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.