Linderhof


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, March 8, 2009

It's Almost Spring

Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting Metamorphasis Monday.

Metamorphasis don't happen much at Linderhof. We've lived here for 21 years and although we do give a fresh look to tabletops and perhaps buy new drapes or a new sofa or a new chair, there isn't really any "big" change. For the most part we like Linderhof the way it is!

But, after a winter of brown (for snow was noticably absent this winter), it was great to see some nice warm weather.

Which meant that I could (and needed to) address the planters in the front.


The Christmas greens -- having seen a better day (and a better month) were sad as they were real greens and this one lost most of it's needles. Reminds me of a Charlie Brown tree although in early December when I put it in the planter, it looked so Christmasy.
The other planter's tree had most of it's needles but the Kansas wind had definitely given it a tilt.

With two flats of pansies and a flat of violas, I was on a misson on Saturay. To breath a breath of spring into the planters at Linderhof.

The planters are iron and have some "age" on them. I think they're perfect for the front entrance. Filled with pansies in shades of purple and white, they say welcome to all who come to visit.
The wind was blowing madly Saturday (as it so often does on the prairie) and these pansies turned their faces from the wind so only their backsides show.

These planters took only half of a flat. I used the rest in other pots -- some around the front door and two by the back door.

23 comments:

KBeau said...

I love pansies. I think I need to put some in planters. I can't put them in the yard because the deer eat them.

Pondside said...

I planted primulas on the weekend - and prayed that the deer will leave them alone.

Susan said...

The pansies are beautiful!

Susn

Tomarie said...

Your planter has taken a beautiful metamorphasis! Love the pansies!!
Thank you for swinging by the cabin...I'm glad someone else deals with NAS also! :-) L~

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

When I saw your flowers in the wind - I just had a feeling we were living close by! I live in Lawrence and I'm just as excited about spring as you are! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my site too!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh my you must be getting the same wind we have- It has been blowing for 5 days straight!!!

I love the rusty ol urn and even though they are blowin in the wind- the pansy are a breath of fresh air to see- I'm so wanting spring!

blessings
mary

Shelia said...

Lovely little blooms!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda said...

That's a gorgeous planter, and pansies are my favorite! Lind

Momovthree said...

What a great touch of spring!
~Michelle

LaurenFaythe said...

I love the planter! I love pansies too. They are so hardy.

Chandy said...

A breath of fresh air... Great choice for today! Happy Monday!

Mrs.DD said...

Nothing says spring like pansies! Love the urn. Have a great day!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

What wonderful urns!! I'm in your neighboring state and thought it was too early for pansies. I love them. Looks like I'll have to see if I can find some.

Thanks for stopping by to see me and for your most appreciated comments! :)

Donna

xinex said...

Beautiful pansies! I planted some in our yard too...Christine

Acorn Cottage said...

Love your containers. Anything that has a patina looks real nice in my eyes, especially in the garden department. I love pansies. Always a good choice for springtime.

Linda said...

Pansies, nice choice and great in those old planter urns!
Linda Q

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Oh, now those pansies are looking springy! Cool urns, which such an awesome patina.

Erica said...

Martha......


I love your pansies and your gorgeous flower urn.

I haven't seen any pansie's in my neck of woods at the stores yet, but pretty soon they will be here.
Thank's for sharing......

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Pansies are such happy little flowers. How I am longing to get my fingers in the dirt!!

Martha said...

Pamela --

pansies are the only flowers that return your smile!

Tracy said...

Oh, I can't wait for pansies! We have a few weeks to go before they will be ok to plant here. They certainly perk up your planter!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Oh, this makes me long for spring even more! Love the look of the rustic urns. :-) Susan

Charlene said...

There is nothing like the sweet faces of a pansy smiling back at you. Just makes it feel like spring! Enjoy!