double tulip although Mondial is more white in the colour. We still have an amazing and beautiful winter scene outside the window but frankly we are all a bit fed up with all the snow and cold weather. Stay warm/ Tyra 

Blooming friday at Katarinas place - Blommig fredag och våran värd är Katarina.

Till min stora glädje brukar jag få tulpanbuketter av min man så här års och finns det blandade buketter köper han alltid det. Den här tulpanen var en av dom och jag bara tvungen att foto, den såg inte ut som de andra och hade en underbar doft av citron och saffran. Fantastiskt tunna lätta blad som fjädrar. Jag har inget namn men den liknar en dubbel tulpan som heter Mondial men den är lite mer vit. Hoppas att vi får en fin helg med mycket sol så vi kan njuta av all underbar snö. Det är ju fantasktiskt vackert med all snö men jag som troligtvis alla andra vill ju att Kung Bore nu skall släppa taget och låta våren komma in. 

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Mauve Taupe

Magical Pale 'Mauve Taupe' Pinks

Pale pink sun trying to break through... but no. Beautiful icicles in pale pink hanging from the roof some of them are almost a metre long and some pale mauve pink tulips at the end.

"Mauve (pronounced /ˈmoʊv/ (British), rhymes with "grove"; from the French form of Malva 'mallow' is a pale lavender-lilac color, one of many in the range of purples. Mauve is more grey and more blue than a pale tint of magenta would be. Many pale wildflowers called "blue" are actually mauve. Sometimes mauve can be considered a dirty pink or a shade of purple. Mauve can also be described as pale violet. Another name for this color is mallow. source: Wikipedia - Mauve

This last photo is an old photo from the winter of 2006, the frosty roses of ice on my greenhouse windows.

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Flower of the day - Tulip

On this cold and snowy Sunday I just want to share this little tulip flower with you all.

Stay warm my friend /TYRA

one more thing...

This is the negative of the same picture, I find it pretty interesting. :-)

Please visit the home of Flowers from Today.

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Still No's a pity.

Still no name...

My favourite rose and I don't known the name, please help me if you know the name of this rose. It is a bush rose, about 6 feet tall and the flowers changes colours from pale pink to apricot.

This is the rose on my new header.

Är det någon som vet namnet på denna ros skulle jag bli jätteglad om jag fick veta vad den heter.

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Much to much of the colour of white!

It is much to much of the colour of white in my garden at the moment and the is totally grey today,  I'm so tired of gloomy weather...I need something positive to brighten up my day. As I was browsing my photos I found these wonderful roses. Now this is what I call a happy-pill. Thank you Claus for adding some lovely pink colours to this Blooming Friday I don't know the names unfortunately but my friend in you recognize any of them please write a comment and let me know. Enlighten me! 

Claus Dalby in the garden among his darling roses, now Claus I do hope you read this and help me the name of of these absolutely gorgeous roses. This garden is situated in Risskov Denmark and you can read more about this man and his garden here at Klematis You can also visit the garden more information about that here. Open Garden Very tempting.

 Claus Dalby ibland sina vackra rosor.

Update  Now I know the names! The roses name are from the top.

Engelsk rose ‘Scepter’d Isle’

Engelsk rose ‘Mary Rose’

Historisk rose ‘Rose de Rescht’

Mer om Claus fantastiska 'have' finner du på Klematis hemsida, där kan du se videos ifrån Risskov. Är du intresserad av att se trädgården live så att säga har jag läst att den visas för allmänheten, jo man tackar - Åben have Gennem årene har jeg fået mange henvendelser fra folk, der gerne ville se haven, og derfor har jeg i 2010 valgt at holde haven åben for interesserede søndag d. 9. maj, søndag d. 27. juni og søndag d. 22. august. Alle dage kl. 11.00 og 14.00.  Det låter mycket lockande ellerhur!

I wish you all a great weekend and a Happy Saint Valentine's Day

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To Taste Tomas Edison or Not...

...that is the question.

'Dahlia blooms are showy, but it’s their edible tubers that make them an excellent addition to kitchen gardens.'  ROB CARDILLO

To those of you who have asked what colorful and somewhat showy flower I got in my hand on my Facebook avatar it's a Dahlia. Dahlia 'Thomas Edison'. I know that the native americans (Aztec) used the dahlia tubers for food, but I have not tried them ... yet. I can would image that the structure would be similar to the structure of water chestnut and I've read that they taste is very different depending on how and where they grow.
When I once asked my vegetable garden guru Lena Israelsson she said that she had tasted them, but... did not think they were particularly good, we have so many other things to eat therefore the dahlias she could definitely be without. Very wise woman, but as I read this article Edible Dahlias I became a bit curious... hm this summer I'll probably have a go and try some different varieties. I grow so many dahlias in the garden kitchen already and it surely would  be fun to use them in the kitchen as well and not just have them for their beauty's sake and to attract insects to my potager.

Learn more about edible dahlias and how to make a Dahlia Salad, recipe in this article. Mother Earth News

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