Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Cherubs in the Garden

Somehow gardens and cherubs go together. What is a garden without a cherub on top of a birdbath or peeking around a garden plant?

Linderhof's garden is no exception and we have several cherubs in our garden. This little guy spends the winter in the breakfast room for I love to have garden ornaments indoors in the winter. He's armless but has character and a sweet face. He presides over the perennial gardens on the side of the house.

This is a small cherub in the birdbath between the drives. He's old, started life as a fountain and his base is cracked. But he brings a smile to my face each morning as I make the breakfast coffee and peer out at him.
This cherub is a sham. A very inexpensive Hobby lobby purchase but he looks as good as his concrete brothers! The base is real but he is not and his kingdom is the lilies of the valley below!
What would gardens be without cherubs? The gardens at Linderhof would be a much duller place, that's for sure.

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