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, June 23, 2009

The Garden Tour

The Garden Tour was a great success and here are some pictures of Linderhof's gardens -- at their best!
"Jeeves" directing tour guests to go onto the front porch.
Where our ticket takers sat under a cooling ceiling fan and sheltered from the sweltering sun.
Under the portico past the ferns into the back garden.

A few of my planters (I collect them!). The tall tree is a Dew Drop Tree -- one of the most asked about plants on the tour.

Before you enter the garden, a bistro table and chairs. It's a shady place in the morning.
And through the garden gate . . . . so many people stopped to admire the succulent living wreath.
And into the garden -- with the fish pond on the right, the breakfast room straight ahead and the back garden and herb garden just a few feet away.

From the potting shed, this is the view of the pergola.

You go from patio through another arbor into the herb garden.

From the pergola looking toward the breakfast room.
From the side garden looking toward the patio.

I wanted to share part of Linderhof's garden at Susan's Outdoor Wednesday. For more outdoor spots, visit Susan at A Southern Day Dreamer.

It was fun being part of the tour and both Husband Jim and myself thoroughly enjoyed the weekend (although Saturday morning was a bit hectic). The gardens never looked better and I was happy to share them with the Tour Goers.


Herbgirl said...

What beautiful gardens! How lucky are those that got to tour. I love all the garden accents you've added and also the seating areas. Gardens like yours are truly heaven on earth!
Herbal Blessings, Mandy

Mary Bergfeld said...

Martha, your gardens are just beautiful. What work this must have been! I'm glad that your efforts were rewarded.

Claudia said...

Garden tours always put me in my place! :)

I dont have a green thumb at all.

I need to get some help LOL


Carrie said...

What marveloous garden views...all the details are so pleasing!

Kammy said...

Gorgeous pics ! I adore the brick patios !
HUgs ~ Kammy

Southerncook said...


Loved this post and it made me feel like I was there. Your garden is truly inspiring.


the wild raspberry said...

it looks great!
love your old bistro chairs....

The Stylish House said...

I have told you before I am a fan of your lovely home and now your garden also! Was this for a community event or a garden group? Your home has so much charm and character. I recall you were thinking of doing some work on your back steps? Thank you for sharing this I enjoyed the virtual garden tour.

Keetha Broyles said...

Very lovely.

Crystal said...

Oh my heavens! Just absolutley gorgeous. I love every nook and cranny of your garden(s).
Thank you so much for the virtual tour. I am glad you had a good time.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Love these pics...beautiful gardens and I love the brick patio...

Casabella Cottage said...

I love your is so lovely and peaceful! Liz

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty garden - thanks for the tour.

stefanie said...

thanks for the tour, beatiful

The French Nest said...

Garden tours are always fun and definitely inspiring, and yours is particularly beautiful.

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Oh how lovely!

Unknown said...

Beautiful gardens. Thanks for taking us on the grand tour. I love all the urns, the brick, the ferns, everything!

niartist said...

Martha! I bet Linderhof was the best one on the tour!! Ok - I made a list so I wouldn't forget to compliment things: 1. LOVE LOVE LOVE those metal urns on the stoop, they're gorgeous - and I love the slight rust color in them from age and use. Oooo, la la, so me. 2. That screen and candle stand on the porch are fantastic - that whole set up just screams beauty - but I covet that screen and the candlestand ... is that one piece?? Oh boy ... I'm on a mission to duplicated that, now! 3. Those ferns are magnficent! I wish I could keep them alive. I've already killed on this year - and I bought another one for the photo shoot with the Buffalo News - and I bet it'll die in a few days. I think I need to look up how to care for Boston ferns. Another thing to add to the to-do list. 4. I'm loving the succulent wreath, too! It's beautiful beyond words - and such an interesting and textural touch to your garden! 5. The running brick pathway to the center statuary! OH MY GOODNESS, this just screams out TAKE ME HOME! LOL! I want something like that, but alas - it's not quite what fits in the long and narrow English gardens of Casa de la Vanderdogan! I'm putting it in my inspiration file though for the lake house. :) Thanks so much for sharing these remarkable and inspirational pictures with everyone here Martha! You're a great gardener, and a visionary with so many of your vignettes. I learn a lot from you!

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Can I give you my address so that you can send the living wreath and the ferns right away?! ha.

What a beautiful tour...everything is just lovely...lots of eye candy.

Thank you for sharing.


asouthernsunset said...

This is my first visit to your blog and, OMGosh...I LOVE your garden...Love it! I am so inspired to create and add to my garden/landscaped area and your blog is just the place for inspiration. You are going on my lil' blog roll so that I can get here easily every day!
Thank you!

Pondside said...

Just beautiful - how I wish I could see it for real! Your tables were very sweet - I know that there will be lots of imitation on patios across the continent.
Do you do this every year? Do many households take part?

~~Rhonda said...

Thank you for the tour! I enjoyed it thoroughly! ~~Rhonda

Deborah said...

Oh my goodness! You have been holding out on the Share a Garden Sunday!!! How WONDERFUL! I would like to come stay for a week, please and thank you. **blows kisses** Deborah

Regina said...

Beautiful garden. Nice and lovely post.

Martha said...

The rest of the garden will be on SAGS Sunday!