for a garden (above) that combined Swedish modernism with elements of the classic English cottage garden. Stephen Lacey, noted British Garden journalist describes Nordfjell's style as thus:
- Lean lines and absence of clutter
- Bold contrasts of natural and man made elements
- Meticulous attention to every aspect of the composition
in his company profile. " I grew up in the north of Sweden and spent my childhood surrounded by huge woods and streaming rivers. From our house we could savor the scent of Linnaeus' favorite - the twin flower linnea borealis. When they were in bloom the pine trees in the wood there were carpets of them, which is rare even for Sweden."
...and I am a bit obsessed with the flower clock idea. Does anyone know any living gardens that have incorporated this into their design?
...and then there is Hammarby that has inspired documentary fabrics and the decoration of countless botanical engraving wallpapered rooms around the world. Wait for another post from Rhonda and I on this and visit the Linnaeus house at http://www.hammarby.uu.se/historia/history.html.