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.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Linderhof's Back Garden

It's time for Outdoor Wednesday hosted by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer. Stop by and see all of the great outside spaces this Wednesday.

My favorite outdoor space is the back garden at Linderhof. It's not very big but that suits me well. Just enough. And with either hard surfaces or planting beds, we don't have to mow it. Instead we pick grass blades and weeds one at a time!
Our new pond, filled with fish, finally landscaped (although the sunflower seeds are sprouting with wild abandon -- because Husband Jim always puts seeds on the statue -- the favorite feeding station of our cardinals) and has turned from an ugly triangle into a pretty oasis.
The pergola -- reached from the patio by going through the arbor and through the herb garden. Each column has a wisteria plant that's starting to grow up and around the column. I can't wait until it is wisteria covered -- for shade in the summer and for blooms and aroma in May.

My favorite birdbath is the little square one that looks antique. The birds like it as well.
The garden gate with the living wreath -- pansies now and I'm going to try succulents this summer. Soon it shall be the time to replant the wreath! A grouping of plants and a small birdbath are on the other side of the garden gate.

From the back of the patio looking towards the house. The patio, it seems, is never leaf free -- but as I often vacuum the house, husband "blows" the patio. And as the house gets "dirty" again so the patio has leaves.

The big white pots hold blueberry bushes and lettuce while other pots hold colorful annuals or green topiaries.

29 comments:

ellen b said...

Hello Martha! Your back garden is so dreamy. I really like it! Enjoy...

Amy said...

A lovely garden. Thanks for sharing.

amy@maisonbelle

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Martha! Oh your yard is wonderful! It looks like a secret garden! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Martha said...

Susan -- funny you should call it a "Secret Garden" -- for on Father's Day weekend it will be part of our town's "Secret Garden" tour!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This is so beautiful. I think I would feel transported to a different time and place if I were able to sit in this lovely garden. As a matter of fact, I might never leave. Thank you for sharing this. laurie

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I would love to just sit around in your garden. So lovely. I love the bird bath. And the cat at the little pond is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Martha,
What a beautiful and relaxing place you have. Thank you for sharing.
Sue

Kathleen said...

Very pretty! I like that it is raised..easier on the back..
Blueberries..must get me one bush and hide it from the birds!

Mary said...

Martha, how beautiful and serene. Your pictures are lovely.

Light and Voices said...

Your garden looks like a peaceful place to have a cup of tea in. Thanks for the tour.
Joyce

Maryrose said...

Hello Martha.
Lovely garden. I could lose myself in it's tranquility. Love all of the fun elements. Thanks for the tour.
Maryrose

Cindy said...

This does look like a Secret Garden, so enchanting! Cindy

Patty said...

So many lovely things to look at, you just want to keep exploring. It's wonderful!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Gorgeous gardens. I like the tiny pond - would love to have one here. I agree with Susan. Your yard looks like a secret garden.
Sam

Acorn Cottage said...

I'm ready for an iced tea, and good book and a lounge chair....just lovely, thanks for sharing your beautiful sanctuary.

Martha said...

Nancy --

Linderhof's gardens will be open for tour June 20 and 21 -- hope you and some friends can come down -- I'll have icy tea and if you bring the book -- would love to meet you!

Melissa Wertz said...

Martha, the garden is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us. Happy OW!

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

You have wonderful things in your garden. The first photo with the pond, angle , and pink blossoms bowing on the pond - Beautiful!

The square bird bath is nice too, not the typical round one :-)

When all of your flowers are in bloom, must be one haven you have there :-)

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

li

Painter's Place said...

Your backyard is beautiful! I definitely need to work on mine!

Southerncook said...

Martha,

Your Outdooor Wednesday post is gorgeous. I always enjoy seeing pics when your William Baffin rose is blooming and LOVE those white pots.

Carolyn

Love Bears All Things said...

This looks so inviting. I'll stop by for a cup of tea soon.
Mama Bear

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Martha your garden is just so beautiful. What a wonderful, peaceful place to enjoy!

Casabella West said...

I would love to spend a day in your garden learning all your green thumb tips! It's lovely! Liz

Lori E said...

There is so much to see in your garden. I am sure in person it is even more intriguing.

Brenda said...

An old-fashioned house and a gorgeous garden. What more can a girl ask for?
Brenda

Pondside said...

What a beautiful place. The idea of hard surface, pots and bed is very attractive at the time of year when mowing is a constant activity.

Crystal said...

Hello Martha,
Happy Outdoor Wednesday! It is so nice to visit your blog again. Your gardens are absolutely gorgeous. My husband built a pergola like that for me at our house in York, I really do miss it:) It was great to see yours, that wisteria will be allover it in no time.
Thanks for sharing!
Crystal

Susan said...

Your garden is beautiful! We had a pond at another house and I want another one now!!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love these glimpses into your garden! Beautiful!