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June 30, 2021

4th Of July Tablescapes (T)

Back in 2015 I did this post Called 4th Of July Dining Indoors which you can click on to see but I'm providing a few pics too!


 

Then in 2016 I did this Happy Independence Day!



 

In 2017 I did this Let's Celebrate Our Independence Day!



 

In 2018 I did a table for two called Wave Your Flag On The 4th



 

 In 2019 I did a Patriotic Vignette



 

 
In 2020 I did another Vignette called Land Of The Free


Wishing you all a Happy and  Safe 4th of July!

 


June 29, 2021

June's Blooms

Hello everybody!  I  haven't posted in a while!  
 
Just so you know these pictures are all in the wrong order, starting with last picture first!  I am having lots of problems with blogger and loading my pictures.  After 3 times I decided this is going to be it!  So you can drop down to the bottom if you'd like and read up!
Here I have a Princes Spirea that is blooming and I thought it looked pretty with the sun cast on it.

A little bit of my fairy garden.

I don't know the name of this lily but I like how it looks with the cottage house.

These cement cottage fairy houses are my favorites!  This is the first year I put them on this side of the stairs but I like them here especially with the rusticness of the granite bird bath.

I planted these coleus called Redhead to create a nice contrast with Phlox Intensia Blueberry (which will spread out) and then a row of Violas.

These coleus contrast nicely against the white Annabelle Hydrangea that is just forming it flowers.
 
Just behind the Annabelle's is this Little Princess Spirea which always performs well.
 

My little Japanese Garden .  My Red Dragon Japanese Maple is really taking it's time to grow!

Another view of the left side with hostas, ferns and ground cover.

I added the stepping stones up to the pagoda last year.  The jury is still out as to whether I like them.  I decided to go with a blueish tone and I'm questioning my decision!

Just around the corner I have some Sweet Romance lavender.  It seems to be doing well next to the driveway but is being overwhelmed by a blue spruce!

Just a quick shot of my little garden girl. Not a whole lot in bloom here just yet!

I even have a bit of Milkweed growing though I have a hard time keeping my husband from weeding it out!  I keep reminding him of the benefits but he grew up on a farm and just sees it as a weed! 

This is Autumn Charm Stonecrop sedum that I really like.  Love that it's bi-colored and it shoots out a realy pretty pink flower.

This is one of my favorites too, it's called Peach Flambe Coral Bells (Heuchera)  

On the end of the island are some Stella D'oro daylilies that are just starting to bloom.  They always put on a good show.

I believe these are a Tiny Bee Asiatic Lily which I love their pretty yellow coloring!

Oh gosh this Magic Show "Wizard of AHHS" Veronica/speedwell is lovely this year!

Still lots more to bloom yet!

This is Orange Marmelade hosta which I've had for quite a few years.  I might split it this year so I can have a bigger display of it!

Veronica 

Down below the Limelight Hydrangea are these Lemon Princess Spirea.  Spireas do real well up north here. 

And finally what should have been the first picture is a quick view of the island out front of our house.
 
Cherry Parfait roses and my Flamingo!
                                                      Greetings from my Garden      

  

May 20, 2021

Tulips, Planting Annuals, and a bear... Late Spring 2021

              Planters

Hello Everybody!  I've begun planting my annuals.  In this planter I've got some Supertunia Royal Velvet, Really Red Supertunias, two yellow marigolds and a spike planted.

I've got a Two tone orange Dahlia, a Prince Tut, Corkscrew Rush and a Creeping Jenny planted in here.
 
Here I've got some Rockin' Blue Suede Shoes Salvia and Diamond Snow Euphoriba.  These salvia will get quite tall (30") so this will be interesting to see how it turns out.  These were magnets for the hummingbirds last year so I'm excited to have them again.

I've got two Calliope Medium Scarlet Geraniums, two Limoncello Supertunias and a Prince Tut grass here.  I'll update in a month or so as to how these are all looking.

This planter has a Sunfinity Sunflower centered and is surrounded by Sunrise Rose Lantana.  Should be real pretty once the sunflowers start flowering!  This type of sunflower branches out and get's quite full rather than a single stem.

 
 
Tulips!

Tulips!  These have been blooming nearly two weeks!  They are called Keizerskroon circa 1750!  (Grand Duc or Emperors Crown) They've really made a good show and I can see why they've been around for so long!  There are soft yellow daffodils and purple hyacinths also which smells so good!
 

This was a mixed package of tulips I ordered.  They've all so pretty and came out and bloomed together which is perfect!
 


This one's like a rose!


These pink tulips really made their mark!  
 

This is how they started.

I think these were called Pink Impression 

Back to Planters
 In this terracotta planter I've put two geraniums, one a Calliope Medium Deep Rose' a hot pink and the other a Patriot Watermelon which is the red/orange color.  I planted two Wojo's Gem Vinca vines and two Superbena Stormburst (light purple) plants.

 This planter got a real vibrant mix.  Centered is a Canna Lily that will be yellow, a blue/white lobelia and a Hot Pink Calibrachoa.

More annuals to plant!

I'm going to try these Coleus around the hosta hill and fountain area.  I always plant impatiens there but I thought it might be fun to switch up a bit! 

Got my large galvanized planter filled up! 
 
I've got pink Senorita Rosalita Cleome in the center which will get quite tall. Verbea called Vanessa Bicolor Purple, Superbells Honeyberry on the left side and white Calibrocha on the right side. 

Next to it we inserted the shepards hook through the middle of the pot and I've planted New Guinea impatiens called Blushing Crimson all around the top of the planter.

On the shepards hooks I've got a pair of hanging baskets with Techno Upright Dark Blue Lobelia, Silver Nickel Vine Dichondra and in the center (which isn't blooming yet) is a Sonic Deep Purple New Guina Impatiens.


This one has Diamond Snow Euphobira, and two double Red impatiens by D.S.Cole, a Creeping Jenny and one white Browallia


BEAR-  We had a little excitement for a couple of nights.  A bear visited our bird feeder and climbed the post and knocked everything off.                                                           

 
You can see his claw marks at the bottom of the post.

 

Look at the white post, there's a bear climbing up on it!

I'm told he's a younger one, probably a year old.  At this time of year they are looking for quick food since their main sources of berries and such aren't available yet.  In 32 years that we've lived here this has never happened!

I'm attaching a video we caught on our trail-cam but I don't know if it will work the way I did it.

Well that's all for now!


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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