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, April 28, 2012

Saturday In the Garden

I love spring and the garden -- the temperatures are mild.    Even if the thermometer says "90 something" it's a cooler "90 something" than in July or August.    And there is such promise in the spring -- as we plant little seedlings and await the big payoff in blooms.

Friday I went to a favorite garden center and although I would have sworn that I didn't "need anything",
I did come home . . 

With a few herbs . . . .

Which I planted in the herb garden

Winter savory.    I have one plant that I've had for a while but decided that I could use one or two more!   They are perfect with green beans!

And a rosemary standard.    I had one long ago.   I love standards and I love rosemary.     It's got a great trunk and there is even some moss on top of the plant.  

Calendula or pot marigold.    I've grown these before but it's been years and years!  

Lemon verbena.    I had a plant for a long time and lost it the year I had my knee surgery.    I didn't replace it last year as we didn't get home from England until mid June and then it was way too hot and besides, there wasn't much left in the garden centers.

I also spent some of the morning potting up . . .

Some garlic chives.    To be sold at our Master Gardener's Plant Sale on Saturday, May 5 at the first Farmer's Market of the year.

And Husband Jim did the first part of his twice yearly chore . . .

He moved the citrus out to the garden . . .

As well as the jasmine.

The breakfast room now seems so large and spacious being almost devoid of plants!    

I love Spring Saturdays (or spring any days) spent in the garden.    


Deb said...

I know what you mean about space, Martha. I am anxiously waiting to move lots of starter plants and pots out to the deck. I love herb gardens. I will have one, too this year. Hugs, Deb
Martha..I tried your recipe for Linderhof Pancakes. Oh my goodness, they were delish. I have to work on the presentation of them but they sure did taste scrumpdillyishus. Hugs, Deb

Rowan said...

I'm still waiting for chance to work in my garden and to go and buy some new plants. It's so cold and wet here this Spring that I'm way behind with my garden work. I can't even imagine a temperature of 90 degrees at the moment - we're expecting a high of 43 degrees today with strong winds and yet more rain!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I need to get there myself and get a few herbs I pot up on the deck for quick clipping while cooking!

Reggie Darling said...

I look forward to sufficiently warm weather in the Hudson River Valley that we can move our indoor plants outside again, as you have done, since they are looking a bit tired of being cooped up indoors. But last night the thermometer dropped to a startlingly cold 26 degrees. Hardly conducive to a happy Kumquat! Reggie

Pondside said...

A Rosemary standard - that's what I've been wanting! I have a lovely, traditional square planter and was trying to come up with which tree-like plant to put in it. I'm sure your garden is lovely and will give you hours of pleasure through the summer.

Michelle said...

What a beautiful garden! Love that tuteur and all the brick and the plants too!

Bernideen said...

Sounds like a great day to me! We are in the midst of repairs to - painting some lawn furniture, my hubby says he will rebuild an old wooden cart that fell apart. Nothing lasts forever right?