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Not my dream. Ei enää haaveena
Top/ylinnä Bupleurum rotundifolium, below/alinna Dianthus. The pictures were taken with my iPhone, please excuse the poor quality, Kuvattu iPhonella,  pahoittelen niiden heikkoa laatua. It has been claimed that most women dream  of  running either a café or...
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Top/ylinnä Bupleurum rotundifolium, below/alinna Dianthus. The pictures were taken with my iPhone, please excuse the poor quality, Kuvattu iPhonella,  pahoittelen niiden heikkoa laatua. It has been claimed that most ...
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The long spring. Pitkä kevät.
Spring is slow in coming to Helsinki. I believe it to be the longest of the four, very distinct seasons we have. The long wait for its arrival begins after Christmas, when darkness and the cold are at their worst. In February you notice the light as the day...
Spring is slow in coming to Helsinki. I believe it to be the longest of the four, very distinct seasons we have. The long wait for its arrival begins after Christmas, when darkness and the cold are at their worst. In February...
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Dazed. Häikäistynyt
Ruoholahti's architecture, reminiscent of the port that used to be here. Ruoholahden arkkitehtuurissa on muistumia paikalla ennen sijainneesta satamasta. Liaght!Valoa! The first sidewalk coffee. Kevään ensimmäinen ulkona nautittu kahvi. Parrot tulips. Papuk...
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Ruoholahti's architecture, reminiscent of the port that used to be here. Ruoholahden arkkitehtuurissa on muistumia paikalla ennen sijainneesta satamasta. Liaght!Valoa! The first sidewalk coffee. Kevään ensimmäinen ulkona naut...
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Kaisa, Helsinki University Library. Kaisa-kirjasto
Curvaceous staircase extending 2 floors below and 7 floors above ground. Kurvikas portaikko johtaa 2 kerrosta maan alle, 7 maan päälle. Oval atrium in the middle the building dictates the architectural language of sinuous curves , light shafts and vast wind...
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Curvaceous staircase extending 2 floors below and 7 floors above ground. Kurvikas portaikko johtaa 2 kerrosta maan alle, 7 maan päälle. Oval atrium in the middle the building dictates the architectural language of sinuous cur...
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Gardening programs. Puutarhaohjelmia
I asked all tv-stations to send me a list of their gardening programs. I would appreciate such a listing, so I believe you would, too. Yle was the only one to respond. It did not make me happy. The season consists mainly of BBC:s productions and reruns. The...
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Gardening is a struggle. Puutarhurointi on taistelua.
Not pretty, but necessary. Välttämätön ruma varjostus rodoille. New planting table, new mulch. Uusi istutuspöytä, uutta multaa. Primula on its way up. Esikko tekee tuloaan. Galanthus nivalis, snowdrop, lumikello. Disaster strikes again. Katastrofi iskee taa...
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Not pretty, but necessary. Välttämätön ruma varjostus rodoille. New planting table, new mulch. Uusi istutuspöytä, uutta multaa. Primula on its way up. Esikko tekee tuloaan. Galanthus nivalis, snowdrop, lumikello. Disaster str...
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Fields of grass. Heinäpeltoja
The first shoot. Ensimmäinen verso. Two shoots more. Kaksi lisää. The future. Tulevaisuus. On the third of March I put some twenty seeds of grass into soil. I placed them on the kitchen window sill and hoped for the best, as I have done so  many times befor...
The first shoot. Ensimmäinen verso. Two shoots more. Kaksi lisää. The future. Tulevaisuus. On the third of March I put some twenty seeds of grass into soil. I placed them on the kitchen window sill and hoped for the best, a...
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Gloom. Synkeää
Alnus glutinosa, alder (engl.) tervaleppä. Purppuranpunaiset norkot hehkuvat harmaana päivänä Lauttasaaren rantatiellä. The alder thrives is soggy conditions. Tervaleppä menestyy märillä rannoilla. I see some beauty here. Jotain kaunista tässä on. The swan ...
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Alnus glutinosa, alder (engl.) tervaleppä. Purppuranpunaiset norkot hehkuvat harmaana päivänä Lauttasaaren rantatiellä. The alder thrives is soggy conditions. Tervaleppä menestyy märillä rannoilla. I see some beauty here. Jot...
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Shop decoration. Myymäläsomistus
On my way to the library, Kaisa, I saw this adorable flower decoration in front of a jeweler's in Kluuvikatu.  It is a cute way to enhance an already pretty shop and enjoy of the first spring month. -- Matkalla Kaisan kirjastoon näin Kluuvikadulla kultasepä...
On my way to the library, Kaisa, I saw this adorable flower decoration in front of a jeweler's in Kluuvikatu.  It is a cute way to enhance an already pretty shop and enjoy of the first spring month. -- Matkalla Kaisan kirjast...
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Seeds. Siemeniä
I am hopeless. I have no space for all these seeds, not on my window sills nor in my garden, should these happen to germinate. But... Should even a small portion of these germinate, I shall have a cutting garden this year! I spent no time thinking about whe...
I am hopeless. I have no space for all these seeds, not on my window sills nor in my garden, should these happen to germinate. But... Should even a small portion of these germinate, I shall have a cutting garden this year! I ...
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Amateur gardener turned gardening apprentice. Owner of an allotment garden in central Helsinki.
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A garden is like a baby; it needs constant attention. But this baby never grows up and moves away.

Being easily bored, the gardener also writes about other stuff. Such as travels, interiors, design, books. Anything, really. 


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The garden has figured in several articles, which says more about the level of gardening in the country than about its owner's talents.
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Helsinki, Finland
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Ladysmith, BC, Canada - San Ramon, CA - Pont St Maxence, France
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On a winter's day. Talvipäivänä
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A cold and gray day like this one feels better in the light of these photos from Singapore Botanic Garden. It is a true Wonderland, and just

Tropical Art Deco. 30-lukua tropiikissa
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Tiong Bahru metro. Lisää kuvateksti Tiong Bahru was among the first public housing projects in Singapore. Built in the 1930's it consists of

School's out! Riemun päivä!
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The Esplanade was packed. Espalla oli tungosta. Lisää kuvateksti Started from the bottom, now we are here. Pohjalta päästiin tänne. Looking