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.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Looking Towards Summer

I got out in the garden a bit yesterday . . . a mound of sunflower seed shells were swept up. I can see the results of feeding 50 pounds of black sunflower every three weeks. A black trash bag full!

I pulled annuals that didn't get pulled last fall -- that provided seed or perch for our bird friend in the winter.

An old friend that I was sorry to see go was this . . .

Lovely Begonia

It is in a concrete planter so there was no way that it could come inside -- even if I had room for it -- one would need a crane to life it in!!!!!
It was a lovely shade of pink and bloomed and bloomed all summer long. I was sorry to see this friend go last fall.

It's Saturday which means that it's Pink Saturday. Please join Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see the other "pinkness" this Satuarday!


Allie and Pattie said...

I love begonias, Martha. Sadly, it seems they did better in NY than here in NC. I keep trying to find just the right spot
xoxo Pattie

Nancy Yoakum said...

Isn't it nice to see the last of the snOw melting and spring around the corner. I can't tell you how happy I ws to see my daffodils poking out of the ground and my first red robin in the yard! sPRING IS COMING, YES INDEED!

Warmly, Nancy

Erica (Irene) said...

Martha......I love Begonia's I plant them for borders and in bunches and in pots. They are one of my most fav flower in the summer.
Your bBegonia is beautiful.

Blondie's Journal said...

How nice that you had a chance to get out into your garden. Wow, that is a lot of sunflower seed. The birds must love you!

Love begonias too. I use them in hanging pots.

Have a wonderful weekend Martha!!


xinex said...

I would be sorry to see that begonia gone too. It sure is lovely...Christine

Maggie said...

Ah summer! Love the pink!

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GwendolynKay said...

A lovely Begonia.. I also hate to see my flowers stop blooming during the fall. But spring is coming and with it comes new blooms to make us smile.

Nancy said...

Happy Pink Saturday! A new begonia, perhaps?

Sherry from Alabama said...

Nice post. I'm just itching to get into the garden too!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

CC said...

I'm so sorry about the sweet plant..this has been such a hard winter for us all. Soon,soon,soon..spring will be here..and we can have that warm beautiful sunshine and flowers again.
Hope all you Pinks are happy..I'm stiil out visiting for Pink Saturday.