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.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mums . . .

As much as I relish the tulips and daffodils of Spring,
I relish the mums of Autumn

Their muted colors attest to the waning days
And I love to fill both home and garden with them.

A table in the living room with a bouquet

Not arranged --
For I don't like "florists" flowers
I like flowers as they grow in the garden!
In my big Waterford vase
(which I bought, actually, for the hydrangeas --
I don't think the mums mind, though, do you?)

And on the dining room table

Not Waterford by heavy crystal
And it's a great vase for most flowers.

In the breakfast room
I love the orangey mums
in the old blue and white transfer ware pitcher.
(And the double enjoyment of the mums reflected in the mirror!)

Outside . . . 

Outside in the armillary planter
(for there is always "thyme" in the garden)
And pansies!
(I've given up on fall pansies in the pots --
but a few in the garden . . . 
Oops -- this is a post about mums --
But I'm sure the mums won't mind a pansy mention!)

And we're not messy gardeners 
Nor did we have a storm
The guttering is there because we have workmen climbing all over ladders all around the house
For Linderhof will soon sport new gutters!

I'm waiting to get my big mum for the front
I like it to last until Thanksgiving
And if you buy it too early . . . .

It's Friday and I'm joining:

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Miss Mustard Seed for Furniture Friday
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home.


Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Your home is such a work of art, yet never appears to lose the feeling of a warm home. I would love to see your screen better.....

Beth said...

You have created a beautiful and stylish home, which is warm and welcoming. Love your courtyard too! It's stunning!

The Charm of Home said...

Hi Martha,

You know I never think about cutting mums and bringing them in. They look wonderful in a vase. I also like the garden bouquets. There is something so charming about a gathering of flowers fresh from the garden arranged in a vase. Thank yo for joining Home Sweet Home!