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

Showing posts with label Winter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Winter. Show all posts


A Greenhouse from Old Windows

A Greenhouse from Old Windows.

An article about my greenhouse written by Stephie McCarthy at Flea Market Gardening. The pictures in the article are from my blog or my book "Året i Köksträdgården"

Welcome to a Winter Garden Tour...

"Resarö, Sweden — North winds blow hard from the Baltic Sea and buffet against the willow fence around Tyra Lindhe’s kitchen garden. Designer, author, and creator of one of the most appealing Internet garden sites since 2006, this January, Tyra is showing visitors around her greenhouse made from vintage windows rescued from an attic in her seacoast town in Stockholm County. An ardent photographer, Tyra delights visitors with views of her cobbles-and-millstone courtyard glowing in the last rays of afternoon sun. Then as night falls, this creative gardener lights white candles in the windows and instantly adds even more enchantment." read more...

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January in the Garden

This post 'January in the Garden' was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius Lindhe in the blog

January in the Garden...well it is certainly not much green out there.

I’m not a huge fan of the month January; as a matter of fact I would like to press the delete button and make it go away. It is the coldest month of the year here on my latitude. I aim for and always wish to work my garden all year around but I must admit I never manage to do that, but I’m stubborn and I’ll never give up. Some time I'll get my four season garden. (Perhaps I have to move)

This is the month for planning and dreaming and this year is no different. I’ve started to plan the structure of my garden and rotation plan for 2013 and I’ve also order some of the seeds that I need.  Now I just have to wait for Valentine’s Day; that is the day when I start off with my sowing indoors on the veranda - Operation Occupation

You have to do the best of we have some pictures to brighten up even the darkest of winter-days

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December morning

This post " December morning" was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius Lindhe in the blog Tyra's Garden/ Tyras Trädgård

Sunday morning and I'm up before the birds. The house is quiet and I'm on the veranda watching enjoying my morning coffe and the dawn. Isn't just heavenly to watch a pale december sun rising.

I have this little figurine in one of the bedrooms and this morning you was especially pretty as she was standing in the sun among the green ivy. She's actually Swedish, made in Ekeby a very long time ago.

With these two pictures I wish you all a lovely sunday./ Tyra

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Fieldfare - Björktrast, Turdus pilaris

This post "Fieldfare - Björktrast, Turdus pilaris" was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius Lindhe in the blog Tyras Trädgråd/ Tyra's Garden

Every morning I find him there sitting 'en Guard' with his apples. At first he sits on top of his apples and I think he is warming them up. I mean it has been frightfully cold here for the last week and all his food is deep-frozen. The only way he could possibly get some bits and pieces off the apple is to get it warm first. Clever guy! We usually have a lot of blackbirds  Turdus merula here around the bird-tree but not as long as the bossy Fieldfare is there, no one has got a chance then he’s there. 

and now somthing in my native tongue...

Jag hittade det här receptet på Svensk Jakts sida

äta Turdus pilaris...det hade jag ingen aning om att man kunde göra.

Tja det låter inte så dumt  - men då var det ju det där att man måste först fånga en, döda den, plocka den...och det verkar inte vara så hemskt mycket kött på en sådan där lite rackare.

Sallad på björktrast med grillad sparris och rödvinsmörsås

4 personer
4–6 trastar
8 sparris
1 rödlök
2 dl rödvin
50 g smör
sallad och brödkrutonger
salt, peppar
Plocka fåglarna och stek dem i ugnen i 200 grader i sju minuter.
Låt dem svalna under fuktat smörpapper.
Skala och koka sparrisen i 3–5 minuter, kallspola eller lägg den i isvatten.
Hacka rödlöken och stek den i lite smör, häll på rödvin och reducera till hälften återstår.
Vispa in resterande smör lite i taget och smaksätt med salt och peppar.
Skär upp fåglarna, grilla sparrisen och servera med sallad, brödkrutonger och rödvinssås.
RECEPT: Staffan Lindström

Early morning i the month of February - Tidigt en morgon i februari månad

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'Aphrodite'- Goddess of LOVE, Beauty and Pleasure

This post  'Aphrodite'- Goddess of LOVE, Beauty and Pleasure was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius Lindhe in the blog Tyras Trädgård/ Tyra's Garden

Still hibernating...zzz

I have a Goddess in bloom on my window-sill. It is the stunning Hippeastrum Amaryllis 'Aphrodite', named after the Greek goddess of love, beauty and pleasure. This magnificent amaryllis has been 'in floribus' for some days now and I just cannot take my eyes from it. Double pale pink almost white flowers with accentuated edges. Thank you 'Aphrodite' for brighten up even the darkest of days in January.

And now some in my native tongue.

Dagarna börjar nu bli längre och ljuset lite starkare men det här med trädgård och odling känns som det är oändligt långt borta. Men nu har i alla fall halva januari gått och det känns skönt. Jag tycker att januari är den tyngsta av vintermånaderna. Ingen riktig vinter har vi fått än heller och det tackar jag för. Vi har ett par minusgrader har vi här idag och ett par cm snö...det är lagom tycker jag. Och tänk så mycket pengar man tjänar när det är så här milt, elräkningen var på flera tusen kronor billigare den här perioden jämfört med samma förra året, thank you!

Don't be a stranger my friend - Communicate ;D
Love to hear from You.


