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, March 20, 2011

Pansies on the Garden Gate

For more springs than I'd like to remember, I've made a pansy wreath to hang on the back garden gate.

At a class friend Miss Pat and I took together in Paola, we learned to make the wreath and as part of the class, we were given the form to make the wreath.

A spring ritual is renewing the wreath on the garden gate and I do think that of all the incarnations of the wreath, that the pansy wreath is my favorite!

It looks so pretty and so like spring . . . with the wee pansies in the wreath.

The dirt filled moss lined wreath form, ready for the insertion of the pansies. Even though I'm a color purist most of the time, I love a riot of color in my pansies!

I think the blues and purples and yellows and even whites say spring more than just a single color!

It's not a chore but a labor of love when, every spring, I make my pansy wreath!

There is nothing more springlike than pansies and so I'm joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday!


The Tablescaper said...

I so love your pansy wreath. Pansies are my Mom's favorite and they make me think of her.

It would be great if you linked your pansy wreath to Seasonal Sundays. There's nothing like pansies in the Spring!

- The Tablescaper

Martha said...

I'll do that.

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine said...

The pansy wreath is beautiful and so is oliver!

Sarah said...

What a sweet idea. I'm going to make one of these myself. You should link this to Met Monday. Great idea for spring. ~ sarah

GardenOfDaisies said...

That is so pretty! LOVE IT! Makes me think of my sister, who hangs a heart shaped pansy wreath on her door every spring.

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...


What a beautiful tradition you have going with your living wreath! What a great idea! And I love pansies, too. Very pretty! :-)


Pondside said...

I agree with you that pansies just say 'spring'. I love the idea of the living wreath - perfect!

Carol said...

:) So pretty and so Spring ♥♥♥♥♥

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks for bringing your pansy wreath to Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tabescaper

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

love it, love pansies!

The Charm of Home said...

Very beautiful!

On Crooked Creek said...

Lovely! Spring is arriving blossom by blossom!

matron said...

I have made Christmas wreaths,but have never come across Spring wreaths,what a lovely idea.
Thank you for sharing this,I will have to make one,it looks so pretty.