Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

January 25, 2010

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

In English:

My little coffee corner in our garden.

This coffee corner is small and basic one on the incoming side. Meaning of it is just to sit for a while and rest, taking some coffee or something else. Then back to garden to take care of flowers.

Look carefully from which material the hedge is made. Maybe this is difficult, but its material is from cultivated willow. It is now five years when we planted it. This kind of hedge is quite rare here and we are proud about it. Have You seen something similar in Your country?

En español:

Mi rincón pequeño de café en nuestro jardín.

Este rincón de café es pequeño y básico y se halla en el lado entrada. Eso significa lo que ello es de sentarse y descansar un ratito, tomando algún café o algo más. Entonces trabajar en el jardín nuevamente al cuidar de flores.

Mire con cuidado de qué materia la barda natural es hecho, por favor. Quizá esto es difícil, pero su materia es del sauce culto. Ya hace ahora cinco años cuando nosotros lo plantamos. Esta tipo rinconcito está bastante rara aquí y estamos orgullosos acerca de ello. ¿Has visto Vos algo semejante en Vuestra país?

En francais:

Mon petit coin de café dans notre jardin.

Ce coin café est petit et basique sur la côté de l’entrée. Sens de ce coin est juste de s’asseoir un moment et reposer en prenant un café ou autre chose.

Puis retour au jardin pour prendre le soin des fleurs. Regardez attentivement dont de quel matériére la haie est faite. Peut-être que cela est difficile, mais sa matière est de saule cultivé. Il ya maintenant cinq ans quand nous l’avons planté. Ce type de couverture de vue est assez rare ici, et nous sommes fiers. Avez-vous vu quelque chose de similaire dans votre pays?

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

Coffee corner / Rinconcito de café / Coin de café

1993 – 2012:

Rhododendrons in our garden / Fotos de Rhododendron en nuestra jardín / Photos de Rhododendrons dans notre jardin

Roses in our garden / Rosas en nuestro jardín / Roses dans notre jardin

Azalea mollis Gibraltar

26 Comments »

  1. Good morning, Matti and Anja
    I am very happy that you liked my picture today and would like to say thank you for your kind comment.
    I like your pictures again very good. They have a very nice garden in summer and winter. He looks very well maintained. Anja looks very content and happy in your garden chair. Before, I had an apartment with a garden, it was created, a small fish pond. I looked at everything, every day with joy. Birds and dragonflies visited me every day and rejoiced at the garden pond. He brought you the cool and refreshing liquid. Maintaining a garden is associated with a lot of work, depending on size. But it is something very pleasant and valuable piece of nature. He must always be maintained regularly and then brings us joy and inner peace. I poured my plants in the evening with water because they can store more water at night for the next day. Everything grew, bloomed and blossomed. Well, it’s a long time ago, but I still have my photos, which remind me comfortable again.
    This page is again very exemplary and very beautiful. They gave us a glimpse into your life, what I know is greatly appreciated. I am grateful, as well as my husband and wish you and Anja all the best for your health and daily ways. Your blog I will try to continue to visit. Dear greetings Christel und Detlev

    Comment by Christel — January 25, 2010 @ 12:06 | Reply

    • Guten morgen Christel.

      It was so nice to read that You liked our very modest coffee corner. My photos are taken during many years, during different seasons. Of course we have another place (terrace) on the other side of our house which is better. But anyway we like this corner also and if there is sunshine on Saturdays and Sundays, we enjoy our morning coffee here and listen to birdsongs. As You saw in winter it is quite covered by snow.

      To maintain garden is hard job. Anja is master and I only help her. Later I’ll show our floweres in our small garden here in the North.

      Gruß.

      Comment by sartenada — January 25, 2010 @ 12:34 | Reply

  2. I love your coffee corner and I’ve never seen a hedge such at that. What a quaint beautiful home you have… Your place is so warm and welcoming even in those freezing snow scenes. Those trees sure are tall. The foliage is luscious with all it’s shades of green.

    Comment by Preston Surface — January 25, 2010 @ 12:49 | Reply

    • Hi Preston.

      Thank You commenting. Oh, after reading Your kind message, I hade myself to look at again my photos. It is very interesting to notice that one can be so “blind” to one’s surroundings.🙂 I am too used to see pines and other trees.

      About that cultivated willow hedge: It is easy to let grow. Only on first summer we had to water it. All other summers we need to cut down twice a summer. It is growing very fast. In one and half month it is growing about 70 centimeters / 2 feet and 3.6 inches. Cutting by secateurs takes less than one hour. The most best thing is that: it is never increased by roots of a hedge. To grow new hedge is easy, just by cutting short peaces from it and then plant them on another place.

      Comment by sartenada — January 25, 2010 @ 13:34 | Reply

  3. Hello Matti, What a lovely corner you have made in your garden with the willow hedge – a living screen from the roadway. You have a beautiful, peaceful garden. You have obviously put in a lot of work. What are the tall blue flowers, maybe Delphinium or Aconitum? I also love your garden in winter when everything is sleeping. The seasons are amazing and it is so exciting to see what happens every Spring. I do enjoy reading your Blog. Regards Jackie

    Comment by jackiequeen — January 25, 2010 @ 15:17 | Reply

    • Hello Jackie.

      Thank You for Your visit and message. Those blue flowers are Delphiniums as You guessed. In this photo they are not good. We have cut them alreay once and they started to grow again. That is why they are very small. Normally they are as high as me for example. I’ll show photos from our garden much earlier than in Spring.

      Greetings.

