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Title: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 18, 2018, 20:33:47
It's been a long time since we have seen Sven and Torvald from Gardening with Sven, or the Garden Center they work at. It's much larger than it was in the past, so here is a tour.

Sven and Torvald Welcome you

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1835/44116797221_095e58843d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ads7NR)Garden Center Open (https://flic.kr/p/2ads7NR) by Tim (https://www.flickr.com/photos/71879015@N00/), on Flickr

An overview

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Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 18, 2018, 20:35:18
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1853/30247114728_e7783dc6f7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/N5Qnq5)Garden Center no3 (https://flic.kr/p/N5Qnq5) by Tim (https://www.flickr.com/photos/71879015@N00/), on Flickr

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Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 18, 2018, 20:36:57
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1832/30247221638_bb3e7eb47c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/N5QVcm)Garden Center no7 (https://flic.kr/p/N5QVcm) by Tim (https://www.flickr.com/photos/71879015@N00/), on Flickr

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Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 18, 2018, 20:38:18
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Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 18, 2018, 20:39:36
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1884/43396908174_8cc0115e61_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/297QuSJ)Garden Center no21 (https://flic.kr/p/297QuSJ) by Tim (https://www.flickr.com/photos/71879015@N00/), on Flickr

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Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 18, 2018, 20:41:01
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1820/44115655441_dcc4a0cedd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2admgoZ)Garden Center no26 (https://flic.kr/p/2admgoZ) by Tim (https://www.flickr.com/photos/71879015@N00/), on Flickr

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Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 18, 2018, 20:42:34
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1863/44115753811_940135b672_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2admLD2)Garden Center no31 (https://flic.kr/p/2admLD2) by Tim (https://www.flickr.com/photos/71879015@N00/), on Flickr

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Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 18, 2018, 20:44:47
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Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 18, 2018, 20:46:51
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Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 18, 2018, 20:49:11
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Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 18, 2018, 20:50:28
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Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 18, 2018, 20:51:47
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Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 18, 2018, 20:54:18
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1847/29178371917_d363846f89_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LsoMpT)Garden Center no65 (https://flic.kr/p/LsoMpT) by Tim (https://www.flickr.com/photos/71879015@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1843/43397707014_cf8abebaf4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/297UAkQ)Garden Center no67 (https://flic.kr/p/297UAkQ) by Tim (https://www.flickr.com/photos/71879015@N00/), on Flickr

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Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 18, 2018, 20:56:07
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1811/43397723034_547d5b7d94_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/297UF73)Garden Center no68 (https://flic.kr/p/297UF73) by Tim (https://www.flickr.com/photos/71879015@N00/), on Flickr

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Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 18, 2018, 20:57:59
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I know you will all enjoy a picture of the variety of buckets available  ;D

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Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 18, 2018, 20:59:17
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Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 18, 2018, 21:00:49
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Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 18, 2018, 21:02:22
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Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 18, 2018, 21:03:35
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Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 18, 2018, 21:04:53
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Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 18, 2018, 21:06:25
That's all for this visit. I hope you have enjoyed looking at my diorama. There are some additional photos at my Flickr page you can see by clicking any of the links in this thread.
Thanks for reading!
Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: leefert on August 18, 2018, 21:16:19
I was going to be disappointed until I saw the bucket display :lmao:

I like it a lot!

I like your Flamingo stockpile :D
Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: playmofire on August 18, 2018, 21:21:55
Only one word will do - AWESOME!
Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: tahra on August 18, 2018, 21:44:36
Wow...

It is all so beautiful. And huge... the "floor" is really really nice.

And I LOVE the viking entrance! :)  (and all the viking staff :P )

There's a bunny at the door! :o

The pavillion with all the flowers under it looks amazing.

I see my fave viking is also there...

Oh, and colorful raccoons.. and birdies! And a frog. And a turtle :love:  That is a lovely spot.

And a bunny fountain! With storks...

Wait a minute....  :hmm:  ...ah, they are meant to be garden decorations.... I suppose I am slow :-[

And the flamingos too... (is that a 123 squirrel?)  Great ideas! I would never dream of that, I think...

The odd yellow sleepy lady from the figures looks great there!

The garden furniture is all colorful - makes ME wanna buy it!  And so is the inside of the building (love the flowers on the walls)

And yes, a great variety of buckets is a MUST! ;D

That is an amazing shot from the window :love:  You take great pics Tiermann :)

(AH, but that one is a real live squirrely on the .. greenhouse (?).. )


Amazing work, as always  :love:  Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: bml87 on August 19, 2018, 12:27:32
Wow! That is an amazing diorama, Tim!!! Very original use of the animals! I would never have thought of making such a diorama, apparently it opens a lot of possibilities, which you took! Looking at the pictures is like searching for Waldo, in other words: a lot of details!
Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: GrahamB on August 19, 2018, 13:44:40
It's great to see those Viking boys have reformed their ways. Now it's strictly tillage, lupins and rake.

Amazing dio, Tim. All those fiddly flower heads must have taken ages. And the use of the house with an extra conservatory is very imaginative. Just so much going on, but the buckets are especially noteworthy!
Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 19, 2018, 17:02:01
Thanks all! Yes those flowers made it the most labor intensive diorama I have done. It's been on the back burner for years though and I was happy to finally get it all together.

Yes Tahra the big 123 squirrel is decor but the regular squirrel is a 'real' one. I am kind if back and forth on that. So who knows, maybe the blue raccoons are real but just hold really still during the day and hope nobody buys them.
Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Macruran on August 19, 2018, 17:50:46
This is next level work.  :(o): :clap: :bloom: :viking: :*)
Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Daniela on August 22, 2018, 18:06:06
I love it!  :love: :love: :love:

Itīs really, really beautiful!!!
Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Luftgaengerin on August 28, 2018, 08:49:24
Tim, your diorama is AWESOME - thank you so much for sharing this!

I love all the unexpected details, like the viking-ornaments, the fountain and garden decorations with white animals (perfect!) and the storks from the fairies, the waterlily pound, the table with the little palm trees and the flower-necklace-mannequin, the many folded chairs stacked over one another, etc etc etc...  :love:

How long did it take to finish it? (it looks like a lot of work but, of course, so much worth it!)
I don't think I'll ever get tired of looking at it.
 :wave:
Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on August 28, 2018, 17:25:52
I don't know for certain about time, but it was more time than usual. I work on diorama projects in my spare moments over the course of months. This one was done over a two month period I think, with longer stretches working on it than usual. Lots of little flowers to put on stems.

Thanks for the kind comments everyone!
Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Birdie on November 05, 2018, 19:11:01
This is fabulous! It's one of those dios I really wish I could see irl.
Great theme for a garden centre  ;D
Title: Re: Viking Garden Center
Post by: Tiermann on November 06, 2018, 00:19:18
Thanks Bridie, great to see you back!