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June 29, 2018

June Garden Party

Welcome to the June "Garden Party"

My Gardens Are In The Pink!
Last week my peonies were in their glory (or my glory anyway!).

It's not only a beautifuly fragranced flower but also a pretty one!

The white is absolutely the most delicious fragrance of them all!



We were gone for a bit and the grass grew like crazy.  The peonies are pretty much done and now the Max Frei Cranesbill or Hardy Geraniums are in full bloom.

Just left of the peonies is a tall Limelight Hydrangea with a skirt of pink blooming spirea.  They were so tiny when I first put them there and now they are really big!

I tried to capture the bumble bee that was buzzing about (he's just off center on the pink flower) but he was moving so furiously I couldn't get a good focus.

Over by the fireplace where we planted the new Japanese Maple last year it's coming along beautifully and so are the double knock out roses.  I gave them some fertilizer a few weeks ago and they are really growing!

Well these aren't exactly pink but I couldn't resist showing them!

In front of the bedroom are more spirea that are blooming in pink too.  I know for sure the two larger ones are called Lemon Princess spirea but I'm not sure what the center one is.  Everything needs a trim and as soon as they're done blooming I'll shape them up.

Around the side are the astilbe I planted a few weeks back and they're blooming nicely now.

They're supposed to be red but so far are just a strong pink.  Perhaps they'll shift color as the flower matures.

Lets head out back.  Along the pathway to the patio is a Goldflame spirea blooming.  The leaves on these change color as the season moves along and in the fall they get a coppery orange tone to them.

Opposite of that is the "Little Princess" spirea.  I've learned that spirea are a reliable plant up here so I've invested in a bunch of them.  

Another angle of it.  

The old wagon with pink begonia flowers has filled out nicely.

This perennial pops up reliably each year and I love watching it change as it grows.
Astrantia (Great Masterwort) Star of fire.

There's a soft pink astilbe beginning to bloom on the right but it's not very noticeable yet.

Last year I planted the Cleome (SeƱorita Rosalita) in the garden bed but this year I decided to try one in the flower pot.  I'm loving how well it's doing.  Super carefree plant.

These are "Tiny Pearl" asiatic lilies

Queen Elizabeth  Grandiflora Rose.  My first bloom this season.  

Dianthus- great reliable perennial.  If you shear off the flowers they'll bloom again.

This is a pink version of Veronica (Speedwell) which I just added to my pink garden.  

An evening shot of the pink garden.  Still more pink to come!

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Garden Party which is hosted by 5 of us.  
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June 28, 2018

Wave Your Flag On The 4th!

Come wave your flag as we celebrate this joyous holiday of our country's independence!

I saw this Uncle Sam on the bicycle over at Debbee's Buzz blog.  She used him with a really cute wreath she made "here".  I was delighted to find out our Michael's still had them!  

Stars and Stripes mason jars by Ball this year are a wonderful low cost way to bring in something patriotic to your dining.  I found mine at Walmart.

The red and white check dishes are from Pier 1.  The placemats are from Crate & Barrel.



The patriotic birds have been with me a while (Michael's?)

The trio of sparklers have been with me a few years.  I added the red ribbon to tie them together but I know I saw something similar at either Michael's or Pier 1.

Couldn't resist these cute patriotic bicycle napkin rings from Pier 1 this year.  

The flatware is from Crate & Barrel.  The blue dishes are called Devon Cottage by Johnson Brothers.




God Bless America 


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June 21, 2018

Tropical With Kate Spade!

Happy First Day of Summer!

I came across this wonderfully cheerful floral Kate Spade tablecloth (called Flowerbox) and had to use it for the first day of summer!

There are so many great colors in this tablecloth!


I went out to my gardens and snipped flowers.

My peonies are in full bloom and I was tickled to find this beautiful yellow iris in bloom too!

Flamingos and hibiscus!

I snipped some of the orange begonias from my planters and a few fronds of my ferns.  

These dishes both came from Pier 1 last year and this year.  

I tried to capture the gold sparkles that this dish has but it doesn' show much but they does glisten in the sun!

The flamingo glasses are also from Pier 1 last year

Bamboo flatware and woven grass chargers- perfect for this tropical setting.

Again- Happy First Day of Summer!

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ABOUT ME



Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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