Linderhof


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, August 13, 2011

Reprise -- Naked Ladies and Painted Ladies

You can't set your clock by them but every year the Naked Ladies do make their appearance in our little town on the prairie. Sometimes late July and sometimes early August and sometimes even mid August!

The ladies appeared this week and they're cavorting everywhere -- in front of houses, in back of houses.

This post originally appeared on July 25, 2009 (the ladies arrived earlier that year).

I'm joining both Chari at Happy to Design for Sunday Favorites and The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday.




In our little Prairie town, the Painted Ladies make an appearance all year long . . .




But in August . . . along with the Painted Ladies

are the Naked Ladies . . .

Those pink lilies that bloom without foliage and appear what seems like overnight!

Some of the Painted Ladies may have Naked Ladies . . .

But the Naked Ladies are not only around the Painted Ladies --

they are everywhere all over town!

Many reside at Linderhof --

which is not a Painted Lady but it does have more than it's fair share of


Naked Ladies!

All of the Painted Ladies are Victorians -- some have painted bricks and others do not. But all have a color palate of many colors around the trim and windows.


The Naked Ladies are not Victorian . . . although they do bloom year after year.

And their color palate is only pink!

A bright spot of color in the Dog Days of August.

This Sunday not only am I sharing a bit of Linderhof's garden but I'm sharing some of the great Victorians in our little town.

22 comments:

Pondside said...

Lovely ladies, all.

Snap said...

I enjoyed the lovely Painted and Naked Ladies! Fun!

Rebecca said...

Naked Ladies are here, too. Always a surprise somehow - thus another name "Surprise Lilies"!

RetroRocketGal said...

Oh, I have not seen Naked Ladies in years, not since I lived in Northern California. Pretty!

afternoon tea said...

Painted Ladies I knew. Although our town does not have any, but I don't think I've ever seen Naked Ladies. What's the Latin name? I'm guessing that they are yet another flower which doesn't grow here. They're beautiful! Both types of Ladies.
AT

Keetha Broyles said...

I love these! We had them in our yard in Indiana, but we called them "surprise lilies" instead of naked ladies! Oh, I see Rebecca calls them surprise lilies too!

podso said...

Never heard them called naked ladies, but I have heard those houses called painted ladies. And Ladies they are!

Martha said...

They have 3 names -- surprise lilies, resurrection lilies and naked ladies. I like the last name best!

SavannahGranny said...

Oh, I love the naked ladies. It has been so hot and dry here mine have not bloomed. They usually bloom in July. We have been watering but it not the same as rain. We are in drought conditions. I go out everyday looking for them to pop up. Nothing. I am enjoying yours. Thanks, Ginger

Marlis said...

Love all the ladies.. great post. had me chucklin! xo marlis

elizabeth said...

Love this post! So glad you stopped by my place. Thanks for the kind comment!

On Crooked Creek said...

Martha,
We had these at our "dream home" North of you in SouthEast Kansas. "Mr. Ed" despised them. No matter how many times he dug them up...the next year they were right there in the same spot! My Dad, living in your town, loves them and watches for their return each year! Thanks for this delightful post of bot kinds of "ladies"!
Fondly,
Pat

Mimi said...

No painted ladies where I live as nothing was here during their era. Now naked ladies we usually have but this summer has been so hot so dry so brown I am not holding my breath that the naked ladies will appear.

Kathryn Ross said...

Humorous and informative. I live an hour from Cape May, NJ - filled with Painted Ladies - all B&B's! Thinking a trip there might be nice before summer is out as you've reminded me here - maybe I'll see naked ladies there, too!
Joy!
Miss Kathy

Carol said...

Love the Painted Ladies!!! I've always wanted to live in one :) The Naked Ladies are blooming here too.

Jojo said...

The surprise lilies are so beautiful! Almost as beautiful as the painted ladies!!

Maggie said...

What a fun post! Love to see the Victorian ladies all decked out in their painted finery.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hahaha... I wondered where you were going with this post title!

The naked ladies are gorgeous -- amaryllis relatives, their fancy name is Lycoris. I've known them as Resurrection Lilies, but I love the name Naked Ladies!

Wish I had some here; we could use the color right now.

Fun post!
Cass

megan said...

Ha ha Martha, you had me worried for a moment until I saw they were flowers!! :)
I love the painted ladies!!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martha...

I'm with Cass...was wondering where you were going with this post! wink! Well my friend, your Painted Ladies are quite beautiful but then who wouldn't love those pink beauties! I have never heard them called that before! Hehe! Thanks so much for sharing this lovely post with us for the Sunday Favorites party this week!

Warmest summery wishes,
Chari

Carol said...

This year is a great one for the Naked Ladies. They are thriving here.
Did you ever smell one? Their fragrance is divine.

The Tablescaper said...

What a great post. I love the ladies. Thanks so much for making the ladies a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper