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

Thursday

Tulip Fun - Andy Warhol Style

This post Tulip Fun -Andy Warhol Style was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius Lindhe in the blog Tyra's Garden/Tyras Trädgård






I've been playing with some pictures in photoshop. The Tulip is one of my favourite spring flower and usually I don't want to mess around with the pictuers in photoshop but this was fun. I was inspired a bit by Mr Andy Warhol. Injoy the parade.

By the way which one is true?


 Can you tell?



First out is the Indigo dream
  

Fuego


...or is it the yellow Tulipa 'Lemon bird'?


or the red drama queen Salsa Queen


Amethyst


Malakhitovaya


 or the pink, pretty, Apple blossom


Paris Hilton


Passionate



Now which one of my 'tulips species is the true one?



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Friday

Tuesday

Iris - Bombay Sapphire - Imekatigigta...say what?

This post 'Iris - Bombay Sapphire - Imekatigigta...say what?'was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius-Lindhe in the blog
 Tyras Trädgård/Tyra's Garden  -  ABC Wednesday and the letter is I



I is for IRIS




I got these wonderful photos from Hugh Stout Jr. at the Stout Gardens at Dancingtree
Hugh and Jennifer Stout have been growing, showing and hybridizing both daylilies and iris for over ten years. Hugh is both an exhibition/garden judge with the American Iris Society as  well as a garden judge for the American Hemerocallis Society. He is also past president of the Oklahoma Horticultural Society and Oklahoma Iris Society.


Iris 'Bonjour' - Photo H. Stout at Dancingtree

Iris 'Zekie' -  Photo: H.Stout at Dancingtree

Iris 'Be my Baby' - Photo: H.Stout at Dancingtree

White Iris growing in my garden.

Peekaboo Zedu - Foto: Mr. Hugh Stout Jr. at Dancingtree





and at last to Bombay Sapphire...now why is it here among all the lovely Irises?

Well, I read this:

The Irises got these aromatic rhizomes...

"Rhizomes of the German Iris (I. germanica) and Sweet Iris (I. pallida) are traded as orris root and are used in perfume and medicine, though more common in ancient times than today. Today Iris essential oil (absolute) from flowers are sometimes used in aromatherapy as sedative medicines. The dried rhizomes are also given whole to babies to help in teething. Gin brands such as Bombay Sapphire use orris root and sometimes iris flowers for flavour and colour." wikipedia




Cheers! or

I  is for Imekatigigta...

this is how they say cheers in Greenland.


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Monday

Tulip - Fading Beauty

This post 'Tulip - Fading Beauty' was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius Lindhe in the blog Tyras Trädgård/ Tyra's Garden




Today's Picture is of a fading beauty. At this time of the year I buy a lot of tulips. They last about a week and I got this dubble cream-coloured tulip last Friday. In the soft evening light last night at suppertime I cought this photo of my fading beauty, this morning the first leaf fell. 





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Wednesday

Heavenly Blues

This post 'Heavenly Blue' was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius Lindhe in the blog Tyra's Garden 
ABC Wednesday - H for Heavenly Blue ~  Blooming Friday - Feeling Blue



Whenever I'm feeling blue I escape into my magical world of pictures.
 Funny enough...the blue pictures often makes me very glad.


Three x blue


1. The first photo is from my potager Ipomoea tricolor 'Heavenly Blue'


2. Picture from the Archipelago of Stockholm (May)  - When water meets the sky...


3. Heavenly Blue butterfly - photo: Ernst Vikne


ABC Wednesday H is for Heavenly Blues





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Gerbera - Gerbera Daisies

This post 'Gerbera - Gerbera Daisies' was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius- Lindhe in the blog Tyras Trädgård/ Tyra's Garden


Gerbera - A plant for the health.


 Well, I don't mean for you to eat it. Nevertheless Gerbera Daisies cleans the air and makes me happy.





Gerbera is this extremely pretty ornamental plants from the sunflower family (Asteraceae). It is almost too perfect, but still I do love it. Whenever I need a dose of colour to brighten up my day I go for the Gerbera it always make me smile. The Gerbera plants have high evaporation rates and very good ability to reduce levels of chemical gases in the air making it a good plant for the health. The Gerbera likes the soil to be kept slightly moist; it should be neither dry nor wet. Do add plant nutrient to potted Gerberas about every two weeks from spring to autumn.


- It was named in honour of the German botanist and naturalist Traugott Gerber († 1743) who travelled extensively in Russia and was a friend of Carolus Linnaeus. Wikipedia



I read something more about this very popular Gerbera, the meaning of Gerbera flowers in a guide of flowers and gardening. The Flower Expert

"The meanings of gerbera flowers stem from those attributed to the general daisy family. These meanings include innocence and purity, and daisies are also a classic symbol of beauty. However, the gerbera variety holds an added meaning of cheerfulness, which stems from the assortment of colors available."




ABC Wednesday G is for Gerbera
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