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.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Changes in the Breakfast Room


This metamorphosis happens every fall when the breakfast room goes from the bareness of summer to the lushness of a garden room in fall and winter.


For the plants come in to their winter home.

The plants cluster around the windows -- to soak up the winter sun. The big plants (which husband Jim has to lug in) are a jasmine, the lemon verbena, a Meyer lemon (which this year has but one lemon), an orange, and a bay tree.
A faux bois planter with an arrangement of ferns and ivies.

Usually the plants come into the house on Columbus Day but lower temperatures on Saturday morning prompted us to bring the plants in early. Columbus Day is today and the plants are nestled in their winter homes and the breakfast room is transformed once again into the plant room.

Join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch as see what other transformations there are for this Monday!

13 comments:

~Country Lady~ said...

A perfect place to house your plants for the winter! I love this look. Bringing the outside indoors. Very cozy.

erica said...

Martha........I love your breakfast room, and a beautiful place for your plants to enjoy in the colder weather, bringing the outdoors in.

Deanna said...

Dear Martha,
This is a beautiful place to celebrate life and admire the pretty plants during the cold months.

Take care,
d

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

It is just the perfect place to house the plants to enjoy all year..It's hard for us who live in Ca. The plants just stay out all the time..it saves a lot of time, but then again we have all that smog...loved the pic...

bj said...

I love your pretty room full of plants. You are blessed to have the room to bring all these inside. Do they do well when you move them inside? I have several plants, including ferns, that I am moving inside...doubt if mine will survive the move. I kill them every single year. :(

Carrie said...

The plants add a touch of cozyness to your room.

Leah@Storybook Ranch said...

What a great place to bring a little of the outdoors in! My plants also made an early return due to frost..

joey said...

Looks lovely ... I'm still not finished dragging stuff inside ... and what to do for all the goodies that I can't find a home for :(

Mary said...

It looks lovely Martha. It is a beautiful place to visit.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Martha,
How wonderful to have a room to bring your plants too for the winter. I love your home, every time I visit I see something different and something pretty.
Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

My plants are all cozy inside now also. You have the perfect place for them there.

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Looks so cozy; I can't do this because my cat eats everything!

Bernideen said...

Your buffet is what I am drawn too - it looks as if itstill has the original "ebony" finish.....lovely!