Welcome to the Garden Bubble
What happens in the bubble garden?
In that small sphere of beauty drifting through a black hole?
Come find out.
The garden in this blog was built as a refuge during adversity and illness. It was built looking for joy – we dug deep into the soil as we were trying to find it. It is – in the words of one of the children who live in it – ‘the safe place’. The bubble. It is built by a family, with the help of more family, in memory of family lost – in soil other families have cultivated before us. It is full of history – and yet – art in the form of a garden is short-lived, ever dying. Thankfully. For in a garden death is fertilizer – it feeds life.
Have you googled ‘garden inspiration’ and then flipped through all the images? Are you dreaming about a greenhouse? Do you like tomatoes? Do you keep a list of the birds in your back yard? Do you want to know about moths? Are you into art and comics? Have you suffered burn out? Or – are you simply curious what happens when two people who spent years doing fieldwork in ecology and biology – on three continents – are suddenly chained by illness to one small plot in southern Sweden? This garden is a garden built as a safe place to isolate – long before Covid. Through it we prove to ourselves that we are lucky after all.
Our latest posts
The new front garden is finished. As finished as anything ever is in the Bubble Garden that is. Work in the garden is our therapy after all, the way we live trough our tragedies. We need to work in it, it must be ever changing to heal us from the drumbeat of angst. Today wasContinue reading “Designing the front garden – something out of nothing, and six chickens”
You don’t need a garden to enjoy flowers this time of year. The landscape around the Bubble Garden is in full bloom now, to the point where it’s overwhelming. Midsummer is flower mania. Midsommar, in case you didn’t know, is the largest holiday in Sweden, and takes place this week every year. It is aContinue reading “Garden design – top five plants right now”
We’ve done well with the broccoli this year, after a disastrous first try last year – where despite trying hard we didn’t get to harvest a single one. We were too late, they only produced leaves – and we had a huge issue with cabbage butterflies. This year we sowed them indoors in early MarchContinue reading “Kitchen garden – summer harvest of broccoli”
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