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'Exotic Star' - Amaryllis, Hippeastrum

This post 'Exotic Star' - Amaryllis, Hippeastrum was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius-Lindhe in the blog Tyras Trädgård/Tyra's Garden

Winter flowers - My January blooms on the windowsills are all the different Amaryllises or should I call them by their botanical name, Hippeastrums

This one is called Exotic Star  (Gracilis Amayllis - Hippeastrum) and it sure looks very Exotic, don't you agree? I planted this bulb in late October and just before Christmas the first flower opened and revealed it's Exotic beauty. It is now the 2nd of January and it is still 'in floribus'

"For many years there was confusion amongst botanists over the generic names Amaryllis and Hippeastrum, one result of which is that the common name "amaryllis" is mainly used for cultivars of this genus, which are widely used as indoor flowering bulbs. The generic name Amaryllis applies to bulbs from South Africa, usually grown outdoors." Wikipedia

Don't be a stranger my friend ~ do write something/ Tyra

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Today's Winter Picture

This  picture was taken this Sunday, it was the day after the big storm, the sun was shining and it was so beautiful.


Despite the beauty of all the sunny winter days I’m fed up with it!

I really do want the spring to come! Old man winter still got a firm grip, he just won't let go... As I'm writing this post the thermometer says -12,6! (10 Farhenheit) Now that is COLD Bbrrrr, the sky is clear and I can see the stars from my window so I guess the temperature will fall even more during the night.

Today is Valentine's Day and this is the day I start with all my seedlings. I have now planted tomatoes, aubergine, artichokes and chilipeppers, you can read more about that tomorrow in The Greenhouse and Köksträdgården (The Kitchen garden) Perhaps it seems a bit early but these four they do take a long time from seed to harvest.

Happy Valentine to You All!

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Mosiac Monday Little Red House - Saint Lucia

This post Little Red House - Saint Lucia was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius Lindhe in the blog Tyra's Garden

This is from yesterdays walk through the little village Åkerby. What a wonderful winter day, the sun was shining and the snow was glittering and it was just a perfect Sunday afternoon. All the little red houses brightened up the otherwise fairly black and white landscape. This is where I have my little red cottage, my "summerhouse", Åkerby is a very old village, I don't know how old but I know that the Russians burnt most of it down in 1917 during the so called "rysshärjningarna" Russian ravages. The clocktower in Åkerby is from 1739 and my little red house is from 1901.

Today we celebrate The Day of Saint Lucia   (Saint Lucy's Day wikipedia) a lovely day in Advent. A day with filled with glorious music, lots of candlelights, saffron bread and of course Lucia.

Mosaic Monday - Little Red House

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The Four Seasons in Tyra's Garden - Winter, Spring , Summer or Fall

This post - The Four Seasons of Tyra's Garden - Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall was originally uploaded by Tyra in the blog Tyra's Garden

Winter, spring , summer or fall,
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Words from James Taylor's classic song  You got a friend

Four Seasons

 Spring - Open the door and let the sun shine in and warm body and soul.

Summer - The Kitchen Garden "in floribus"

Fall - Golden leaves brightens up my garden. "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower"
 very true indeed.

Winter - Time to rest, plan and dream.

It is Blooming Friday again! This weeks theme Four pictures - Four Seasons

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Sex - Tulip style

Pistil and Stamens

I think this photo at the top actually is a quite sexy picture of the center of a Tulipa showing multiple connate carpels, a compound pistil, surrounded by stamens.


less revealing...

fully 'dressed'...

Sunday, no wind and sunshine, a pale winter-sun but still it is sunshine! We are in the borderland between winter and spring and I have lots and lots of snow left and I bet we will have that until it's Midsummer but as long as the sun is out it is really wonderful. This is a perfect day for skiing, a long walk and perhaps a winter picnic.

Carpe Diem

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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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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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No Blooms - Still Bitter Winter

This post 'No blooms -Still Bitter Winter'... was originally uploaded by Tyra in the blog Tyra's Garden

No blooms for Blooming Friday!

Just an iron urn with a frozen heather in it but I find it rather decorative with its white top hat of snow. This was a glorious winter day but frightfully bitter cold. -20 C. A nice walk and some fun in the snow playing with icicles and making snow angels.

Kylan håller ett fast grepp om Sverige, våren känns hemskt avlägsen. Men det är ju underbart vackert så det är bara att passa på att njuta av vintern, kanske dags för lite skidor? Den här dagen var alldeles underbar med både en skön promenad och lite lek i snön, vi gjorde snöänglar och fajtades med istappar ifrån växthuset.

This is the greenhouse at Leustabruk totally covered in icicles...
the spring is still far far away.

Post and you find more participants at Katarina our host.

I wish you all a great winter weekend

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December blooms - Hyacinthus orientalis

Today we have had a terrible winter storm with up to gale force wind and heavy snowfall. It was a complete chaos in the traffic with a total stand still for the busses. Luckily I could convince my colleagues that they could cope without me and my boss said yes. As a result I have had a wonderful day baking a loaf of fruit bread, taking a long bath, doing some tidying among clothes that I never wear, making a pie for dinner and creating decorative Christmas labels for my Christmas gift.

Snöstorm och trafikkaos, fullständig kaos idag! Det har snöat vertikalt hela dagen och blåst så det har gått rakt igenom huset. Jag skulle bara jobba några timmar idag och lyckligtvis kunde jag övertala dom på jobbet att jag fick vara hemma och komma in och jobba lite extra i mellandagarna istället. Så min dag har varit alldeles underbar, städat lite, tagit ett långt hett bad, bakat ett matbröd med frukt och nötter och gjort en god paj till middag - en riktigt skön dag en andra ord. Nu till blommorna det är ju blommig fredag hos Katarina

Now to the is Blomming Friday at Katarina's place

The Hyacinth is my number one among the favourite winter flowers, December blooms anyway... I say this now just wait until the Hippeastrum flowers are 'in floribus' then I'm sure I'll say the same about the 'Amaryllis'. Anyway no Christmas without the Hyacinths. I'm so glad that non in my family is allergic to it.

Blue Hyacinth in the soft daylight of December.

Today it is the day before the day before the day...before the day.

Winter solstice! Sing Halleluja

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