This week I’ve been editing old holiday photos and came across quite a few I haven’t shared from our trips to Norway and Sweden. As luck would have it, there were a some from city gardens and florists as well as some other nice nature based finds.
Gardens in Bergen Old Town are modest but beautiful; roses growing up wooden houses, brightly coloured flowers in window boxes and heather planters. If I could live anywhere, it would be in an old wooden house here, at the base of the mountains <3
In Norway and Sweden they often fill containers and boxes with one plant (usually heather) rather than creating mixed arrangements like we do in the UK. The exception being large barrel planters — I’ve seen those filled with mixed bulbs and pussy willow but sadly I don’t have a photo.
Flowers from a Swedish florist… pastel love.
A wooden house in Oslo. The house was so perfect it needed little more than spruce growing in the front garden.
^ Pussy willow from the apartment we rented in Oslo. It was a fantastic apartment, both of us said we’d happily live there. It didn’t have a garden but Nordmarka is only a short train ride away so that more than makes up for it.
I’d love to do this with our kitchen windowsill! Or have a long shelf along the wall in our living room or kitchen.
And that concludes todays trip around Scandinavian gardens :) We normally visit in September or October but I would like to make a couple of trips in the Summer to see how things have changed.