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, December 29, 2009

Winter Garden, Part Two

Although it does snow on the prairie in the winter, for the most part winter is brown not white. Christmases, too, are rarely white on the prairie and so when Thursday we got first rain, then sleet and finally snow, the White Christmas that everyone yearns for came to be.

The breakfast room looks out over the back garden and it was transformed from winter brown to winter white.

We have several feeders at Linderhof as well as a heated bird bath. The potting shed sits in the corner wearing a hat of snow.
We throw seed on the ground for the ground feeders -- the juncos, the doves although other birds will also feed on the ground.
We enjoy the garden in all seasons but think that the winter garden with it's covering of snow is magical.

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Chrissie said...

Your garden does look magical and so many items of interest :-) Happy New Year to you all.

My name is Riet said...

Your garden looks lovely and when there is snow it looks even better.
Happy New Year

eileeninmd said...

I love your yard and all the outdoor decor. I'm sure the birdies love you too.

Happy New Years.

Quilt Works said...

I enjoyed peeking into your snow covered back yard!

...waterfront in my favorite day trip destination!

Shellbelle said...

Oh yes, winter white is much superior to winter brown!

ellen b said...

It does look nice powdered with that snow!! A very Happy New Year to you and yours!!

LV said...

What a difference a little snow can do for our garden. It really made yours a picture of winter wonder land.

vignette design said...

It is great to appreciate the garden through the seasons. Snow does improve the picture from brown to white. Can't wait to see your backyard in the spring. --Delores

Light and Voices said...

Happy New Year from house to your house. Thank you for the cyber tour of your winter garden. Just lovely.
Joyce M

cherry said...

love seeing the little red Cardinals in snow.. lovely. May 2010 be filled with beauty and blessings for you and yours. hugs, Cherry

Bonnie said...

Loved the photos of your winter garden.

bj said...

I love your winter garden. Seems quite a few of us had a White Christmas.
xo bj

Linda Q said...

Even in Winter it is gorgeous!
I want one!
Maybe we can get more accomplished garden wise if I have my hubby home that time of year, hard for me to keep up with everything!

Helena said...

You have so many cool things in your garden! Happy New Year to you. :)