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.

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Garden . . .

In December, we fill pots with evergreen clippings
The garden looks like winter!
But they get tired come February
and so we take out the evergreen
and sow lettuce seeds.

We're rewarded . . .

Come April

With our own pots of fresh lettuce to pick for dinner . . .

I love the grape hyacinths -- muscari
They'll spread like weeds if you let them . . . and we'll let them!

We pick wee bouquets and fill tiny blue and white Asian pots or wee Waterford vases

But we like big hyacinths, too
And these pink ones are especially pretty
And smell especially fragrant!

And in the "herb" garden . . .

The rhubarb is up and growing
With the rhubarb pots keeping watch

With the new English bird table, the rhubarb forcers and a teutur,
the garden, I think, looks like an English garden!

And on the statue . . ..

A crown!
Of birds and flowers
She deserves it!

It is Saturday and I'm sharing The Garden with Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for Pink Saturday.


LV said...

Your garden is very pretty with all the flowers and ornaments.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The garden does look very English.

On Crooked Creek said...

Yummmmm...I've been thinking of putting some salad greens in the top of my herb box this year! So wish we had more of a vegetable spot in our garden here on our end of the Prairie!!! The Garden @ Linderhof is looking nice, indeed!!!
Love the statue with the glorious crown!!!

lindaraxa said...

Finally Spring! Everything looks beautiful and that lettuce...wish I had some in.

betty-NZ said...

What a lovely garden! I love the variety you have. The hyacinths are just amazing.