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, September 15, 2009

The September Herb Garden

I like the lushness of the September herb garden. Some of the herbs have been harvested but with our cooler summer and plenty of rain, they have grown in leaps and bounds again. And this year we may get a second harvest.

Since there is always "thyme" in the herb garden, a nice planting surrounds the armillary sundial.
And a favorite place to sit in the garden is under the pergola. The wisteria is growing nicely up the columns and soon will reach the top to create a shady nook for a warm sunny day.

Soon a pot or two of mums will be under the pergola as well as a pumpkin or two. A bit of fall in the garden.

Soon, too, the tender herbs will be brought in to the breakfast room to winter over -- the bay and the lemon verbena.

I enjoy the spring garden but I think my favorite month for the herb garden is September.

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Lemon Verbena Lady said...

September is a favorite month in my herb garden also!

Regina said...

Beautiful scenes!

Pondside said...

I've been feeling the approach of fall too. We've had a wonderful summer, but I love the approach of fall, and have to smile at your post, because I've also written about this time between seasons.

Maggie said...

Hi Martha,
A sundial & a pergola two things still missing from my Normandy garden, yours are just beautiful.
I'm glad that you enjoyed our trip to Giverny, thanks for visiting.
a bientot

Tammy518 said...

Your herb garden is beautiful, and I love the serene little spot you have to sit and enjoy it.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

I love your herb garden. We enjoy ours as well. I'm having a hard time letting go of summer and I haven't bought mums or pumpkins yet. Sooner or later.......I will.

My name is Riet said...

What a lovely garden . I love your pictures.
Have a nice day

Deanna said...

What a pleasant September with these milder temps we're having in Kansas!
Lovely Garden. Beautiful place.
It's been years since I had an herb garden.
Enjoyed it so much.
Yours is by far more beautiful.
God bless,

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Your garden is beautiful. Who doesn't love an herb garden? The gardens seasons are wonderful to watch.


Mary Bergfeld said...

Martha, whatever the season, your garden is a delight to visit. Thanks for sharing your treasure with us. Have a wonderful day.

Brenda Pruitt said...

I didn't pick up a lemon verbena plant this year. I should have. I love the aroma! I think that is probably my very favorite of the herbs.

Marina Capano said...

cute garden pics


Blondie's Journal said...

I am such a big fan of your gardens and this herb garden is spectacular, Martha!! The pergola is lovely and it is going to look stunning with the wisteria!!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!


LukesLove said...

Oh! I LOVE you garden!!!! It looks like my dream garden of someday.... Thanks for stopping by my blog!