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, May 5, 2017

Ferns and Wicker and Geraniums, Oh, My!

As you know, Linderhof has a "new" porch . . . 
New in the fact that the screens are finally down and it's a real front porch!

There are three things that every porch needs in the summer --
white wicker
red geraniums

We've almost always had wicker -- sometimes white and sometimes brown . . . 
And I sometimes think about painting it that Savannah green . . but with the porch screens,
it was dark and the green wouldn't look good!

We've never had hanging ferns -- they hung from the portico -- there was no place to hang them on the porch, really, 
but the last couple of years I had a big pot with "Big Fern" in it on the small column by the front porch door

And I've tried geraniums and the pretty blooming geraniums I put not he porch turned to non-blooming green plants -- not enough sun!

But now . . . screens removed . . . 

We have ferns and we have white wicker and we have red geraniums!

Methinks of it as an old fashioned porch . . .
the wicker, the geraniums, the ferns!

The wicker plant stand Jim gifted me with last year --
just because
he knew I liked wicker and I didn't have one -- it's perfect for that big geranium

We removed the holiday greenery from the upstairs window box in February
and it looked barren
(for we don't plant pansies there in the spring)

Today, with a geranium on the porch, we got red geraniums for the window box

 Bright and cheery red geraniums against the white trim of the sunroom windows

And we rehung our flag as well
For every house needs to fly a flag

We're ready for summer on the porch
ferns hanging, red geraniums blooming, wicker to sit in
and a flag a flying!
I see it as a great place for lemonade and cookies!


Louca por porcelana said...

Oh gorgeous!Love your porch!Beautiful plants and flowers!

Francie Newcomb said...

I love this look! I got red geraniums today too! They really suit your house, especially with the wicker and the flag. Good job!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Just beautiful! So well done!

Tricia said...

Just perfect! Red geraniums are my all-time favorite flower. I have four big pots that we've overwintered twice, so they're on their third summer and going strong. I counted 21 blooms on one plant the other day! Wish I could come and "sit a spell" with you on your porch!

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