Weekly Garden: Inger and Jørn’s Havetid

If you have been around here a while, you might remember the daily garden posts that I maintained a few years back (you can check out the whole mess of them in the gallery of gardens).   Ultimately, the pace of ‘daily’ was too much to bear and started to feel that it didn’t allow me take the time to dig a little deeper into each one.   But I miss those posts and so I am thinking to bring them back….perhaps on a weekly pace- allowing a little more opportunity to explore each one more in depth.

This summer I am headed to Belgium for a month and I have started to look for places that I want to explore in the region.  In my searching, I discovered Havetid which is actually beyond the range of my expected travels (being in Silkeborg, Denmark) but were it closer it would certainly have been on the list.

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Inger and Jørn have created a beautiful garden that is full of interesting ideas.   Their blog is a treasure trove of images of what appears to be every corner of the garden.  I pulled a few of my favorites that gave me interesting ideas. I am contemplating how I might break a rock such as this so that I too can plant a tiny sedum garden inside.
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Why have a solid driveway when you can have something planted down the middle.  And why settle for turf or a singular ground cover when a pretty rock garden is even more interesting?
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Those gorgeous round balls aren’t boxwood – they are cotoneaster.  I had to double check this too…but yes, they are really cotoneaster.  If you want to know more about how these were created check out this post. 
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This idea charmed me too.  Why not have a raised garden bed filled with box balls, rectilinear boulders, river rock, and a weeping larch (I think that is what that is?).  Who says raised beds are just for vegetable gardens?
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This garden certainly isn’t devoid of flowers, but I am finding that I am increasingly drawn to those places that aren’t too floriferous.  This haven of textures is gorgeous and I am studying every detail for inspiration.
I’d love to hear what you found inspiring in this garden…make sure you checkout Inger and Jørn’s website and report back with any other fantastic discoveries.
-Rochelle
Havetid will be open to visitors on the 24 -25th of May,  the 14th-15th of June and 9th-10th of August 2014 from 10am – 5pm if you are in the area.
images from Havetid
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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.
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