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.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cherubs in the Garden Reprise


As there are faeries in the garden at Linderhof, so are there cherubs. We're on the garden tour next week which means that I'm busy out in the garden -- too busy, in fact, to take pictures and so -- because I just couldn't miss Artie's Share a Garden Sunday. In order to be in two places at one time, I decided to participate in Chari's Sunday Favorites.

This Lines From Linderhof was originally posted June 5, 2008.



Somehow gardens and cherubs go together. What is a garden without a cherub on top of a birdbath or peeking around a garden plant?

Linderhof's garden is no exception and we have several cherubs in our garden. This little guy spends the winter in the breakfast room for I love to have garden ornaments indoors in the winter. He's armless but has character and a sweet face. He presides over the perennial gardens on the side of the house.


This is a small cherub in the birdbath between the drives. He's old, started life as a fountain and his base is cracked. But he brings a smile to my face each morning as I make the breakfast coffee and peer out at him.
This cherub is a sham. A very inexpensive Hobby lobby purchase but he looks as good as his concrete brothers! The base is real but he is not and his kingdom is the lilies of the valley below!
What would gardens be without cherubs? The gardens at Linderhof would be a much duller place, that's for sure.

For more great gardens -- and the most beautiful garden pot ever -- visit Artie at Color Outside the Lines

And to see more reprises of great posts, visit Chari at Happy to Design. As it is like visiting an old friend to reread a good book, it's also nice to have another chance to visit some great posts.

17 comments:

Chandy said...

Glad you reposted your beautiful garden. This is before I was blogging about tablescapes. Love the cherubs...

niartist said...

Oh Martha, repeats are fine! Just fine! :) This is beautiful - I love that fountain! Your garden is spectacular. I wish I lived closer so I could take some of your cuttings and divisions! :) LOL! Can't wait to see pictures from your secret garden tours! Thanks for taking part in this weeks Share a Garden Sunday! It wouldn't be the same without you!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love all oranmental garden things... (better word??) and cherubs are right up there in my top 100!!! And yours are precious, Martha!

xoxo
Jane

Isa said...

Cherubs must be in gardens, to be sure - and yours are lovely. You did a great job being two places at one time and I can't wait to see more pictures of your beautiful garden.
xo Isa

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a smart idea! Repost and participate in Artie's party! Your garden looks beautiful, and I can't wait to see pictures from the day of the tour. I know it will be amazing! laurie

Cindy said...

What pretty garden ornaments and a lovely garden too!! Cindy

Brenda said...

Fairies and cherubs seems to always grace a garden and bring it a sense of whimsy. Yours is no exception!
Brenda

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I missed this post. What a lovely garden you have. So inviting and especially charming with your beautiful sculptures.

Sue said...

Looking forward to more pics of your garden and the tour. Found you on Chari's blog. I love garden ornamentals because they add so much character to the plant life. thanks for sharing, Sue

Cass @ That Old House said...

Martha, one never gets too much of Linderhof!

Your garden is so beautiful. Didn't you have a recent garden tour? How did it go?

Cass

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Gorgeous! So fun to find new gardens via Artie!

Best to you on your garden tour...hope to see pics after (or during!)

Deborah said...

Oh I love him! The expression on his face is priceless! Thank you for the tour! **blows kisses** Deborah

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Love the cherubs and the water features.

Chari said...

Hi Martha...

So happy to have you join in with Sunday Favorites this week, my friend! Thank you for the lovely note that you left at my place!

Martha...I totally agree with you! What is a garden without cherubs? Hehe! I really do have a "thing" for these little heavenly beings...I haven't found a cherub yet that I haven't fallen in love with! Ohhh...and you have some darling ones!!! Such pretty gardens too, my friend! Thank you so much for sharing this post with all of us...it was new to me and such a joy to visit!!!

Have a super Sunday, my friend!
Chari
PS...best wishes to you on your Garden tours...can't wait to see photos!!!

Lori E said...

Enjoy your garden tour day. I wish I could come and see it.

Dixie said...

I love cherubs in the garden...lovely.. absolutely lovely!

Anitra Cameron said...

Loved seeing your cherubs out in the garden! You're right, too--the Hobby Lobby cherub looks every bit as authentic as the "real McCoy".

You make me want to go photograph my own garden...oh, which reminds me: I've got to get out there and dig up the deceased Japanese maple and plant that new euphorbia before the temps hit the 90's they're predicting today!