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 20, 2010

Reprise -- The Garden Tour

A year ago this weekend we were in the midst of the Secret Garden Tour . . . . the gardens were manicred, nary a weed in site and we opened our garden to visitors from far and wide. It was a fun, although hot, weekend and we enjoyed sharing our garden.

For Sunday Favorites with Chari and Happy to Design, I thought I would share my post from last year about the Garden Tour. It brings back happy memories.

And I'm joining The Tablescaper for her Summer Sundays. There is nothing more summery than a Garden!

The Garden Tour was a great success and here are some pictures of Linderhof's gardens -- at their best!
"Jeeves" directing tour guests to go onto the front porch.
Where our ticket takers sat under a cooling ceiling fan and sheltered from the sweltering sun.
Under the portico past the ferns into the back garden.

A few of my planters (I collect them!). The tall tree is a Dew Drop Tree -- one of the most asked about plants on the tour.

Before you enter the garden, a bistro table and chairs. It's a shady place in the morning.
And through the garden gate . . . . so many people stopped to admire the succulent living wreath.
And into the garden -- with the fish pond on the right, the breakfast room straight ahead and the back garden and herb garden just a few feet away.

From the potting shed, this is the view of the pergola.

You go from patio through another arbor into the herb garden.

From the pergola looking toward the breakfast room.
From the side garden looking toward the patio.

I wanted to share part of Linderhof's garden at Susan's Outdoor Wednesday. For more outdoor spots, visit Susan at A Southern Day Dreamer.

It was fun being part of the tour and both Husband Jim and myself thoroughly enjoyed the weekend (although Saturday morning was a bit hectic). The gardens never looked better and I was happy to share them with the Tour Goers.


From the Kitchen said...

I've had a lovely visit to your garden with my morning coffee. It took me back to the hidden gardens of Williamsburg and Charleston. And it's very much like the English Walled Garden at the Chicago Botanic Gardens--the spot I head to on every visit.

Thanks for the tour.


Lottie said...

Martha, thank you for sharing your garden. It is so beautiful! You have inspired me to do a little more with mine! Thanks for the tour.

Maggie said...

Wow- your garden is wonderful- thank you for the tour! Please come and help me with my sad little plants! lol!

I stopped to see your PS but I loved this so much I had to say something!

Happy belated Pink Saturday from
Maggie Mae!
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Thanks for the tour. I'll bet your visitors found your garden peaceful and beautiful. You have such good placement of features for great views.

D.B. said...

This is wonderful, Martha. I have had just such an herb garden planned for years but we were always on the move. I LOVE yours and the pergola is so lovely!

Allie and Pattie said...

Lovely, lovely- more inspiration for our next home!
xoxo Pattie

A 2 Z said...

How beautiful and serene! Did you design all yourself? Very creative. I'm enjoying the tour while sipping my tea here in Montreal. Hope its a glorious day there too.


Erica (Irene) said...

Beautiful gardens are an inspiration. Now I'll get my garden gloves and head out to my garden. thanks for sharing. :-)

The Tablescaper said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful visit to your garden. The world of blogging is amazing. You never quite know where you are about to go!

Come enjoy "Summer Sundays". We'd love to have you participate or just visit!

- The Tablescaper

Ott, A. said...

Looks amazing!!!!

Lynn said...

Your gardens are beautiful, and ya gotta love Jeeves, I find good help hard to find!

Bernideen said...

This looks enchanting!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You have the most amazing home and gardens. Beautiful! The image of the wrought iron chairs and the shaddow of the pergola is so lovely.
I think your home has that time honored, collected look that I love so much!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martha...

What a pleasure, my tour your beautiful gardens at Linderhof!!! I can't imagine all the time and effort that goes into creating and keeping such beautiful gardens but what a joy!!! I remember, from some time ago, seeing a few of your living wreaths...I just love that idea! Enjoyed seeing the succulant wreath...very pretty! I just love all of the different sitting areas that you have in your garden...sooo beautiful! I would love to spend some time there...with a big ol' glass of iced tea and a good book!!!

Thank you so much for sharing Linderhof Gardens with us for Sunday Favorites this week, my friend...such a treat!!!

Have a wonderful week!
Chari @Happy To Design

Anonymous said...

Oh, my gosh..I'm visiting too late again, but I'm here..that's what counts doesn't it? So, Happy Belated Pink Saturday to you and I hope you'll visit my PS-post and enter my give-away! Love, Esther XX