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, March 15, 2015

Pansy Perfection

It was a great week on the prairie!    From last week's 5 inches of snow and ice and miserable temperatures to this week real "Spring" weather!    And the hardware store had pansies!    I bought a flat -- as I always do!

They are such harbingers of Spring . . . and if we get another cold spell, the pansies will survive!   

Kitten faced pansies in the planters at the front of the house.    The chippy iron planters that DH wants to paint and I want to leave "as is"!

The Amish wooden planter on the brick wall on the north side of the house.   Yellow violas and kitten faced pansies (which are not in bloom yet).

My second favorite place for pansies -- the window box under the kitchen window.    It's one of my favorite planters for both pansies and the begonias of summer!

The faux bois planter.    Some yellow and purple kitten faced violas and an iron rabbit (which is really a bank).

In the center of the herb garden, the old metal fountain basin is filled with pansies (and the thyme bed around the basin is filled with leaves!   I should have removed them before I took the picture!)

Even the farie garden has pansies.     The farie's have been busy in their garden as well.    They need some creeping thyme for their garden.    I'll have to pick some up next time I go to Red Cedar.

I simply adore pansies and this time of year, they do make one yearn for Spring!    And when the pansies come, can spring be far behind?


Bernideen said...

What a darling little fairy garden. I do believe I saw one flitting by.....lovely pansies! I haven't seen any yet but I imagine it won't be long!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

ohhh you are lucky! all your snow has gone! here (upper NE) it is _still_ with us. and so, sweet pansies would be suicidal, if I put them around.

but... our time will come...

what an atmospheric photo... of the center of the herb garden! showing the rays of sunshine...

and as to leaving the leaves, in the picture... I'd call that "reality-in-blogging". not staging a picture! :-))))