HEART-WARMING

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Finally here it is, the latest issue of Juleroser 2017; a beautiful, literary and artistic Christmas magazine edited by Herborg Kråkevik. Juleroser is the Norwegian word for Christmas roses or more exactly Hellebore, latin for the evergreen plant which easily blooms in minus degrees. Herborg Kråkevik is famous for her ability to preserve […]

MY GARDEN GNOME

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen I got this homemade garden gnome (18 cm tall man made out of cement) as a Christmas present from my neighbour who loves gardening as much as I do. I probably looked like a question mark when I unpacked. Who was this Santa Claus look a like, ugly, little fellow? Now I […]

LATE SEPTEMBER THERAPY

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen I do love this time of the year. To work in the garden with the smell of autumn in the air, and little by little preparing my garden for the change of season. In Scandinavia at the moment the flowers have their last blooming, and all the leaves are turning red, orange and […]

DOUBLE DELIGHT

  Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen A favorite rose in my garden at the moment is the Double delight which has finally unfolded its petals. It is such a beauty and has the best of fragrance. It has actually another name as well; the Tudor rose. And thanks to the former king Henry Tudor VIII of England we are able to […]

THE COLOR CIRCLE

This color circle has always fascinated me. The circle is based on the three primary colors; yellow, red and blue. They are primary because they are impossible to create. If we mix any two of the primary colors, we’ll have the secondary colors orange, purple and green. If these again are mixed we’ll have the […]

LOVE / HATE GARDENING

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen When it comes to gardening I would say that we can divide people into four categories; Group one: The ones who hate their garden, and want to move into an apartment as soon as possible Group two: The ones who want a garden, but don’t particularly like to spend much time working there. They like plants that […]

“FLOWER POWER”

Some friends on their way on vacation left us five bulbs of Hyacinths (Hyasinter/Svibler) in a box yesterday. I have never had them in the house before although they are regarded as the Christmas flower. That will probably change now because I simply love their fragrance besides the fact that they come in all kinds […]