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


Edible Flowers in my November Garden

This post "Edible Flowers in my November Garden" was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius Lindhe in the blog

Edible flowers - Companion plants

November and amazingly still hardy any frost at all. Now this is what I call a nice fall. Mild and colourful, talking about colours, I took a stroll through my potager garden the other day and took some photos of my edible flowers. This is what I found, aren’t they just sweet. Some of the plant has been “in floribus” all throughout the whole summer. Most of them are companion plant that helps my garden stay healthy.

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Happy Halloween - Farewell to Gorgeous October

This post "Happy Halloween - Farewell to Gorgeous October" was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius Lindhe in the blog Tyras Trädgård/Tyras Garden

This must have been the best fall ever! 

The weather has been extraordinary wonderful. Sunny days and MILD temperatures, now that’s the way I like it. Jack Frost has not shown his face yet and I wish he could stay away from my part of the world a bit more, as the winter here is much to long and dark..."We do not need to freeze our but off too, yet, Jack!" ;-)

 I can still harvest from my kitchen garden and I do have some flowers that are still in bloom. What more can a garden-girl wish for.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!/ Tyra

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Sweet Mace - Tagetes Lucida

This post "Tyra’s Spanish Tarragon Pesto – Sweet Mace Pesto" was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius Lindhe in the blog Tyra's Garden - Tyras Trädgård

Tyra’s Spanish Tarragon Pesto – Sweet Mace Pesto

RECIPE  - Tyra’s Spanish Tarragon Pesto – Sweet Mace Pesto


45g (1/4 cup) pine nuts
3,5 dl/1 1/2 cups of fresh ‘Sweet Mace’ leaves
2 garlic cloves
60g (3/4 cup) shredded parmesan
¾ dl/ 5 tbls olive oil

This is a tarragon flavored variation of the Italian classic pesto. Do try it with meat, poultry or why not try it with fried courgettes or other vegetable from your kitchen garden.  

Roast the pine nuts on a baking tray in an oven on medium heat (200C.) for about five minutes or until they are done (light golden roasted) Remove the pine nuts  from the oven and tray and let cool. Place the ‘Sweet Mace’ herb, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan in a food processor and cut until it all is finely chopped. Now it is time to add the olive oil, pour it in slowly with the food processor on slow speed. Blend until it all is well blended. I hope you will enjoy the Sweet Mace Pesto (Spanish Tarragon Pesto)

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June in Tyra's Garden

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

TIME FLIES...STOP goes too fast! It feels like yesterday that I welcome June the first true month of the summer and now it’s almost gone. The garden virtually exploded all these wonderful blooms all at once. I have made a lot of herbal salt and tasty vinegars, my pink herbal salt turned out really wonderful.

You find the recipe in The Kitchen Garden/ Köksträdgården my Swedish blog about my potager, you do have to press the translate button. Pink Herbal Salt/ Rosaörtsalt  

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Report from My Veranda is Under Siege

This post "Report from My Veranda is Under Siege" was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius Lindhe in th blog Tyra's Garden/Tyras Trädgård

Report from My Veranda is Under Siege

My Veranda is under siege since exactly a month ago. On Valentine’s Day I started to sow my seeds, all the chilies, aubergines, artichokes and so on. the family will get it back on the first day of May :-) 

Today one month later I planted all the tomato seeds, 55 varieties…I know that it is too many but I had such a hard time to choose.

Today was also the first day of harvest, I was thinning out the seedling and that gave me a modest but still a nice little harvest of micro leaves. Lettuce, chicory, amaranth, parsley, cress and so on, they all ended up on my lunch plate. 

Happy Gardening Folks!/ Tyra

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D.I.Y. Paper Pots for your Seedlings

This post "D.I.Y Paper pots for your seedlings" was originally uploaded by  Tyra Hallsénius Lindhe in the blog 
Tyra's Garden - A Kitchen Garden Trädgård

Paper pots

Paper pots are convenient to have at hand now when it is time to sow all the seeds for the growing season 2013. When all your recycled plastic pots are used, these little pots are easy to make and very cheap as well. In the pictures below, I show how I make them. Most people use old newspaper but I do not like to work with them at all, it feels like there are too much chemicals in the newspapers these days. I used the local newspaper the year before last and nearly all my tomato plants died and that was not enough… I got eczema on his hands! I think it was the paper that did it, but it could have been the sowing compost, because I do remember that it was just too wet.  Beware of old seed compost that hasn’t been properly stored during the winter.

This is what you need:

A pot-maker and paper of your choice
Perhaps you also need an water resistant pen if you would like to write something the pots.

That's it folks!

This is how I do it: 

Cut a piece of paper 24 x 30cm paper and fold it in half

Roll it around the wooden pot-maker

Fold in the remaining paper at the bottom

 Push the wooden bottom part of the pot-maker against the paper bottom

Now you can write with a "water-proof" pen the name of the plant that you are going to sow. It does of course disappear when you plant it into the soil...and so does the whole little pot. If you need the name through the entire growing season you maybe better use a proper name-tag.

Done, now it is time for me to continue my Valentine-sowing-fiesta. Now what is that? - you ask. Well I start with all my sowing on the 14th of February and that is the Valentine's Day. So fare I have planted loads of chilies, some artichokes and a great number of different basils. More about that later on...

