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.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Lucy's Garden

Daughter Sarah and her Andy have a new house
Well, a new "old" house
1892, actually
in a small town near Minneapolis

New house
Now a new baby

Who has time to garden?

But the corner of the lot was desolate 
to say the lest

Of course, the dirt was far better
than the knee high weeds that were there when they closed on the property.

Cleared of weeds
And spaded

Husband Jim and I
found a shopping cart full of plants

We talked of annuals

But decided on mostly perennials
purple cone flowers, coreoposis
and Angelonia (which is an annual)
The cone flowers are bookended on either end by grass
(for Husband Jim loves grasses)
a homage to the grass that filled the bed when they moved in!

Made for a pretty bed
worthy of the pretty new house
A line of yellow mums which will bloom in the fall
And purslane will spill over the bricks

Instead of a bouquet of florist flowers
We chose "roots"
for our new grand girl, Lucy

It's "Lucy's Garden"

And there is a sign that says so.

They can watch the garden grow as they watch Lucy grow!

We're are home now
The dogs are happy
(Although Dolly did have an adventure yesterday)

Today was a busy day
We went to church, unpacked, did laundry, filled the fridge
And on my way through the breakfast room this afternoon

I was entranced by the sunlight streaming in the window on the vignette on the sideboard!

It's Monday and the garden transformation is my Met Monday post -- join Susan at Between Naps On the Porch to see the other transformations this Monday!


Bernideen said...

What a sweet little treat you left your daughter and I think the perennials are perfect!

Pondside said...

I Love the idea of a garden with your granddaughter's name on it. Of course you had to plant perennials - a few annuals cam be put in here and there over the years, but it will all fill in soon!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a great gift to give your daughter - a beautiful garden named after their daughter, Lucy. They can watch Lucy and the garden grow.

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

How sweet! Love the post and what you did for your new grand baby....think of when you can give her a very first pair of garden gloves...Love this post, thanks for sharing it :-)

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

That is very sweet and will look great for years. Nice welcoming gift for you little Lucy.

Pat said...

Welcome Home, dear friend!!!
Glad that Dolly has returned to chase the squirrels in Linderhof's Gardens, once again!!!
Simple pleasures. . .sunlight on the vignette. . .may it ever be so humble, there's no place like HOME!!!