Kreativa kvadratmeter (Creative Square Meter) – Swedish Garden Inspiration

I am all around the world today – taking inspiration from Brazil and now Sweden. Perhaps I have a little cabin fever as I sit here in my snow bound house.

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Over at Purple Area, I discovered this book Kreativa kvadrameter (translation: Creative Square Meters)….which I am not sure how to get my hands on. It is a Swedish garden design book and the images alone are enough to sell me on buying a copy.

Typically, I am still obsessed with black in the garden – or at least black on the house and what looks good around it.  This black nook with white details and green ivy everywhere is precisely where I would rather be right now. (instead of in my kitchen with the blasting furnace — a futile to effort to ward off subzero temps outside)


The children’s garden ideas are also appealing to me.  Do you know chidren who play like this?  Mine don’t, but I think they would.  I am going to head over to ebay and see what kind of treasures I might be able to score for them to use in their own garden scenes.

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Let me know if you have thoughts about how to find or import this book.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. Jenn on January 24, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Maybe contact Amazon UK and see if they will list copies?

  2. Delphine on January 25, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    the irregular grass with the perfect buxus balls… Perfect !

  3. Jill on February 10, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I emailed my friend who lives in Amsterdam to see if it’s available there.

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