All posts tagged: Stockholm

Djurgården flowers

Colour-blocking with plants

More from Stockholm, Sweden. This post is about the wonderful colour-blocking style that the gardeners have used in the Djurgården park. In a one corner of the park there was a large area with big flowerbeds, splashes of colour used perfectly. The huge planting areas were full of different annual summer flowers, together making a longer line of colours. It was like a Pantone colour map. It made a totally different effect for the visitor to see these big colour areas compared to if they would have mixed the colours and flowers in one flowerbed (like usually in Finland).   Lisää Tukholmasta. Tää postaus on kokonaan omistettu mahtaville Djurgårdenin puutarhureille ja miten he olivat hyödyntäneet värien käyttöä puiston eri alueiden suunnittelussa. Puiston yhdellä laidalla oli iso alue, jossa oli useita suuria kukkapenkkejä, kuin värimeriä! Valtavat istutusalueet olivat täynnä erilaisia kesäkukkia ja yhdessä penkit muodostivat pidemmän värijonon, ihan kuin Pantonen värikartta. Se efekti, minkä isot värialueet saivat aikaan oli kyllä ihan toista maata kuin jos eriväriset kukat olisivat olleet sekaisin samassa kukkapenkissä (vrt. Suomi). Advertisements

allium Djurgården

Gardens of Stockholm

  So we decided to have a small getaway trip to Stockholm, Sweden, for the midsummer. It’s been a long time since I visited there and I really haven’t been there in the summer time. This was also the first trip where I followed my new rule (read more about from this post) of going to the places I really wanna go, like gardens. From the harbour we took a little boat trip to the island of Djurgården. The weather was perfect for our walk in the huge garden and villa area. We didn’t have any plans, we just wondered around, took hundreds of photos, went inside of huge oak trees and it was awesome. Because of the midsummer there weren’t so many people around there so we had a lovely afternoon just for ourselves. Notes from Stockholm: the Stockholm city gardeners are amazing! They know how to use colours in an effective way (compared to city flower installations here in Finland that are often such a mess). Using just one colour in one installation is …