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 27, 2009

Garden Tour - Part II

More images from Linderhof's garden -- from last week's garden tour . . . .the heat of this week has certainly taken a toll on some of the plants.
An arbor at the back of the patio -- sweet smelling pink roses climb over each side.
The brick path from the patio to the potting shed -- lemon balm lines the right side in front of the iron fence.
One of the many pieces of concrete in the garden -- this one holds flowers -- pansies in fall, lettuce in spring, and a combination of fern and caladium this summer.
The faerie garden -- the spikey things on the right are called fairy lilies. A lovely pink bloom.
As you walk up our drive -- two old ladders add interest, a "Southern" iron chair and the boxes (which are usually filled with begonias -- but this year some spilly purple plants) -- and just before the garden -- our frog fountain!

The pond and the backside of the cat!
The window box filling out nicely.
The tulip poplar with favorite pots -- French ones filled with endless summer hydrangea, a great concrete box filled with angel wing begonia and a favorite lion's head pot with pink geraniums. The plant in the clay pot is a fig tree -- tiny -- but perhaps some day Linderhof's gardens will have figs!
The angel wing begonia -- which will probably have to come in this winter -- it is absolutely stunning!

It's always fun to join in Artie's Share a Garden Sunday -- To see more great garden's (including Artie's) -- just head on over to Color Outside the Lines.


niartist said...

Martha, of course I LOVE it when you play along with Share a Garden Sunday! Your gardens are so magnificent - it's always a treat! I'm intrigued by the "lemon balm" tell me more about that.

Deborah said...

Soooooooo pretty! I swooned at the arbor! Such a tease though, leaving us wanting more and more!

Carrie said...

I again enjoyed seeing more of your beautiful garden...especially delightful are the varied pots with their blooms.

ChrisC said...

I stand in awe of your garden.It is stunning!

Tracie said...

This is so cute! I love the wheelbarrow...and covet your pond :>...thanks for sharing!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a wonderful tour it must have been! You have so many interesting features. I was so hot here last week also!

What a pleasure it must have been for your guests to enjoy tea and shortbread in your home.

Skoots1moM said...

i'd be so busy in your may vignettes!

bj said...

I love seeing your beautiful garden.

Joyce said...

I like seeing your garden and think the old ladders are a nice addition for interest. I especially like the wheelbarrow. Stay cool. It is 100 at the beach today and needless to say I am sitting on a beach towel here in the A/C sipping a tall ice tea. There is no way I am going outside again today:)

Brenda Pruitt said...

I love your yard! I also have lemon balm, and love the smell it gives off. Your gardens and spots are a thing of beauty, and you are very creative with them.

Unknown said...

What a pretty garden, I would love it if we had an arbor like that in our backyard.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I lament that my yard is shady. Shady is nice that it is cool on a hot day, but it limits the selection of flowers. However, your shady garden is so tranquil and restful. I love how the arbor leads you to that bench. I want to go and sit there.

~~Rhonda said...

The fairy garden is SO cute! Love the wheelbarrow. :) I enjoyed the tour of your garden! ~~Rhonda

Judy said...

Your home and gardens are so so beautiful. What a source of joy they must be for you.