As early as I can in late winter,
I plant pansies in planters around the garden
I adore pansies
And they adore Kansas late winter
And early Spring
But once it gets hot
they start to fade!
The back flower box holds pansies from March through May
Sometime after Memorial Day I trade out the pansies
And sometimes I'm lucky and my summer plants are on sale!
And yesterday and today,
I replaced the last of the pansies in the garden
White begonias in that same flower box
A brick background, an iron pigeon and bronze leaf white blooming begonias
The wooden planter got planted with red begonias
But I left the pansies -- there may be some bloom left in them
The faux bois planter on the baker's rack in the garden
Bronze leaf red begonias
I'm not one for exotic plants for the planters in the garden
Give me traditional geraniums and begonias
They are workhorses in the garden and always give me a summer worth of bloom
We had our "days" today
A ritual of midwestern small towns
Booths, food, bands line the main street downtown
We eat funnel cakes and ice cream
Partake of BBQ for lunch
And sometimes find something to bring home
Today it was a new hummingbird feeder
I like it but, alas, it was not guaranteed
But we do have hummers that visit Linderhof's garden
Hung from the pergola where it can be seen from the breakfast room
And we can enjoy the hummer's antics!
After a busy day downtown, dinner needed to be easy
What we call macaroni and hamburger but which others call
Goulash or Slumgullion
It's an easy and cheap meal
And brings back memories of our childhoods!
Hi Martha :)
Your garden is looking lovelier and lovelier. I hope you can get a couple of pictures of the hummingbirds when they come to visit. I haven't seen any here yet.
Have a beautiful Sunday!
Martha, we love our begonias and geraniums! They truly are work horses! Have a great Sunday!
Bringing new color to your garden with begonias really looks good! The goulash looks delicious.
Your garden looks so lovely to look at or to sit in........Well done!
Lovely new flora in your planters at Linderhof, dear one!!!
My pansies, too, are beginning to fade here on my side of the Prairie!!!
I need succulents!!! The West side gets the H O T afternoon sun!!!
Off on a "city" shopping trip tomorrow to see what is available!!!
I love your evening meal!!!
Hi Martha, you know I am a big fan of your beautiful garden and love seeing what you do to it! I like your hummingbird feeder, hummers are just so sweet and fascinating to watch!
Have a great week,
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