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.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Linderhof is Abloom

We have a small collection of Victorian hyacinth forcing vases. Different colors and different styles.
And with the proper bulbs or the proper handling of ordinary bulbs, you get bright cheery fragrant flowers to brighten late winter days.
Two are in the breakfast room. Although the vases are pink, the flowers are white for we have vases of many colors and white seems to go with all. Bulbs, it seems are packaged in threes or sixes so I can't get one blue one, two pink ones, etc. But white . . . goes with any color vase and I think, perhaps that the white is just a bit more fragrant than any other color!
These are on the table in the breakfast room along with my newest orchid. With the dreary brown garden outside, they remind me that soon, the outside of Linderhof will be abloom.
The orchid has a hint of pink in it as well. The three seem to go together -- tall tall stately orchid, the pink glass vases with the white fragrant hyacinths.

In a week or so, the calender will say that winter is gone. Inside Linderhof this week, it is gone!

It's Saturday and time for Pink Saturday with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. Please join her to see what pinks everyone has for this Saturday.


D.B. said...

How lovely! I can smell them from that's my French Tulip candle from Seda France, but I can just imagine! We are so so close to Spring!

Bernideen said...

You have done a great job here! These are very unique!

william said...

Oh, Martha, your white hyacinths and your orchid are carrying me away! They are all so good for the soul. Thank you!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your hyacinths are delightful and I adore orchids. Are they really difficult to care for? I'd love one. Or two!


Allie and Pattie said...

Martha, I've been looking for those vases but they seem few and far between. They are perfect at Linderhof
xoxo Pattie

Kristen said...

Those flowers are such a nice hint of spring to come. Someday, I'd like to do that very same thing.

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Cathy said...

Your beautiful hyacinths are a reminder that spring is right around the corner.

BumbleVee said...

I love the hyacinth.... maybe I could try that next year... the orchid is beautiful too...

Mary Bergfeld said...

I love the fragrance of hyacinths and you've displayed them perfectly in those vases. Very nicely done.

Barbara said...

Lovely. My indoor orchids are all out but I am still waiting for garden bulbs to grow. SDuch a late season this year after our apalling weathr.

Maggie said...

These are lovely! I want spring!

Happy PS!

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Erica (Irene) said...

Martha.....I love Hyacinths. It reminds me of spring is coming.
Yours look really nice they way you did them. Thanks for sharing.


Helen said...

As D.B. says so beautifully ~~ I can smell them from way out here in Oregon!!!

Tobi Britton* said...

Love the forcing vases! Your home is magnificent:)
Happy PS!
Sparkly hugs,
Tobi and the pixies

for the love of a house said...

Beautiful Martha! Love your orchid!
Can not wait for Spring to get here! Glad to see you have banished Winter from Linderhof!