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.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Something New In The Garden

Ages ago 
I acquired Bunny Williams
An Affair With a House

I love Bunny's style both in house and garden
But I was extremely struck by something in her garden
off the conservatory

The edging in the garden
A twisted rope edging

I found out that it was English
And Victorian
And extremely rare in the states
But Bunny, after all, had access to buying trips to England
And a container to bring them back in!

Something that I didn't have access to!

That was years and years ago
And I did see some at a shop in the city
. . . but they had a price tag bigger than my purse.

And I didn't forget about them,
but knew that they would never grace the garden at Linderhof!

And then last Saturday,
at a charity garden sale
(in my little town)
There was a pile of them!

Marked $1 each!

A steal of a deal!

(The pile was 10 but 10 was 10 more than I had!)

Made of terra cotta,
they belong in a garden

They go well with the Fort Scott brick


 Ah, . . . . where to put them in the garden

My first thought was to replace the brick around the armillary
(which is my thyme bed)

And I tried, hoping that 10 would do three sides and the
back side would just be . . . well, different!

But they wouldn't -- two sides and only two sides would seem

I then tried at the end of the iron fence
And that looked strange

And then I tried them on the sides of the brick path
past the thyme garden

five on the left side

And five on the right

Doogie approves
(the terra cotta pot by him is an English strawberry jar)

I think they look smashing!

And I like how they lead to the seating area underneath the pergola.

It pays to never give up
If you yearn for something
someday, some way it will come along!


Bernideen said...

How awesome of a find!

Pondside said...

A deal like that just makes the day! I love to see views of your garden, as our new-old house is about the age of Linderhof and I think elements of your garden would really suit it. Well done!