A long ago estate sale find, these garden pots are one of my favorites at Linderhof. Not cast iron but cast aluminum, I'm sure they were from the 60's. I have embraced these pots, warts and all, and now they grace the back garden.
Having first been used in the front (on either side of the "Linderhof" sign and then at the top of the front stairs just before you get to the house, they were moved to the back garden years ago.
They were the centerpiece of two of my herb beds, but with the purchase of two tuteurs, the pots became the "welcoming" pots on either side of the arbor which leads to the herb garden.
And they are seasonal in nature -- the greens of Christmas were removed and the pots were emptied of dirt and then trekked up to Red Cedar for Friend Sally and my annual Spring ritual of -- Plant a Pot.
I'm pleased with these pots this spring. . .
For the one on the left has two varieties of thyme, a muscari (which will get planted to the "real" garden when it finishes bloom, and violas.
While the one on the left has moss, the prettiest pansy I've ever seen, some golden oregano and two varieties of thyme.
I've normally planted "twins" but this year, there was only one of those pansies. And I had to have it and so, throwing caution to the wind, I planted the pots differently!
The violas and muscari are spring -- while the thymes will continue to grow this summer. When hot weather hits the prairie, the pansies will be pulled and a summer annual inserted. The muscari will join fellow muscari in the herb garden.
A fairy in among the thyme, moss, oregano and the pansy. Purchased several years ago at J'Adore in Brookside -- a favorite shop. She's now "aged" with rust but I like that -- and the rusty fairy goes well with the aged pots!
The pansy will be replaced by a summer annual. I'm not sure about the moss -- whether it will weather the summer on the prairie or not. If not, another summer annual will take it's place.
The pots say "welcome" -- not only to the herb garden but to Spring!
To all those who enter Linderhof's back garden --
I am a pot "junkie" and am always looking for interesting pots for the garden. These are definitely favorites at Linderhof. It's Saturday and time to share Favorite Things with Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie. Please visit and see what other favorites there are!