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.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Garden Changes


Gardens do change -- mostly because plants mature and pot plantings are different from year to year. But sometimes we do make BIG changes and this year, because we happened upon a terrific garage sale -- the herb garden has a bit of a different look.


On the right in the picture is a iron black planter on a stand -- in the middle of the oregano. It's sometimes filled with herbs, or pansies in spring, or annuals in summer, but . . .
I found this great unpainted obelisk at a garage sale for an unbelievable price. I love the pear on top. I decided to paint it a sagey green rather than white and leave the pear natural. I do like the obelisk much better than the pot!

Catty corner was another pot that was a mirror image to the other -- filled with the same flowers as the seasons changed.
And it has been replaced by another obelisk, painted green, but, alas, without a neat fruit on the top.
My final change is under the arbor -- I had three metal loveseats there with a small coffee-type table. A great place for a pot and some flowers, but . . .
I've always wanted to dine in the herb garden and so I moved a table from the patio to under the pergola. It's an old grate from an old building downtown and I've had it "forever" and although I've had it several places in the garden, I think this place, under the pergola, is the perfect place and I can't wait to have breakfast or dinner on this table, with a view of the herb garden!

The pair of black pots? I've moved them -- on either side of the arbor which separates the patio from the herb garden. I've yet to plant them for summer (with our extremely warm late May and early June, the spring flowers are toast) so alas, no beauty shots of them -- as yet!

It's Monday which means that it's Met Monday and I wanted to share my small change with all of you. Please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see what other changes there have been!

12 comments:

Pondside said...

Those are substantial changes, Martha - and lovely ones. I have three obelisks in different parts of the garden and each does a beautiful job of drawing the eye upward.
Your new dining area is perfect - you'll spend many pleasant hours under that arbour.

Sherry said...

Martha,
Your herb garden is lovely! I like all the changes you made. Such a beautiful place to dine!
Sherry

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

You have great pieces for your herb garden. What an eye on placement too. I like all the additions and changes. Hope your new plantings take off soon and enjoy dining in the space.

Southerncook said...

The changes you have made are fabulous Martha and you will enjoy a dining table under your pergola.

Carolyn

Becky said...

Oh Martha, how lovely! I particularly like your pear obelisk and the table under the arbour. Can't wait to hear about the first meal you eat there.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your great finds. They are super. You did good. Love the pergola, and the table there will be a really great place to dine. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

Allie and Pattie said...

Perfect! I am dying for an arbor to place a table under- it's on the wish list :)
xoxo Pattie

D.B. said...

AAAAHHHHHH! BEAutiful! Expect me there any day around 6 p.m. Magical!

Erin said...

Beautiful gardens! I dream of having gardens like that one day!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a lovely place for a summer al fresco dinner!

Mary said...

I love the changes you've made, Martha. The herb garden is lovely and I'd love to dine there. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Ott, A. said...

Just stoppin by from met. monday and I think your garden is beautiful. So beautiful in fact I became your newest follower because i can't wait to see more. Our landscape and flower pots are works in progress stop by for a Latte' if you'd like to see them. Happy Gardening!