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June 1, 2012

The subject was roses!

It's a little early for us here in Northern Michigan to have roses blooming but I wanted to joint the 
"Fresh Cut Friday" party with 

I'm going to post a few favorite pictures of mine from the past
This was a small bouquet I made last year with my Queen Elizabeth Grandiflora roses mixed with some Limelight Hydrangeas and a few clippings from a Cordyline plant.

Queen Elizabeth Grandiflora
I am particularly fond of this rose because A) it grows for me and not subject to a lot of disease problems
B) it comes back each year without too much fuss!  
As it progresses to open

These two are shots my son took with his Nikon in 2010.  It was the first year I had it in my garden. I really enjoy the way it forms it's perfect rosebuds and then opens up gracefully into a beautiful soft pink color.

Shrub Rose

This is my only other rose.
It's a shrub rose.  It comes back every year but never gets any larger than this.  I'm thinking I should move it to a different location. The blue spruce next to it has gotten so large it's encroaching on everything.  

Lastly-Long Stemmed Roses

Cut roses for our anniversary
back in April. I loved the variations of color in these and they dried very nicely and still have a great smell!
I made an arrangement with the dried anniversary roses, dried lavender and some faux Queen Anne's Lace

Thanks for visiting!
Have a great weekend!


  1. Your Roses are beautiful. You are very good at arrangements also, they look wonderful.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. Beautiful roses, Liz! Love how you dried your anniversary roses...what a great keepsake!

  3. Beautiful roses. Your arrangement is just as beautiful. Have a lovely weekend.

  4. I love the first arrangement. I can tell that your garden is stunning! I am so envious of gorgeous gardens. You should link-up today with Liz @ THe Polo House today for her Favorites on the First link party featuring gardens.

  5. Your roses are beautiful. The Queen Elizabeth is a magnificent rose and since this is the year of the jubilee, it is extra special. I just had to move a shrub rose too. Once I moved it, it started growing and has doubled in size...what a surprise!
    I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  6. Hi Liz,
    I have to say that my Queen Elizabeth is the same. She just does her job every year. Always has a ton of blooms on it to! I love what you did with your dried arrangement. Perfect! :)

    Thank you for joining in for FCF! :)


  7. Queen Elizabeth is a favorite in my garden too. So easy to grow, survives anything winter can throw at her and is the most luscious color!

  8. Your garden is beautiful-full of so many pretty flowers! Thanks for stopping by!


  9. Such lovely pictures!
    I love that shot with the pink roses and the
    green hydrangea. Perfect match to me!

    Thanks so much for finding me.
    I am so happy to have found your
    blog as well!

    Enjoy the weekend~

  10. I have almost given up even trying to grow roses..some bug is always at my roses..I have tried almost everything on the market to keep the poor leaves from being ruined. I am giving it one more try then I will buy my roses from the florist and be happy to see beauty as it should be. Love all of yours..

  11. This is my first year trying roses. Yours are beautiful! I love how you were able to preserve your anniversary bouquet! Thank you for visiting! I am so happy I found you :-)

  12. Beautiful roses~ I especially love it paired with the lime hydrangea! Wishing you a belated Happy Anniversary :)

  13. Your roses are beautiful Liz. Love those Queen Elizabeth...perfect for you. Love how you put them together.

  14. Liz, the bouquet you put together is lovely. All of your roses are stunning - who can't resist the pink one! I hope they come back as beautiful as last year.


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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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