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.

Monday, May 27, 2013


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 
Aunt Jewell
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!


Bernideen said...

What a wonderful sharing of the roses here: love the vases placed in special locations! Your yard looks wonderful!

Pondside said...

Your house must smell heavenly!
I had to smile when I saw that we both wrote about a trug this evening.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Wonderful roses! Ours are lagging behind yours ... but our Knockouts from last year are coming along nicely, and I'm planting a bunch more this season.
Our old red sprawling rose behind the house is loaded with buds. hope it blooms before the deer eat it.
AND I think I have the match for the lamp on Jim's dresser. I bought it in pieces on ebay and my dad assembled it. I'll send you a pic.
ps i do not have a trug. But I can still do the Frug.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh Martha I am sure your home smells wonderful. I adore the one with the rose petals in the bird bath. Makes up for last year!

Lady Katherine said...

Hello! I love the roses, the vases in each room. Love your bed! I know your house smells wonderful