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September 2, 2021

Welcome September, Flowers, and a Tribute

Hello everybody!  It's been a while since I posted.  Several different things have had my focus.  First off our daughter came home and spent the summer with us.  She lives in Arizona and thought she'd spend her summer up here in northern Michigan.  Dan and I attended a baby shower, a wedding shower, then the wedding oh and we had Garage Sale!  

In between I kept up with my gardening and just took the time to relax and enjoy the summer.

This is a "head" planter I found at Home Goods early this spring.
I planted one Double Impatiens called Burgundy then found a nice little vining plant called (Tri-color Bolivian Jew or Callisia Repens Variegated/ Turtle Vine) that I just kept breaking off the replanting around her head. This was earlier this summer...

...and this is her today!  Quite a head of "hair" wouldn't you say!

I think she looks like Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl!  LOL

I got this galvanized watering can planter last year at Tractor Supply.  I potted several "Calliope Medium Dark Red" Geraniums and have been real happy with their flower production.

I planted a bunch of "Redhead" Coleus that turned out to be a wonderful color framing the hydrangea.  I'll repeat something like this again!

These phlox were heavenly.  They are called "Cotton Candy" and are beautifully scented!

I mixed this planter up with a peachy pink variegated impatiens, a Bossa Nova begonia, and a Curly Cherry Ming rex begonia.  There's a white caladium peaking out there too but it hasn't amounted too much.  

These sedums have produced a wonderful shade of pink flower the the bumble bees love them!  There are three on the flowers.

These "Playtime" lilies were stunning.  During our garage sale at the end of July everyone visiting were commenting on how pretty there were.  Lots of people took a tour of my gardens, I enjoyed it!

These "Muscadet" lilies were lovely!

Out front these "Baja" lilies really performed.  They've lasted for a month and offer a reddish orange very large flower with yellow centers.  I'm quite happy with them.  In the background are "Tuscan Sun" Heliopsis

These "Carbonero" lilies are fantastic.  They are quite tall but sturdy.

I got two of these planters and planted them with "Sunrise Rose" lantana and sunflowers.  The lantana attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.

Such a happy flower!

Out front I put out a seasonal flag and my island is blooming away.  The flag is by Breeze Art Studio M called Sunflower Snippet.  I'll switch up to a fall flag soon.

  Finally... In Remembrance
I lost my mom early in August.  She turned 99 on August 2nd but died on August 3rd.  This is an older picture we used but in my mind I will always remember her like this... She was born and raised in Detroit in 1922 at a time that Detroit was great vibrant city.  Married in 1941 just as WWII was coming on in the U.S., then they moved to a suburb of Detroit and remained at that house for 63 years.  Dad had passed in 1991.  Mother to 4 daughters, grandmother to 9, and great grandmother to 7.  She was a great seamstress and always made our dresses when we were little kids (back when the schools required girls in dresses).  She made wedding cakes in the early 60's and then got interested in doing ceramics in the 70's.  A loving mom who was devoted to her family and gave us a christian upbringing, and lots and lots of family gatherings that we hold dear.  There's so much more I could say, but you get the picture.
Love and miss you Mom 💜always.

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!


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      



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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