New pictures in the rose gallery

Pictures from the summer of 2023 are now inserted into the rose gallery. Some old pictures have been replaced and images of some 20 new roses added. The newcomers are marked in the rose list with: (new 2023).


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Buying roses - from where and how

Many have asked if I sell roses. Well, I do, but only to those who visit my garden and at some garden events in the Vasa region. (...)

Rose book at reduced price

My book "Rosor i kallt klimat" (Swedish)/"Ruusutarha Pohjolassa" (Finnish) is now available at reduced price 9,90 Euros (regular price 29€). For more information about the book and links for ordering copies see My Rose Book in the main menu.

New GALLERY Albums

The GALLERY albums have been updated and some new albums added. The main change is that there is a new album containing all roses. This means it is easy to find all white roses, all ground cover roses or for instance all roses that have been introduced after the year 2000. Well, not all really, but those I have grown in my garden. So if you are looking for a white rose, go to ALL ROSES, press COLOR and WHITE. (...)

Ecological fertilizing

Visitors often ask what fertilizer I use. Sometimes they say: "I too have that rose in my garden, but it is not at all as lush and thriving as yours."  (...)

Summer update, new IL roses, propagating roses from summer cuttings

Summer is gone - well, not really, but we are edging towards fall. I have picked blueberries, cloudberries, nordic brambles (very rare, but the tastiest berries you'll ever come across!) and raspberries and harvested my garlic. The green house produces cucumbers, tomatoes, chili peppers and other niceties. The garden is abounding with colors. There were about 150 visitors in the garden for the Open Garden event. The visitors could see flowering trees and perennials and a few rose bushes in (...)

Good News and Bad News

All roses in my rose garden seem to have survived the winter - save one, of which I am not sure as of yet. So, possibly one casualty. Things were different a couple of years ago. In October 2016 there was a very long period of extremely low temperatures in Vasa. The end result was that I could not bury my roses for the winter. In spring I found over 200 dead rosebushes. Inadvertently I had proven how necessary it is to bury your not so frost hardy roses for the winter.  (...)

Name stones for the roses

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Spring time in the rose garden

April 12 and I manage to get out by boat to my rose garden on an island in Vasa. Early bloomers welcome me as I arrive: Winter Aconites, Snow Drops, Scillas, Hellebores and, to my surprise, also the ornamental strawberry 'Pink Panda'. When planting I was not sure the Winter Aconites would make it in Vasa, but now they are spreading nicely. (...)

Winter Protection Methods On TV

Finnish TV has visited my garden a few times during 2018. The result will be a couple of programs about my roses and how I manage to keep them well and alive. The first program will be broadcast on Finnish TV on March 23, 2019 and the second on April 6, 2019 as part of a life-style program called Strömsö. 

You can se both part one and two here