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 That is all folks!/ Tyra

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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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I know I'm totally bonkers...and love it!

This post "I know I'm totally bonkers...and love it!" was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius Lindhe in the blog 

My Indoor Miniature Garden

I got this crazy and wild idea last night that I would like to have an indoor succulent garden ;-) or perhaps more appropriately put an indoor garden with succulents. I know, I know... I'm totally bonkers! This is the result, I'm not finished with it yet, got to get more plants and another kind of lighting. I lined the table drawerI with a piece of plastic coated fabric, added soil and planted my pots into soil and then filled up with crushed cacao shells
Voilà! I got my first miniature garden and it is in my living room. I'm so satisfied with the result, I wonder what my Hubby says when he arrives from Paris tonight. 

Succulents and an orchid in my living room table.


Echeverias, read more at  The amazing world of succulents by Judy Maier

Wish you all a great weekend! Tyra


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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Show Me Your Greenhouse!

This post"Show me your greenhouse/Vis Mig Dit Drivhus - Claus Dalby" was originally uploaded by Tyra
Hallsénius Lindhe in the blog KÖKSTRÄDGÅRDEN and reblogged in The greenhouse... and Tyra's Garden

 Show Me Your Greenhouse
 - Vis mig dit drivhus

The first garden book to be the read this year was a book from Claus Dalby. In this impressive and heavy plus five hundred pages book, we follow him on a garden tour. The author takes us on a grand garden tour through Scandinavia, visiting hundreds of garden and of course the same amount of astonishing greenhouses.

Claus Dalby has this amazing eye for what to shoot with him camera. That really impressed me on his visit in my garden last fall. He registered in a blink of an eye all interesting items worth detecting in my garden on that very day. He saw exactly those things that I wanted him to notice, most astonishing.  If it was plants or arrangement he caught them all with his camera.

After having read the book I have one greenhouse that really caught my heart and that is the greenhouse at Hørsholm in Denmark. The owners to this magnificent greenhouse are Margit and Knut-Georg Engen. The greenhouse was built in 1948 and has an area of 60 square meters. I love the design it is elegant yet not too extravagant it still looks like a greenhouse should look like if you know that I mean.

If you are looking for a greenhouse design or have a general interest of Scandinavian interior designs this is a good book to start off with. I know that it isn’t in your language but I think it can be of great help anyway as it is most inspirational.

The greenhouse in Tyra's Garden

Nu har jag läst årets första trädgårdsbok och det är en
riktig "tegelsten" från Claus Dalby. Som alla de övriga av Claus andra böcker är det här en
underbar bok att bläddra i, han är riktigt bra fotograf och skriver rakt och
 Han har en fantastisk förmåga att se alla de små detaljerna och det var jag verkligen
fascinerad av vid vårt möte i höstas. Han var så snabb på att upptäcka alla de
små "godbitarna" som fanns att fånga just den dagen i min potager. Om det
så gällde växter, rätta vinklar och alla små vrår så såg han vad jag brukar se och
fånga med mitt öga i min trädgård.

 Margit och Knut-Georg  Engens drivhus - Hørsholm

Engen's greenhouse in Hørsholm

Mitt favoritbesök var i det ”Engenska Växthuset” i Hørsholm.
Där bor Margit och Knut-Georg (vilket fint namn, två gamla kunganamn ihopsatta)
Växthuset är från 1948 och har en ansenlig yta på 60kvm, alldeles perfekt,
vilken dröm! Högt i tak och fin nockvinkel. Det här växthuset blev absolut min
favorit när jag samlat alla intryck från boken.

Show my your greenhouse - Vis mig dit drivhus

Claus Dalby
Thank you Claus for "a great garden tour" - Tack Claus för en fantastisk ”trädgårdsresa”
You find more of Claus Dalby's book here at Klematis

- Mer om Claus Dalbys böcker finner du här - Klematis

This is a picture that reminds me of a picture by the Swedish artist Hanna Pauli and the picture is "Breakfast time". The photo of my greenhouse looks like it is taken on an early morning in Juni. I can imagine myself carrying out a tray with the breakfast, to enjoy it out in the green. But it is not, it is actually taken by Claus Dalby at his visit in september last fall.

The greenhouse in Tyra's Garden

Här är en bild av mitt växthus som Claus Dalby har tagit och den påminner mig så om Hanna Paulis målning, Frukostdags. Det känns som en försommar morgon där jag precis är i färd med att duka upp till frukost i det gröna men i själva verket är det faktiskt en eftermiddag i september månad.

Om Frukostdags 

"Det är en fin sommarmorgon. Solen skiner. En kvinna vaknade imorse och beslutade sig för att göra frukost till hela familjen ute. 
De bor i en fin by. Omkring deras hus finns en liten skog. Kvinnan tänker att hon ska göra frukost i skogen.  
Hon ställer bordet och stolarna under ett stort träd. Sen dukar hon bordet. När hon är klar väcker hon barnen och sin man. Kvinnan ser glad ut

Text: Malgorzata

Happy Gardening Folks!

LOL/ Tyra...

and that is Lots of Love ;D

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