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Colorblock Gardens at Djurgården in Stockholm

December 12th, 2016

After spending the morning at Rosendals Trädgård (post 1 and post 2 about this lovely space), we decided to walk back to the old part of Stockholm and wander through the Djurgården, which we had heard was lovely. Indeed it was. Swedish parks and public spaces are lovely, they know how to plan things for maximum beauty and peace. We especially loved these color block gardens in one of the larger public park areas.
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If I remember correctly, there were four very large borders, each filled with plants/flowers in one color. The white and purple ones were my favorites, as my tastes in flowers definitely lean that direction.
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Generally, borders like this are a bit too much for my garden tastes, but these were perfect. The mix of flowers and plants were perfect, each bringing a certain texture to the garden. We certainly enjoyed wandering around noting each variety and what it brought to the mix.

What colors are your favorites in the garden? Do you tend towards hot colors like red, orange, and yellow? Or do you lean towards the more muted purples and whites?

2 Comments to “Colorblock Gardens at Djurgården in Stockholm”
  1. Daedre McGrath on December 12, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    These are fantastic Susy! This is the time of year that I plan out my designs for next year for the MSU Gardens. These are great inspiration, especially the all-white bed. I usually pick one color each year to focus on. Two years ago it was orange, this year was red, next year I’m thinking of doing white.
    Daedre McGrath´s last post ..Around the Greenhouse March 28, 2016

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  2. Nebraska Dave on December 13, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Susy, those borders are amazing. My color choices are some of each. I like the Spring bright red, yellow, and blues. I like the summer lavenders, light blues, and green Hosta foliage. This year I’m going to try some bee balm by the garden to entice the pollinators to visit.

    Have a great day

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