No garden is quite like another, and no matter your green vision, there’s always room for guidance along your gardening journey. That’s why we’ve gathered insightful advice from three of our prominent gardening experts: Hanna Hofman-Bang, Therese Andersen, and Julia Glanzelius. Let us lead you on your gardening adventure and share their wisdom in creating your dream garden.
Insights for autumn gardens
As the leaves begin to fall, embrace the magic of autumn in your garden. According to Hanna, the founder of Ekobang, this is the perfect time for planting. The warm soil, cooler nights, and higher humidity create optimal conditions for your garden to flourish.
Hanna’s tip: Plant your bulbs now, and come spring, you’ll be greeted with an explosion of colors. Autumn is also a time to appreciate the therapeutic joy of a well-tended garden and savor the enchanting shades of the season.
“Autumn is the perfect time for planting. The warm soil, cooler nights, and higher humidity create optimal conditions for your garden to flourish“
The secret to crafting outdoor spaces that marry beauty and functionality
According to Therese at Inside out Interiör och Trädgård, a significant part of the secret lies in a meticulous understanding of the space. This entails carefully examining the terrain, leveraging natural level differences, and seamlessly integrating existing elements like depressions and trees into the design. The ultimate goal is to create a garden that naturally blends with its surroundings, the architecture of the house, and the era it represents.
Yet, the creation of stunning outdoor areas extends beyond just aligning with nature and architecture. It’s about constructing a coherent whole where indoor and outdoor spaces complement each other. Just as one thinks of rooms and flow when planning a house, consideration of variation and spatiality is vital when planning a garden. Ensuring that all elements harmonize and reflect the people who will inhabit and enjoy the garden is paramount.
Furniture and textiles play a pivotal role in establishing a beautiful and personal outdoor environment. They are the final puzzle pieces that frame the garden and set the tone. This is where one can get creative with colors and patterns, as they are easy to swap out and diversify over time.
Garden trends and personal style
Julia Glanzelius, founder of Glanzelius Garden, observes a significant shift in garden trends – an increased desire to personalize gardens. Gardens are no longer just green spaces; they are extensions of our personalities. In a world filled with chaos, more individuals seek solace and expression in their personal garden paradises.
Julia also notes that sustainability in gardening is not just a trend; it’s a conscious choice gaining ground and promising a greener future
“Gardens are no longer just green spaces; they are extensions of our personalities. In a world filled with chaos, more individuals seek solace and expression in their personal garden paradise.“
Common pitfalls in gardening
Therese Andersen highlights a common shortcoming among garden owners: spending money on interior renovations and neglecting the garden. She emphasizes that the garden is not just an outdoor space; it’s an integral part of your property that can significantly increase its value.
“Creating stunning outdoor areas extends beyond just aligning with nature and architecture. It’s about constructing a coherent whole where indoor and outdoor spaces complement each other.”
Therese’s advice: Don’t let impulse purchases dictate your garden acquisitions. Instead, invest time in creating a well-thought-out garden plan that reflects your personal style
Julia’s recommendation for gardening beginners
For those embarking on the gardening adventure, Julia recommends White Wood Aster (Eurybia divaricata). This versatile plant thrives in various conditions, from sun to shade, and even blooms in challenging, dry shade – a reliable choice for beginners.
Hanna’s tips for enchanting outdoor spaces
- Select the right plant for the right place. Understand the garden’s conditions and choose plants accordingly.
- Consider how you move around in the garden. Begin your design in the areas you use most frequently.
- Combat weeds even when you don’t see any. By gently disturbing the soil, you can prevent weed root growth, even if they are not visible.
Need help and advice with your garden?
Are you ready to embark on a gardening journey that is unique to you? Our experts are not only a source of inspiration but are available to guide you every step of the way. You can book consultations with Hanna, Therese, or Julia directly on our platform. Let their green thumbs and extensive knowledge transform your garden into the paradise you’ve always dreamed of