Vårlökar

Vårkrukor med lila, gula och vita färger

Det har regnat mer eller mindre stora delar av hösten och vintern. Regnet fortsätter även nu när vi närmar oss vår. Jag överdriver inte när jag säger att det känns som att det har regnat varje dag. Deppigt. Så! Idag tänkte jag trotsa vädret och plantera upp några färgglada krukor för tidig vår. De kommer att stå vid ingången så att jag får njuta av dem varje dag när jag kommer hem.

Ett bra tips är att hålla det extra fint just vid entrén. Det ska vara härligt att komma hem!

Alunrot ’Obsidian’, Julros, Hyacint, Narcissus ’Tete a Tete’, Carex oshimensis ”Evergold”

Färgglatt och härligt!
Penséer längst fram, Alunrot ’Obsidian’ och Hyacinter bak

2 goda råd för fina krukor

Tips 1: I detta fall mixar jag vitt, mörkrött och gult i krukorna. Välj gärna en eller två färger som mest för att få en enhetlig känsla i krukan. Färgen får gärna återkomma i blommorna såväl som i blander – som i detta fall där alunrot och penséer har samma mörkröda färg.

Tips 2: Mörka färger brukar försvinna in i bakgrunden och synas sämre. Sätt ljusare färger längst bak i krukan, på så vis kommer de fram bättre och lyfter helheten.

Planting Tulip Combo – Queen of Night & Très Chic

Tulip combo Queen of Night & Très Chic

I got 200 tulips $10 (100kr) at Rusta today! A lovely blend of Queen of Night & Très Chic. I wasn’t planning on planting any bulbs this fall but at this price it was too good to turn down.

May this year

The tulips are going into both the raised beds. They’ll look pretty with the white Sweet Woodruff and the red Heucheras (the Heucheras were planted lated this year so they are not in the photo).

Succulent Terrarium for Halloween – Video Tutorial

I found a pretty plant terrarium on sale the other day and decided to make a decoration for Halloween. To get the Halloween look I added a plastic crow and a couple of spooky looking plants that I already had in the house.

Haworthia & Tillandsia Aeranthos air plant
Alan the bunny, helping out

Spooky Halloween Mini Garden ??

Halloween decorations are so much fun! This year, I put together a spooky mini garden – with a mist maker!

Haworthia ’Attenuata
Pebbles from my garden turned into grave stones with the help of a black marker. Spanish moss adds to the spooky look. ⚰️?‍☠️
Little house on the hill, Jade plant (Crassula argentea), Haworthia, sheep moss and spiders ???

What I used

Container – I picked up a metal bowl for 2 dollars at the second hand store. It didn’t have drainage so I drilled 4 wholes in the bottom with a regular drill.

Decoration
– Miniature house
– Plastic spiders
– Miniature sign
– Branches form Corkscrew Hazel – you can use any branches that look a bit spooky
– Green sheep moss
– Spanish moss
– Pebbles (gravestones)

Plants
– Jade plant (Crassula argentea)
Haworthia ’Attenuata

Mist maker – To top it all off I got a mist maker that I placed insed a plastic cup full of water. It might seem a bit over the top but I figured I’ll use it out in the garden later on.

Succulent Arrangement in Bonsai Pot

Another weekend with dull weather – another succulent arrangement. This time I used a pretty bonsai pot at the local garden center. I chose succulents that go well with the color of the pot – concrete grey with touches of red.

Panda Plant (Kalanchoe Tomentosa)

Succulents need good drainage. That means letting water rinse quickly. Here’s how you keep them happy:

  1. Use a container with drainage whole. My container didn’t have holes so used a regular drill to make two – one on each side of the pot.
  2. Use succulent or cacti potting soil. It’s basically potting soil with sand and grit that allows quick drainage.
  3. Water moderately, especially during the winter months. Every 10-14 days is usually enough.
Echeveria pulidonis (Pulido’s Echeveria), Sedum ’Aurora Blue’, Silver Sparkle Pilea

Succulent Miniature Garden

Succulent Miniature Garden
Kalanchoe, Croton (Codiaeum variegatum ’Petra’), Cotyledon ‘Tomentosa’, Echeveria ’Pulidonis’, Haworthia Aristata ’Zebra’,  Eve’s Needle cactus, Panda Plant (Kalanchoe Tomentosa)

We’ve had another rainy day. The wet weather makes it difficult to be in the garden so I’ve kept busy inside. My indoor plants (finally) got some attention and I put together a miniature succulent garden.

Succulent Miniature Garden

I often use a small Kalanchoe in my arrangements. They bring a pop of colors that’s hard to get with succulents alone.

Succulent Miniature Garden
Kalanchoe, Echeveria ’Pulidonis’, Haworthia Aristata ’Zebra’, Eve’s Needle Cactus, Panda Plant (Kalanchoe Tomentosa)
Succulent Miniature Garden

The Kalanchoe is back-planted with a Croton, which isn’t a succulent. Since it’s an ordinary house plant it needs more water. To make sure it gets the right amount and at the same time keep the low water succulents happy, I planted it in a separate pot. Before watering, I pop the small pot up, water it separately and that put it back in place.

A tip for adding house plants into low water succulent arrangements is to plant them in a separate pot.

Vårlökar – Tulpan ’Orange Breeze’ och pingstlilja ’Sempre Avanti’

Tulpan Orange Breeze pingstlilja Sempre Avanti - Natalia Lindberg Trädgårdsdesign
Pingstlilja ’Sempre Avanti’, tulpan ’Orange Breeze’ och jättedaggkåpa

I min entré växter den här kombinationen med pingstlilja ’Sempre Avanti’, tulpan ’Orange Breeze’ och jättedaggkåpa. Det har smygit sig in en och annan röd tulpan också som jag inte är alltför förtjust i, så den kommer åka ut =)

Letar ni efter inspiration på fler fina kombination av vårlökar? Kika in till trädgårdskanalen Garden Answer på Youtube. Där finns minst många underbara förslag.

Garden answer 2019 spring bulb tour

Spring bulb combo: Tulip ’Foxtrot’ and Brunnera ’Jack Frost’

Tulip ’Foxtrot’ and Brunnera ’Jack Frost’

It’s time to start thinking about spring bulbs for next year. This is my favorite combo by far. The pink tulips combined with the tiny blue flowers of the Brunnera are gorgeous. What are you planting for next year?

Tulip ’Foxtrot’ – the color is amazing!
Tulip ’Foxtrot’ shines up the garden in the spring

Succulent Arrangement with a Fall Theme

I got my hands on a bunch of succulents for half price. I’ve been making arrangements and touring them up because they just didn’t look right.

After quite a few failed attempts I realized what the problem was: most of the succulents were dark green – there wasn’t enough contrast and the arrangements looked dull.

I needed whites, reds and yellows. The colors that just happen to be fall colors. Luckily I keep a box full of fall decorations for fall wreaths. They came quite handy!

Aeonium ‘Red Edge’, Crassula Ovata ’Gollum’, Peperomia ‘Picturesque’ and dried moss
Cactus ’Domino’, Crassula Ovata ’Gollum’

Succulent Arrangement

The garden center had a 50% off promotion on succulents. So there might be a few succulent arrangements coming up in the near future.

Here’s the first one out!

Echeveria ’Elegans’
Echeveria ’Black prince’
Echeveria ’black prince’, Cotyledon ’Tomentosa’ and Peperomia ’Picturesque’
My messy planting area