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, August 10, 2010

Flowers Inside . . .

Always, always in spring, summer and fall are there flowers on the breakfast room table. Sometimes the bouquets are bigger than others. Sometimes it is just one type of flower and othertimes, like today, it is a mixed bag. Vases vary from a nice crystal one to some milk or cream jugs (especially jugs in my beloved blue and white)
Today bouquet features garden phlox, false sunflowers (which are wonderful and bloom all summer long), sprigs of Anise Hyssop and some fennel. For herbs are often incorporated into the bouquets. (In fact, sometimes, herbs are the bouquets.)
I love the blue of the phlox with the yellow of the sunflower. It's a great mid summer bouquet for the breakfast room table. And with our heat index in the triple digits, it is certainly more enjoyable being inside with the flowers rather than being outside with them.

It's also Wednesday, which means that it's time to join Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday. Please visit and see all the outside happenings this Wednesday!


D.B. said...

Lovely! I'm doing my best to keep the flora at the Ranch alive. I am hoping September will be a kinder, gentler month!

Allie and Pattie said...

Martha, our garden is really struggling in this heat. It's lovely to have flowers in the house
xoxo Pattie

Dan said...

Hi Martha, your flowers are always lovely. I thought of you today - when I read a magazine article with a blue and white 'vase' that was actually a music box.

Lyn said...

It's a lovely habit to have flowers in the house, they look very prety today.

Karen said...

Beautiful!! What a wonderful sight and so uplifting.
Hope your week is going well.
Ladybug Creek

GwendolynKay said...

A beautiful " mixed bag "!

Olive said...

The blue and yellow is so pretty. olive

Anitra Cameron said...

Blue and yellow, one of my favorite combinations--so pretty!

Long sleeves for me today, here in the NW. I keep hoping for summer, but we haven't had much yet, so I'll just wish you a cooling breeze!

Pondside said...

A bouquet is always a welcome sight, and when it's homegrown, very satisfying!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Beautiful! I love fresh flowers in the house.

Maggie said...

Your dining room bouquet is gorgeous, the colours and the combination of flowers are perfect.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Hi Martha,

Beautiful flowers as always. Please check out my blog for your award!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Martha,
Your garden is just lovely! so very pretty...
I have been catching up with you today and have enjoyed visiting. I really loved your post on the naked ladies.. My Grandma use to call them that and as a little girl I would just giggle away..
The naked ladies reminded me of her.. so thank you!.
Have a sweet day and big hugs~Elizabeth

Light and Voices said...

It is such a lovely habit to keep fresh flowers in your house. I saw in a magazine recently that one can place ferns and different greenery from the woods into a container and it looks wonderful too. Perhaps I will start this wonderful habit. Nature does provide us with such lovely plant life.
Joyce M

Linda said...

Very pretty...I also love to bring my flowers inside. I have black eyed Susuans in a pitcher now! The weather here has been cooler than normal and that is wonderful for us. We are usually roasting right now.