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.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The First Bouquet of the Season

The daffodils have been blooming at Linderhof for about a week. We love these gay harbingers of spring. So much so that every fall for the 20 autumns that we've lived here we've planted bulbs. Some years more than others. Some years pricey bulbs from a bulb catalogue while other years big bags of Mt. Hood, although common a favorite.
We don't like to strip the garden so we make sure that there are enough blooms for inside as well as out.

We always like a bouquet of flowers on the breakfast room table and from these first daffodils through the mums of fall, there is always something from the garden in one of the small vases that we've collected for these bouquets.
The forecast for the prairie this weekend is snow -- my poor daffodils may awaken tomorrow to find themselves covered with a blanket of snow!


Pondside said...

Our daffodils are still only a the promise of the green shoots peeking out of the earth. Everything is so late this year - hard to believe it's the end of March.
Your little bouquet is like a splash of sunshine.

Erica [teacup] said...

Martha.......very pretty.
Our Daffodils aren't even peeking yet. I have some on one side of my garden, can hardly wait.

Mary Bergfeld said...

How very beautiful! The colors bespeak spring.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love daffodils and yours are so pretty. Beautiful vase. Hugs, Marty

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello Martha...

Thank you for sharing your first blooms of the season with us...I just adore daffodils! Mine have just barely peeked their heads above ground...we still have snow!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Brenda Pruitt said...

I need to get daffodils next fall. My garden has been "owned" by me for four years. So still fairly young. I do have tulips and hyacinths. We're having a cold snap here in Texas too. But no snow is predicted.

Toad said...

The best part of daffs is the deer won't eat them.

Maya said...

Oh, still snow on the way..., here in Southern New England I just start seeing some dafodils peeking, and I think I'm going to plant some too.

The Norwegian said...

Your daffodils just make me want to bury my face in them! They are out and abounding here in N.C. and never fail to cheer!