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, June 1, 2010

Not My Herb Garden

I love herb gardens -- and this one is spectacular. It's at the Minnesota Arboretum near Chanhassen, Minnesota.
It's filled with all sorts of culinary herbs (there's another medicinal herb section nearby)
I love the fence in the middle of the garden and the stacked terra cotta pots filled with thyme.
Other herbs are planted around the pots of thyme -- it's just that it's early in Minnesota and the garden is not as filled out as it will be later.

If I could find room, I think this pot of thyme would look smashing in Linderhof's garden.

A nice planting of hyssop.
More thyme -- around a sundial -- which is where thyme should be planted.
A bay tree -- I'm green -- mine is not nearly that tall! I like how the pot is sunk into the ground. I may have to do that with Linderhof's bay.
There stand of lovage is amazing -- it's the "celery" herb and is a perennial.

Tomatoes and basil should be grown together and I love this little garden -- a regular tomato plant, a miniature tomato and a pot of small basil -- which I am now coveting!

Everytime we go to Minneapolis, we have to visit the Arboretum and this herb garden.

It's Wednesday which mean that it's Outdoor Wednesday -- so please join Susan at A Southern Daydreamer to see other outdoors this Wednesday!


Teresa said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Imagine the cooking they do. Thanks for the tour.

Atticmag said...

Really liking the look of the stacked terra cotta pots. Definitely going to try that out. Thanks for posting the tour.
Jane T.

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love the way they stacked the pots of thyme! I will have to remember to try that!

Allie and Pattie said...

I love the stacked and sunken pots! And it must smell wonderful there!
xoxo Pattie

Amy said...

That pot of thyme is wonderful!

The Norwegian said...

Very inspiring! Thank you for the tour. Having been born and raised in Minnesota, I'll get there this summer. Think I'll take a stroll through these gardens!

From the Kitchen said...

Martha: Thanks for sharing this amazing garden. I like the use of stacked pots and sunken pots. And, there are herbs that I've never thought of planting. I'd love to see the garden when it is at it's peak.


Ann said...

You gave me some great ideas. I would think that would be a lovely place to visit. I was down around Ft. Scott, last week, my hubby takes care of some land around Mound City for a friend at church. Have a great day.

Nancy said...

Time to plant the herbs outside in Vermont. I love the thyme tower!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Look's like a neat day trip to see all the gardens there. Thank's for dropping by today...Julian