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.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


We have a love affair with stargazers -- the late June and early July bloom in the garden -- we love their pink color and their heady fragrance.

We're always excited when the first one pops open and we usually bring it inside to enjoy both his beauty and it's fragrance. Our first one for 2010 was this week. We're elated over this first bloom . . . . and there are many more in the garden still in bud.

We find that we're always able to "tuck" a few more here and there in the garden -- besides enjoying them outside we also enjoy them inside in bouquets for the table.

They're a magical lily and much appreciated in Linderhof's garden.

And in winter, if we can find them, we'll splurge with a boughten bouquet now and again -- they make summer seem that much closer when it's dreary outside.

It's Pink Saturday so please join Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see what other pinks there are this Saturday!


Allie and Pattie said...

Stargazers are a favorite here too Martha- unfortunately it seems they're as popular with our neighborhood deer as they are with us! We're hoping for a few to make it though...
xoxo Pattie

Karen said...

How beautiful! My mother-in-law loved those flowers. I wonder how they would do in our south Texas heat.
Have a great weekend.
Ladybug Creek

Ann said...

Such a gorgeous flower. The colors are lucious. Have a wonderful weekend.

Southerncook said...

I too love Stargazers Martha and their fragrance is delightful. Loved this post.


D.B. said...

WOW! Gorgeous.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Just beautiful. I should plant some.

Nan said...

I love Stargazers and grow them here in Alaska just a bit later in the year.
Best Regards,

Nan said...

I love Stargazers and grow them here in Alaska just a bit later in the year.
Best Regards,

Beverly said...

They are absolutely exquisite, and their fragrance is intoxicating. Thank you for sharing.

Happy Pink Saturday, Martha.