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, June 30, 2009

My Secret Garden

Beyond the arbor is my secret garden. A grapevine grows up one side of the arbor. Just before the entrance is the sundial -- the base from an old water fountain in Gunn Park. (Special since Mr. Gunn's son lived at Linderhof in the late 20's)
A brick lined path of stone and pebbles winds it's way through this garden. Plants are planted wherever there is room. No order here in the secret garden.
Some bee balm and false sunflower just starting to bloom.
A birdbath and a bunny -- garden art even in the secret garden.
With flowers on the gate, the stone path continues past the hydrangea and back to the front walk.

The Secret Garden blooms early with daffodils and tulips and early July with a riot of lilies and the purple coneflowers. Mid June most of the blooms are absent although the bee balm is blooming nicely and the false sunflower is about to bloom. The butter and eggs are blooming nicely and are a nice touch of yellow that bloom wherever they want.

I call this my higgedly piggedly garden -- no order, no form -- some flowers growing where THEY want (even in the middle of the path).

Join Susan at A Southern Daydreamer and see what else is in the outdoors this Wednesday.

42 comments:

Deanna said...

Lovely Secret Garden!
Peaceful and pleasant.
A nice place to enjoy.

Perhaps someday I will get to visit you. Thank you.

Summer blessings,
~D~

Southerncook said...

I love your "Secret Garden". Everything in your garden is so very beautiful. I try to have something blooming all the time but in our heat right now all my beds are taking a rest from bloom time with a few exceptions.

I did see your Monday post and left a comment. I am making that dip on the Fourth of July. It looks divine!!!!

Carolyn

Blue Creek Home said...

I love your higgedly piggedly garden!
Rhonda

Marie said...

J'adore your secret garden, especially the stone path as you enter the white picket fence gate!
-marie

Still Learning said...

It's so very pretty. You have some very beautiful flowers. I think that's great that you can have a place that is your own to grow as nature intended and it's casual as well as having a well planned garden. The best of both worlds. You must truly enjoy your outdoors, it's just beautiful.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Very lovely.

As a child I always long for a quite away from everyone spot. What a joy this would be.

Thanks for sharing.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Mary said...

What a lovely quiet place. It's all so very beautiful, Martha. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the holiday weekend.

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Thank you for sharing your secret garden with us. I'm envious of all the flowers you have! It's so difficult to grow a garden where I live. At least I get to enjoy yours!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Lovely place, but it's not a secret anymore. ;)

Lisa Shatzer said...

How wonderful to have a secret garden. Yours looks lovely!

Mama said...

shhhhh I won't tell anyone about your secret garden, it's so lovely, I love Bee Balm and Purple Coneflowers, happy outdoor Wednesday, Kathy.

Ebie said...

Lovely "Secret Garden". Love the white picket fence!

Lana G! said...

What a great peaceful retreat! Love your secret garden!

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Well, sometimes garden with no form makes a perfect secret garden, with it's natural look :-) I love the pathway. Lucky you to have one :-)

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

bj said...

I think everyone should have a secret garden...I just don't have the room for one.
This looks so peaceful...a place to sit and gather thoughts. Thanks for sharing..

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

I love secret gardens! Thank you for sharing your beauty.

Becky K. said...

I could enjoy spending time in your secret garden.

My Bee balm is red. I liked seeing your purple.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Becky K.

Regina said...

Lovely garden. Happy outdoor.

irene said...

Thanks for showing your secret garden..no more secret!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful secret garden, Martha!

pk @ room remix said...

How fun to have a secret garden! Thanks for sharing.

Rosemary said...

It was quite joyful to meander thru your higgeldy-piggeldy garden with you today! Thank you! May I offer you a nice tall glass of raspberry mint tea I recently brewed?
Nancy
P.S. I refer to my sister's garden as higgeldy-piggeldy too! I can see the similarities between her garden and yours!

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

I love secret gardens!! I've always wanted one but just may have to make me one after seeing yours!
Have a great day and Happy OW!

Susan said...

I love it - what a fun little garden.
My favorite part is your fence and the flowers hanging on the gate. Beautiful!

Crystal said...

What a great secret garden! It is no secret though, that all of your gardens are stunning :) I am slowly working on landscaping here. My grandparents were not really flower gardeners, more farmer gardens.
Thanks for sharing!
Crystal

Carrie said...

Love your secret garden! Did you survive your garden party? I hope so. It was a hot day.

Smilingsal said...

I'll bet your love your secret space. Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Thanks for sharing your secret with us! I had never heard of a butter and eggs plant, so I googled it to be able to recognize it in your garden. What a cute name for such a pretty plant.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Beautiful! I love a secret garden. It is like an unexpected discovery. So wonderful how the plants grow wherever they want. I wish I lived close so I could see it in person.

Christi

KayC. said...

I would love to have a secret garden! Maybe at my next home where I can grow flowers. Thanks for sharing and have a great "OW"

stefanie said...

your secret garden is beautiful, great job

Frugal Fine Living said...

Your garden is so peaceful and serene. I'd love to be sitting out there with a cup of coffee, very early in the morning, right after the sun comes up.

Jane

Janie's World said...

Ah, the secret garden! Love it. wild and bohemian!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a lovely and special place. So interesting about the sundial and base too!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I enjoyed my stroll through your secret garden. Love the fountain with the bunny and the bee balm.

Tracie said...

Awwww....I want one :> Do you think the kids could find me there? :> This is beautiful! thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

Very pretty! So peaceful!
Blessings,
Sandra

Amisha said...

Looks lovely!

Carrie said...

Pleasing secret garden...a lovely retreat.

Light and Voices said...

Simply divine secret garden.
Joyce M

Linda said...

I love your garden. Such a tranquil place to sit and reflect.Thank you for sharing.

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