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, June 3, 2014

The Flower of the Week

Sweet peas
But not ordinary sweet peas
Sweet peas from our garden

Which came to our garden from Jim's grandmother's garden

I think of her every spring
when the Sweet Peas bloom.

She was born in the little town we used to live in
20 miles east of here
Raised her four children and when Jim's mom was a single mom,
helped raise him too.

She ended up near where she grew up
in a little town about 25 miles from here.

It's always nice to remember Grandma Eva every spring
as her sweet peas bloom in the garden.

It's Wednesday and I'm joining Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.


The French Hutch said...

What a sweet way to remember someone special. Sweet Peas from her garden to your garden. I have ivy from my mom's and flowers from my MIL planted in my gardens. I treasure them.
Thanks for sharing..........

Marilyn Miller said...

Oh I just love having things in the garden from special friends or family as a remembrance. Sweet peas would be extra special that way. I have calla lily's from my sister, shasta daisy's from a friend, and best of all delphinium from my aunt that passed away in february.

Pat said...

Sweet Peas were my MoMa's favorite flower!!!
Yours are gorgeous from your Garden! I loved reading of their origin.

Michelle said...

Love the sharing of flowers between generations! Your dining room looks so light and pretty with the Sweet Peas!

Vicki said...

Sweet peas are irresistible. They bring back memories of my first apartment. Enjoyed reading the story about yours. Have a good weekend!