Drømmen om en skulptur i haven, hvor blomstrende græsser og vild flora slynger sig om den, er vakt efter et besøg hos blomsterkunstner Tage Andersen

Mon vejret snyder fuglene? Har de ikke opdaget, at det er sommer? I år har vi blåbærrene i fred. Til min store overraskelse er det ikke nødvendigt med net. Det er rart, fordi mit blåbærbed er vanskeligt at overdække. Blåbærrene bliver også nemt revet af, når jeg bakser med at komme ind under nettet for at plukke.

Sommeren eller mangel på samme byder med andre ord på et nemmere liv i blåbærbedet. De blåsorte duggede bær modner efterhånden, og der er nok til frisk brug, til at sylte eller til at gemme i fryseren.

Som de fleste har jeg storfrugtet blåbær Vaccinium corymbosum. Buskene trives i vores klima, de er hårdføre med god frugtsætning, bærrene smager godt og er nemme at tage af buskene. Den rigelige nedbør de seneste måneder er udmærket for blåbær, blot jorden i bedet dræner godt. Blåbærbuske må ikke stå i vandlidende jord, men de må heller ikke tørste.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

Vådt vejr med ophold

I Småland har det også regnet i år, blot ikke i samme grad som herhjemme. Min sommerferierejse gennem Sverige til Stockholm var langt hen ad vejen solbeskinnet. Kun Skånes vejrlig mindede om vores, ellers var det tørvejr, og de fleste dage beriget med bragende sol og behagelig varme.

Vi har tidligere holdt ferie i Skåne, hvilket er hyggeligt og distancemæssigt nemt, den mere arketypiske svenske natur folder sig imidlertid først ud, når man bevæger sig længere op i Sverige, og vælger man Stockholm, er det på sin plads at gøre holdt på rejsen ved en dansker.

 

 

Tæmmet vildt

Blomsterkunstner Tage Andersen ejer den smålandske herregård Gunillaberg - et øde beliggende gult træbygningsværk med tilhørende have, skovstykke og marker. Kunsten udleves i et overjordisk smukt, men også kantet univers, imens kunstneren selv lever en enkel tilværelse i herregårdens øverste gemakker.

Besøger man Gunillaberg, er det som at træde ind i et eventyr. Der går dyr af gamle racer på marken. Får, geder og køer med krumme horn og små tykke grise daser i solen. Dværghøns pludrer bag et højt, dunkelt net spændt ud som hegn, eller unghaner går frit rundt og poserer og blander sig med sorte ænder ved vandtruget i perlestenene ved siden af stramtklippet buksbom plantet i kæmpe rustikke dekorative træbaljer. Det hele falder kønt ind i eventyruniverset, hvor vildt møder bløde former, stramme strukturer og fantasifulde figurer.

Netop det vilde, naturen, er vigtig på Gunillaberg. En almindelig have findes ikke på stedet, men det menneskeskabte åbenbarer sig som fikspunkter, der kultiverer og perspektiverer de vajende græsstrå, vilde planter og krogede træer.

 

Selvfølgelig kan dyrene på stedet ikke passe sig selv, men haven kan langt hen ad vejen, fordi der ikke er en græsplæne, der skal slås og staudebede at luge. Naturen får lov til at herske med al sin uprætentiøse berettigelse samtidig med, at den bliver finurligt kringlet, hvorved der opstår en næsten uvirkelig smuk spænding mellem kultur, kunst og natur. Forbindelsen er harmonisk, og intet tryner hinanden.

 

Tage Andersen er også meget langt fra at tryne sine dyr. Han elsker dem og respekterer dem så meget, at der på Gunillaberg kun slagtes en lille smule af fåreflokken en gang imellem. Ellers er filosofien, at dyrene dør af alderdom.

 

 

Skulptur med fløjlsblomst

I sidste uge kunne du i min klumme læse om fløjlsblomst Tagetes. Jeg dyrker mine tagetes i krukker og synes, det er smukt. Men på Gunillaberg tog fløjlsblomst et kvantespring i skønhed. Her var blomstrende fløjlsblomst en del af en Tage Andersen-skulptur.

Skulpturen er skabt af zink og jern; arketypiske materialer for den 70-årige kunstner, og indeni skulpturen dyrkes rustrød fløjlsblomst. Skulpturen står tæt på gavlen ved Gunillaberg og pryder en lille eng. Omkring skulpturen vajer de smukkeste smålandske sommergræsser og vilde planter. Helhedsbilledet illustrerer kunst og kultur versus den vilde natur.

Det klør i fingrene efter at sætte en dragende skulptur på min egen eng og lade blomstrende græsser og den vilde flora svøbe sig om værket. Men min grund ligger for tæt på skoven, og efter danske forhold er der regler. Man må ikke ændre på landskabet og naturen sådan et sted. Jeg skal være glad for, at jeg har fået lov til at have et drivhus.

 

Tip

I august til september samler jeg frø af mine fløjlsblomster. Det er nemt, frøene er aflange og ligner en lille børste. Når planterne ikke er hybrider eller har tendens til at krydse sig med hinanden, vil næste generation fremstå ligeså fin som moderplanten. Frøene skal være tørre, når de gemmes, og de lagres tørt, mørkt og køligt.

Fløjlsblomst Tagetes linnaeus også kaldet "Linné tagetes" er særdeles anbefalelsesværdig, fordi den er en sand pryd. Tagetes linnaeus er en svensk kulturarvssort, der kan føres tilbage til haven, der tilhørte botanikeren Carl von Linné (1707-1778) . Blomsterne er rustrøde, og planten bliver op til 1 meter høj og fremstår velforgrenet.

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