Start of competition: The Greenest Garden of the Year 2017 in Trondheim, Norway

Start of competition “The Greenest garden of the year 2017″  in Trondheim, Norway (in Norwegian: Årets grønneste hage Trondheim 2017) is a local garden competition in Trondheim city area. Norwegian association “Bioveier i byen” with support of administration of Trondheim city (in Norwegian: … Continue reading

05 Green roof in Oslo / Pilestredet 41

05 Green roof in Oslo / Pilestredet 41

This is a next roof in Pilestredet park on Oslo and Akershus University College The green roof consists of 3 levels and I have studied all of them. The lowest level has a public area with tables. There are photos … Continue reading

03 Green roof in Oslo / Pilestredet Park 25

03 Green roof in Oslo / Pilestredet Park 25

Pilestredet Park 25 Pilestredet park is a district in Oslo which is knows as an ecological. In the project architects used a lot of reused materials, pedestrians and cycling areas, sorting of waste, reusing water for pools and of course … Continue reading

02 Green roof in Oslo / Haraldrud Gjenvinning /Part 1

02 Green roof in Oslo / Haraldrud Gjenvinning /Part 1

Haraldrud Gjenvinning building has a biggest green roof in Oslo, Norway. It is 27 000 square meters. A small description: I am writing my master thesis about “Extensive green roofs in Oslo”. I spent 5 weeks in Oslo, Norway studying … Continue reading

01 Green roof  in Oslo / Lovisenberg diakonale høgskolen

01 Green roof in Oslo / Lovisenberg diakonale høgskolen

A small description: I am writing my master thesis about “Extensive green roofs in Oslo”. I spent 5 weeks in Oslo, Norway studying vegetation and soil on 18 green roofs. En liten beskrivelse: Jeg skriver masteroppgaven min om “Ekstensive grønne … Continue reading

Solidágo canadénsis /Kanadagullrisen/

Be careful choosing plants for garden, for example Solidágo canadénsis/Canadian goldenrod/Kanadagullrisen is one of invasive species in some regions, it dominates and push out native species.

According to Norsk Botanisk Forening (Norwegian Botanic Association), it produces chemicals, which prevent other species to grow at that soil. So Canadian goldenrod is already in black list of Norway, it can spread out more in future.
There are a post on facebook from Norwegian Botanic Association and Wikipedia page about it.

Photo from Norsk Botanisk Forening

Line between grey and green in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia

Line between grey and green in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia

There is a clear line between grey city structures such as roads and buildings on the left side of my photo to green forest (city park) on the right side. I feel so freely after looking on the forest. The … Continue reading