The gardens of Linderhof have flowers as well as herbs
And 2014 is definitely a "rose" year!
The "Knock Outs" are well a knock out
for they're blooming profusely.
And this time of the year is the reason that I placed the bird bath there . .
for the rose petals in the water!
The William Baffin
Reaching for the sky!
And a yellow rose
A last year's mother's day gift from Daughter Sarah
One of three
And the only survivor
The summer of 2012 was hard on newly planted plants.
With the abundance of roses in the garden
A trug of roses finds it's way to the kitchen
A plethora of colors
And the blossoms from Sarah's rose
Lined up on the drainboard
All freshly washed and shining
Ready to be filled with flowers
The filled vases lined up on the island
So that the inside of Linderhof
can have an abundance of roses as well
The yellow roses in the guest room
Daughter Sarah's old room
Yellow roses because the room is yellow and white
papered in yellow because a frequent guest was
And yellow was her favorite color.
Roses in an amber Bohemian vase
on a side table in the living room
Pink roses in a crystal rose bowl
on the side table between the two chairs
Not roses but peonies
The fragrance is heady downstairs
In an old blue and white milk pitcher
A long ago gifted crystal ice bucket
filled with roses on Husband Jim's dresser
A crystal vase filled with pink roses on my dressing table
The sweetest roses
Pink and very fragrant
The plant came from Washington State
on a farm next door to the
"Egg and I" place
She, Betty McDonald, was a favorite author of mine
In winter we settle for dried flowers, potpourri and the occasional supermarket bunch
to decorate the tables at Linderhof
This year our daffodils were sparse
It was a long late winter
But the roses have more than made up for the lack of daffodils.
We'll continue to fill the vases as long as the roses last.
The fragrance in the house is amazing!
And there are plans to plant some more
On the south side of the house
And I'd like some climbers for the arbor that divides the patio from the herb garden
The latter will definitely be a purchase this year!
It's just a matter of price and color!