      Comment by sartenada — January 25, 2010 @ 17:03 | Reply

  4. Love your coffee corner! It so cozy. Good to have a house on earth🙂
    Never seen hedge made of willow. I attended (not finished though) landscape design courses and we were not even given an idea of willow hedges. I love the idea! I will try to put into action it when I have my own house.
    Have a nice day!

    Comment by Nadezhda Konovalova — January 25, 2010 @ 19:07 | Reply

    • Hello Nadezhda.

      My wife got the idea to make hedge from this living material when she had hobby to make different wicker baskets and many other things. Try to reuse our idea. Thank You leaving message.

      Comment by sartenada — January 26, 2010 @ 07:15 | Reply

  5. I’ve never seen a willow hedge before! I do love willow trees and the willow hedge is very lovely! I sure enjoyed your lush photos, and what a beautiful area to feed the soul, as well as to have coffee! I was scrolling down enjoying the oh so lovely green and drinking it in and then, snow. A lot of snow. The contrasts of the growing green and then snow was wonderful. I enjoyed your Coffee corner tell and show.🙂

    Comment by Anna Surface — January 25, 2010 @ 23:19 | Reply

    • Hi Anna.

      So nice that You noticed the difference between summer and winter in my photos. The fact is that this kind of hedge can be very dull looking without snow in winter. I am sure that You liked coffee, because I am used to make coffee since my childhood. To make coffee, its my “job”.🙂

      Comment by sartenada — January 26, 2010 @ 07:20 | Reply

  6. Hi Matti!

    Your hedge is amazing! We have a fence that lines the back of our property and the other side is an access way for telephone poles and wires and this hedge would be perfect there! I’m going to see if it could survive in Western New York but I have a feeling if it can survive the winter in Finland it should do just fine here!

    Also, I love that you made it into a relaxing coffee corner! Great idea!

    -Emily

    Comment by Miss Em — January 25, 2010 @ 23:47 | Reply

    • Hello Emily.

      Maybe it could survive in New York. I have not any idea how warm temperatures it can resists, because in Big Apple there is sometimes really warm. Anyway, if You decide to test, so water it daily at first year very much.

      Comment by sartenada — January 26, 2010 @ 07:23 | Reply

  7. Hello Matti,
    “un café, autre chose” ou même rien du tout car l’endroit est si charmant qu’il se suffit à lui-même !😀
    Une préférence pour la douceur estivale, mais la lumière est très belle sur la dernière photo enneigée.
    Je me sauve, c’est l’heure de la tisane… au coin du feu !!😛

    Comment by Marion B. — January 26, 2010 @ 00:39 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      Je me rejoins aussi que t’as trouvée la difference entre été et hiver aussi. Oui, “un café, autre chose”, quelque fois on peut goûter quelque chose plus forte que café.🙂

      Comment by sartenada — January 26, 2010 @ 07:30 | Reply

  8. You have a very beautiful yard and garden! The willow hedge fascinated me and it’s very attractive: I’ve not seen anything like it although willows are quite common here.

    Comment by montucky — January 26, 2010 @ 05:16 | Reply

    • Hello Montucky.

      Maybe our hedge gives to You make some tests with willow there. It was so nice that You left Your comment.

      Comment by sartenada — January 26, 2010 @ 07:34 | Reply

  9. hi!! so beautiful…especially covered with snow.. i wish it snowed here like that..🙂

    Comment by BNDQ8 — January 26, 2010 @ 17:49 | Reply

    • Hello BNDQ8.

      It was nice to hear that You liked it so much covered by snow. Thank You.

      Comment by sartenada — January 26, 2010 @ 17:53 | Reply

  10. Hello, Sartenda, Thanks for stopping by my blog. Oh, my goodness, your photos are so beautiful. I am definitely going to be back! Your garden is beautiful. I love your “coffee hedge”. I have some English basket willows started and am actually planing on experimenting with woven hedges and structures next spring. Your hedge is an inspiration. There is a willow artist in New York state (near where I grew up actually) who does a lot with live willow structures and hedges. So yes, to Emily, willow does just fine in New York state! Here is the link to her website. You might find her work interesting.

    http://www.englishbasketrywillows.com/Living_Willow_Structures/Gallery.htm

    Comment by kateri — January 27, 2010 @ 00:36 | Reply

  11. Hello Kateri.

    Thank You commenting and for Your visit. It is always great thing if one can catch inspiration. Hopefully we can see later Your experiments. Oh yes, very interesting link. Some were quite the same as ours!

    Comment by sartenada — January 27, 2010 @ 07:11 | Reply

  12. A beautiful, interesting hedge. Taking time out from a busy life for a bit of coffee/tea is always a good thing.

    Comment by xinapray — January 27, 2010 @ 18:13 | Reply

    • Hello xinapray.

      Yes, You just told the point. It is time to work and it is time to take a break. Thank You commenting and for Your visit.

      Comment by sartenada — January 28, 2010 @ 07:06 | Reply

  13. What a beautiful ‘cafe’ everyone should have a corner like this one.

    Comment by seanfraser — January 28, 2010 @ 21:32 | Reply

    • Helloa Sean.

      Very nice that You enjoyed “coffee in our garden corner”.

      Comment by sartenada — January 29, 2010 @ 08:12 | Reply

  14. Your coffee corner is lovely! It looks nice all year long…🙂

    Comment by megtraveling — June 15, 2013 @ 01:45 | Reply

    • Thank You Megtravel.

      I am very happy that You checked this post of mine. Thank You. Our coffee corner in our garden was very rare in Finland; maybe the only one, who knows.

      Happy Saturday!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 15, 2013 @ 12:35 | Reply


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