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April 14, 2012

Orangey Anniversary!

Spring started out with a fast start in March. It's going down on record as one of the warmest March's throughout the country!

Then....it cooled off and we've had several hard frosts and my poor magnolia got the worst of it.  

It was full of big healthy buds all ready to pop open, and then 2 hard freezes two weeks in a row proved to be too much for it.  It will leaf out soon.

Traverse City is known for it's cherry industry, but this year is going to provide a very low yield because of the freezes. 
They predict a 90% loss already.
Pretty sad looking isn't it!  What can 
you do- that's the way nature is....no guarantees!
 My weeping cherry tree looks pretty decent considering 
the harsh frosts that we've had.

On another note, we are celebrating our 
34th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday.  
 I was presented with a bouquet of long stemmed roses from hubby, so I thought I would share a few pictures!  
These were the perfect color to pick me up since the spring has sort of let me down!
 I plan to get the rake working on the garden beds..... I know most of you have probably already done that, but we had a brief snowfall just last week Friday!  Yep!  It didn't last but it's kind of crazy here!

I hope you are having a pleasant weekend!


  1. The freeze here was awful also. Damage to quite a number of things.
    Happy anniversary. The Roses are gorgeous. Your hubby has good taste.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. We didn't get below freezing here, thankfully, but my lilac has not bloomed yet, it might be a little early for these parts. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! I love your orange roses, I love all orange flowers all year long. xo

  3. Orange is a wonderful color Liz. The roses are gorgeous. I hope you have a wonderful anniversary.
    34 years deserves something special. Enjoy your week-end together. Linda

  4. Liz, the weather has truly been a rollercoaster this year. Fortunately, we didn't have any surprise freezes, after things started to bloom. At this point, our biggest threat is high winds doing damage, from the aggressive thunderstorms of late. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! The flowers are gorgeous! May you have many, many more!

  5. We have had a couple of light frosts but it is still quite early in the season here so we are hoping for the best. Lovely pictures.

  6. Seeing all those beautiful flowers really cheered me up on this gloomy, rainy New England morning. Absolutely gorgeous colors! Happy Anniversary!


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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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