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.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Garden

It's Mid July --
The garden is still lush thanks to an abundant supply of rain

The begonias

There's always "thyme" in the garden
my favorite Indiana Summer petunias and a dark purple salvia
and thyme, of course!

the lilies in the pond are even blooming
(in fact, it looks like the lilies are trying to take over the pond!)

And there is always time to work in the garden . . . 

Garden chores are constant!

But when it's hot out, one stops for a glass of icy tea and a nosh
(in this case pecan shortbread)

I am afraid, however, that the heat and dry that we are beginning to have
will put an end to our lush garden.
I've been watering . . . and trying to keep ahead rather than get behind.

But as it gets hotter, the garden gets tended to less --
for I am truly a fair weather gardener!


Bernideen said...

Looks wonderful and lovely shortbread. Your garden looks lovely too!

I threw 5 teabags in water but on the stove today and forgot them. I kept smelling something but ignored it. What a terrible thing for that pot. I had to work on it for quite a while so I won't be doing that again!

Francie Newcomb said...

Martha, your garden is beautiful! I loved my visit there in June, still thinking about how nice it was so be with you.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

I've always admired your backyard garden Martha and your lily pond is wonderful, what a cute cat statue!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Your garden is beautiful and a joy. I think your climate is challenging but it never stops you.