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
We are now on the 23th of September entering the Quifen, the autumnal equinox is here and the summer of 2010 is gone, the days are getting shorter and shorter by the day. The leaves colors are starting to fade and soon they will fall. In the garden this morning I met my friend John, he is a Canadian, I took some picture for you so you can meet my darling John Davis the Explorer Rose from Canada. A little bit wet and cold but he looks like he is enjoying the September days, the last days of summer.
Thank you Canada for giving us these hardy Explorer Roses!
Visst är han grann min John Davis, han är faktiskt snyggast så här års. Han gillar september och det brukar jag också göra men i år har den varit dötrist tycker jag. Är du intresserad av härdiga rosor eller rosor i huvudtaget så kan jag rekommendera en tur till Söderfors, där ligger Trädgårn' och dom är riktigt duktiga på rosor.
Antipasto dal giardino – a simple appetizer straight from my potager.
Sometimes, quite often actually I take a little walk in the kitchen garden and pick a little of everything that is ripe and that feels just right for the occasion. Here I have an eggplant that I've glanced at for some time now, it together with some nice tomatoes are perfect for my little ‘antipasti dal giardino’.
I divide the tomatoes and aubergine into fairly large pieces/thick slices, put them all onto an oven tin pan. Pour over some nice olive oil and cook them in the oven and cook them until they are really well cooked. Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese on the top and cook au gratin for another minute or two just to give the cheese some color.
Serve the vegetables together with a tasty Italian dressing, perhaps add some walnuts or other nuts or seeds and last but not at least a well-made country bread with character.
Today is a big DAY here in Sweden it is Election Day and this time it is going to be sooo exciting. I went to vote early this morning and I plan to get to bed very late, Champagne or 'funeral feast'? That is the question, we will see what will happen later tonight.
- Vill du hellre ha det på svenska så kika in till KÖKTRÄDGÅRDEN där tar vi allt helt på svenska.
At last, now in early September my Physalis are ready to harvest, sweet, pretty and very healthy. Full of vitamin C it is a true power-fruit or shall I call it power-berry. Eat locally grow! - you cannot beat home grown.
Don't forget to save one little Physalis and harvest your own seeds - free seeds for 2011 growing season.