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.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Garden Cloches

I love cloches in the garden -- as much for decoration as for practicality. My latest acquisition (a Christmas present to myself) are these four Guy Wolff rhubarb forcing pots or terra cotta cloches.

A "been wanting forever" item, I decided to splurge and treat myself to not one or two but four! They shall look great in the garden this spring and in the meantime will winter on the front porch.

Whether I shall use them for their intended purpose or use them just for decoration remains to be seen but I've been toying with the idea of adding some vegetables and fruits to the herbs and flowers in the garden. Rhubarb, I think, would be a wonderful addition.


Melissa said...


I just found your blog. I LOVE it. You are so talented.

I must be by to visit again soon.

Happy Holidays!

Sunbonnet Cottage

Mary Bergfeld said...

Martha, they look beautiful, but how do you keep them from cracking with your extreme winter weather?

Martha said...

They're on the porch this winter -- next winter they'll live in the garage.