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.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fall, Part Two

Fall, Part Two
is done!

It's the planting of mums in the upstairs window box

To add a bit of fall color to the front
The red begonias we keep for red is "fall-ish" and so we get "double duty"
from our summer annuals
(which justifies my putting pansies there in the Spring!)

All one color -- a gold color
for I think it's the best fall color for mums
light enough to be seen from the road
yet muted enough to be fall.

Oh, and you may see the jack o lanterns peeking out from under the bench!
They do that sometimes --
They should be turned around until the week before Halloween.
I wonder who put them that way?
Gremlins?   Fairies?

Now to keep the mums watered so that we can have their bloom as long as possible.

And soon after the calendar turns to October,
we shall have Fall, Part Four!

Part Three is Mother's Nature's contribution
the fallen leaves on sidewalks!


Francie Newcomb said...

Beautiful! Your house looks so stately and comfortable in its own skin.

Pat said...

Absolutely beautiful, dear friend!
Red and gold are complimentary color for Fall at Linderhof!
Love the jack~'o~lanterns beneath the bench!

VirginiaGeorgia said...

I do enjoy your posts! My maternal Great Grandparents homesteaded in KS so a part of me feels "at home" there. :-) This is NOT related to this post but last night at my book club I mentioned your Cookbook Club. Would you pls share the fundamentals of it? How many people" Meet monthly, yes? Always for the same meal? The hostess picks the cookbook and the main dish, correct? How are the other recipes assigned? Other details too pls. I have wanted to be in such a club since you first posted about it and now I am hoping the time has come! Many thanks!
Elaine in Atlanta, GA

Martha said...

VirginiaGeorgia -- email me at and I will answer all you questions. It IS fun!

lucy said...

Martha, are your jack o lanterns concrete? They're darling;-)

Summer said...

Love the touches of fall! Your house is gorgeous ♥