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.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May Gardens at Linderhof


After a week or so of "drought" -- the gardens at Linderhof are abloom!!!
The arbor over the garage and fence where soft purple wisteria meets pink William Baffin.
They're a delight for about a week and a half -- and then it's back to just green! It was how I pictured it when 13 years ago I planted the wisteria and the rose.
A pink rose -- ready for it's close up -- a bit blurry because of a windy day! It's another climbing rose -- over the arbor in the back of the garden -- where one was originally when Mr. Sechler built Linderhof. It's name and pedigree I can't remember . . . for I'm bad about writing things down.
Another sweet rose -- Another pink rose with a heavenly fragrance. Alas, I'm not sure of it's parentage or name either. But it did come from Washington state -- it's a small rose because it's really too shaded for it but the fragrance is heavenly!
And the red Knock Outs that line the herb garden. They are a line of red blossoms. Alas, most Knock Outs are not fragrant but what you get for ease of care and for bloom does over shadow the fragrant part methinks.

And the red Knock Out, ready for her close up!!!!

But roses aren't the only thing blooming in Linderhof's garden . . . no, the iris has been steadily blooming away.



And this beauty -- I'm not sure where it came from -- I don't remember planting it but it's come to Linderhof's garden and it is so beautiful that it knocks my breath out. I've left them in the garden -- I enjoying seeing them there -- when they spread a bit in the next year or so, a few will come in for they'll make a lovely bouquet.

It's Wednesday and what a wonderful way to spend Wednesday than outdoors -- so please join Susan at A Southern Daydreamer to see what other outdoor adventures there are!

28 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful blooms, I love the wisteria and I wished I had some in my yard. The Knockout roses are gorgeous!

Cathy said...

What a gorgeous iris! Mine always surprise me when I see them bloom - I don't actually remember planting them!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how pretty. All of your flowers are just gorgeous. I love to just walk outside and see all the beautiful flowers. Lovely. Hugs, Marty

Mary said...

Your gardens are beautiful at any time of year, but I do love the freshness of your spring garden. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Pondside said...

That rose and wisteria combination is really a winner!

house things said...

Lovely! I have Knockout roses and attest to their ease of care. They are great for boundary lines.

Heidi said...

How very pretty! My neighbor keeps offering to let me dig up some of the iris from her garden, your pictures have inspired me to take her up on her offer! Love the bright colorsin your garden. Those knockout roses keep showing up everywhere -they sure are pretty!
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Allie and Pattie said...

I love the wisteria and roses! i so wish they lasted longer- wisteria is already long gone here in the south. So beautiful Martha!
xoxo Pattie

LV said...

You have some really pretty blooms. I enjoyed your post as I love all flowers.

Bonnie said...

Oh so pretty!!! My roses are just getting some buds!

Shirley said...

Beautiful flowers. I'm going to have to find a good strong place to plant a couple wisteria plants. I love them so. Wonder how many years before they bloom??

Tracy F. said...

I love the wisteria and the purple iris, and the roses are lovely, too.

Ms. Bake-it said...

What gorgeous blooms! I especially love the iris! They are one of my favorite flowers.

~Tracy

Riet said...

Beruatiful flower pictures, I love the iris and the roses and wisteria

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Your garden is a beautiful one. And I like the first two roses the best. With their old fashioned look. Thank's for stopping by...Julian

Ann said...

Your gardens are beautiful. I love the wisteria, love how it meets with the blue. All the rain we've had is beating down mine flowers a bit, but June will bring the heat so I'd better enjoy the rain now.
Ann

Martha said...

We've had two nights of storms and it certainly has done a number on the wisteria!!!! Peonies are so beautiful but it seems like everytime they bloom there is rain that beats them down and so you lose all those pretty blossoms! (Unless you pick and bring inside!)

lindaraxa said...

That Iris is gorgeous! We have the honeysuckle and honeysuckle rose everywhere! and the magnolias are just coming out.

From the Kitchen said...

Your garden was a treat to view this morning. The wisteria reminds me of being back in the south. I don't see it as much here and love it! Those iris are beautiful, too. It's still a bit chilly here but, with lots of rain, and some sunshine, we are seeing more color filling in where the bulbs have now gone dormant.

Best,
Bonnie

Bonnie said...

What gorgeous flowers!

Becky said...

Martha everything is just gorgeous! I particularly like your arbour covered with flowers and the mixture of the rose with the wisteria. Look for a blog post from me on a similar thing soon.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my goodness, how beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Tina said...

Your gardens are beautiful! I'm hoping my flowerbed survives the spring snow that arrived this morning...

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

Your garden looks so pretty. I love all the old fashioned perennials.

Southerncook said...

I absolutely love seeing photos of your garden in the different stages. I have never come across a William Baffin rose and yours is so beautiful. Enjoyed your post.

Carolyn

Martha said...

Carolyn, they're a Canadian rose and can withstand extreme cold -- though they thrive in the prairie summer, perhaps they need the cold?

CailinMarie said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday- a day late! :-)
I am just getting around to visiting all the blogs.
Your blog is lovely. I love the photo of the house, and your Oliver, and your kitchen! I'm going to have to go poking around a bit.
CailinMarie
http://cailinyates.blogspot.com

Sarah Punch said...

Beautiful and I finally get to see the wysteria. I've heard and imagined for years, but haven't made it home to see it during the perfect bloom. Thanks mom for the beautiful pictures!