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.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Lucy's Garden . . . Six Weeks Later

Six weeks ago
The day our first grandgirl was born
we planted a garden
at her house for her

It was July
Flowers were short at the garden centers
but we managed to find some favorite perennials
Purple cornflowers
Yellow coreopsis
Wee yellow mums for fall color
And moss ross to line the rocks.

It was a hot day
(Unusual for Minnesota)
but the flowers transplanted well.

Labor Day weekend found us back in Minnesota
To see grandgirl Lucy
And check on her garden

 Which has filled in nicely.
The straggly moss roses have grown and purse into bloom.
The mums are growing
and the whole corner is a riot of corner.

We left a gift for Daughter Sarah to plant for her Daughter Lucy,

 A big bag of daffodil bulbs
For spring bloom!

Food always plays an important part in get togethers . . . 

Sunday, Sarah's Andy

Smoked bratwurst
(and two habeneros -- only Husband Jim was "brave" enough to try one!)
A taste test --
five different kinds
From plain brats, to beer brats, to Swiss cheese and chicken brats, to chili cheese brats, to "everything but the kitchen sink" brats!

And for dessert

Dutch Peach Pie
My German grandmother's recipe
The only recipe that I don't share outside the family!

We're home
The dogs are happy
We have dirty clothes to launder and put away
And found treasure to find a home for
And a dirty house to clean!

We hated to say goodbye to Lucy --
We won't see her again until Thanksgiving
And as I held her this morning before I left, she smiled at her Nana!

It's Wednesday and I'm sharing Lucy's Garden with Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.


Pondside said...

How lovely that you were able to get up to see Lucy and her parents! The garden is precious and she will one day know that you made it for her. I love that! We are enjoying our little granddaughter, Theresa, who lives close by, and looking forward to the day when two little girl cousins can come to Nana's house for sleepovers and tea parties. You and I both have such fun to look forward to!

william said...

It is just lovely, Martha, and what a darling thing to do for her! So glad you had such a wonderful time!

Lottie said...

What a wonderful idea! Glad you had a good visit!

Deb said...

Nothing like a smile from the grand-baby. Hugs

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Little Lucy has a wonderful garden and even better grand parents!

Delvalina said...

it growing beautifully and makes the house looks so pretty from outside.
and glad to hear that you had good times :)

Pat said...

Lucy's Garden HAS filled in nicely, dear friend!!! Love that you've taken bulbs for Spring blooms!!! Perhaps, Lucy will pick a bloom and have it in a vase near her breakfast tray???
I love that Lucy smiled at her Nana. . .love blossoms here!!!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

How beautiful! I know you must be enjoying being grandparents tremendously!

GardenOfDaisies said...

That was the sweetest gift to give your little granddaughter! Your dutch peach pie looks really yummy, too.

Sarah Punch said...

The garden is beautiful and freshly weeded. Lucy and I admired it on our way home from our morning walk! Thank you for the amazing gift that keeps giving!

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Buttercup said...

The pie looks beyond delicious! I'm your newest follower.

Unknown said...

Very thoughtful and lovely gift..

Unknown said...

Very thoughtful and lovely gift..

Unknown said...

Very thoughtful and lovely gift..

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