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, March 14, 2010

Spring is coming to Linderhof

It's amazing how a flat of violas can turn . . .

Into This!

And how a flat of pansies can turn . . .
Into This

Soon the rabbit will be filled with thyme and will be nestled admist the pansies -- visible but not so much. A small haven of green in among the blooms.

And the pansies will fill in so that there will only be a hint of dirt -- but lots of gay blossoms -- with their smiling faces.

The calendar says that it's almost spring -- one week until the vernal equinox. Now the outside -- both front and back of Linderhof definitely says Spring.

It's one of the best $50.00 I've ever spent. They shall bring much happiness to us as well as our guests. And they will live on, when they're candied and stored away to decorate cakes and cookies.

Transformations at Linderhof are often small -- banishing winter for a breath of spring. It's time to join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday.


Tobi Britton* said...

Hi Martha,
I really love your blog! I will be visiting often. Pansies are one of my favorites. The pixies use them as masks to scare each other!
Sparkly hugs,
Tobi :)

D.B. said...

Growing up in Wichita Falls, TX - land of the sticker patch and tumble weeds - it was always a treat in the Spring when Mom planted pansies under the mesquite tree in the front yard. Pansies will always be a favorite for me! I remember as a 4 yr. old, their fragrance and interesting "faces." I can't wait to see how they take off at Linderhoff!

Marilyn said...

The pansies are so pretty with the brick of your home. I bought three small pots this weekend because I just couldn't resist. I'll wait until the local greenhouse has some available since it is still a wee bit early here. Thanks for sharing. ♥♪

Jen@Notes From the Heartland said...

The pansies are just delightful. Spring is finally springing here in the Midwest! Hooray!! And your home is absolutely beautiful.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Martha, Dont you love pansies. They have such cute little faces. I can't help but personify pansies! I too, as going to plant pansies today. They are alway the way I begin to celebrate spring. I am also doing a pansy inspired table for TT.
Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary Bergfeld said...

It's wonderful to see your garden getting ready to recognize the rights of spring.

Lorrie said...

Your pansies are the prettiest things and will soon be full and lush. One of my favourite flowers that remind me of my grandmother.