As an Australian gardener living in Sweden brings up some challenges (frost for example) but it also brings the joy of seeing the flowers poking up through the melting snow.

Last weekend was the Nordiska Trädgårdsmässan (Nordic garden show) in Stockholm and my husband and I went and bought a variety of plants and listened to some talks. We picked up a Japanese Wineberry tree, apple tree, quince tree and a saskatoon berry tree (from Blomqvists plantskola in Finland). I had already pre-ordered my seeds from Runåbergs seeds (Sweden), and Örtagården (Sweden). It was really fun seeing all the stalls and seeing the demographcs of gardeners here (mostly being older women).


Vertical Garden  Nordic Garden Expo

Vertical Garden Nordic Garden Expo

I also got to meet my gardening idol Lena Israelsson, author of some fabulous gardening books here in Sweden who gave a talk about heirloom seeds in Sweden, her new cookbook amongst other topics.


Here’s a photo of some of the items we bought at the expo.

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