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August 31, 2012

Come sit with me in my garden!

As my blog title says....
Come sit with me in my garden... 
  You can enjoy listening to the birds, watch the squirrels and chipmunks play and I can even have music playing!
 Let's dine and have some tea!

What's that you say?  
We are too far apart to visit each other?  
Well, I  guess we will just have to continue our visits 
through our blogs!

Let's meander on...
I love these Begonias
I've decided that begonias are a good investment plant!
Just don't let them sit around in too much water...they don't like that! 
This year I wanted some really bright rich summery colors and I think I achieved that!  The impatiens are a good investment plant too- little fuss and they fill in nicely! 

Have you ever seen this little vine plant?  Mine relocated over here and keeps growing out onto the patio.  I don't know what it's called since I lost the tag.  
It has these sweet dainty flowers!

Out front....

 I'm still enjoying this Rose of Sharon shrub.  It 
really filled out a lot more since I posted about it 
a week ago.
Such a pretty flower....you wouldn't know it's beauty unless you got up close enough to see it!

 Russian Sage


 I'm playing with different settings on my camera trying to be more creative!

We planted this pepper plant in June and a tomato plant. The tomato plant has lost it's leaves and still has some fruit but it's pretty pathetic looking so I won't even show it!  It was called an Early Girl....perhaps the early part is because it poops out very early!!

Just beside the area of the peppers are the cannas which just started to bloom...it took all summer which disappointed me.  I bought 9 of them at a big box store and they are supposed to be red.... as you can see they aren't!
They are pretty- a very tropical looking orange color... 

What's this?
Well look what just drove by! This is the 2nd load of hay I saw today.  It's value is like gold these days...there is going to be a big shortage of it this year and a lot of farmers are going to sell their livestock off because they can't feed them.

Back to the morning glories....
 They are coming on nicely.  Today we were witnessing them open as we sat and had our morning coffee.... 
Nature sure knows how to creative loveliness!
One day wonders!

By the way...
Did I ever show you the silly Turkey that was visiting back in June.  She was filling her self up eating birdseed off the ground and then she decided to jump up on my little bird bath to get a drink!  I was sitting on the deck and had my iPhone so I moved closer to the edge to take a video of her.  She knew I was there and wasn't quite sure she liked it so 
I had to be very quiet!

Thank-you for visiting and sharing my gardens this summer!  I'm sure there will be more to share but fall is fast approaching!  


  1. Your garden is gorgeous, Liz, it looks like a park. I feel so bad about the lack of hay. Crazy weather we have had and are having. xo

  2. I'll be right over! Oh darn, you're too dang far. Ah well, I'll continue to enjoy your garden through your photos. So pretty.
    P.S. Your mystery plant is Kenilworth Ivy. I have it coming up EVERYWHERE. It's super naughty here, but I let it go a lot of times since it's so dang pretty.

  3. Liz, one word...JEALOUS! lol!!! I agree with Barbara, this looks like a very serene park! I'll need some gardening tutorials from you next spring!

  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, Liz! Your gardens are stunning- xo Diana

  5. Liz, your garden is fabulous!! I would like to have my morning coffe in a place like that!! I also love begonias and impatients, every year those two are my sure keepers!

  6. An enjoyable tour of your gardens. Pretty color of rose of sharon and a vivid blue morning glory. Very sad about the farmers, their life is not an easy one.

  7. Lovely blooms. My tomato plant gave out also. In fact didn't get much from it with the heat and it was an early one also. Interesting you have a turkey up in your yard by itself.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

  8. WOW, what a garden! Who wouldn't love a special outdoor retreat such as yours...amazing! Have a great weekend! XO~Liz

  9. That is one BOLD turkey!!!!! I just ate a turkey dip sandwich. Hmmmm....coincidence? I don't THINK so!!!

  10. Liz, your garden is always so lovely. I love your large flagstone area. I really like impatiens, but didn't plant enough this year. I know exactly what you are saying about begonias and over watering. I have that little trailing plant in the rock wall of my firepit. I will check the tag tomorrow, but I think it's called Corsican Ivy. I had a little of it reseed in the floor of the fire pit. Thinking I might just leave it. I love the little blooms. Mr tukey in the garden is so fun! Your Canna was not what you expected, but it is still a real beauty.

  11. It's all just stunning but my favorite thing is the flagstone floor with the moss. Love.

  12. Wow just popped over after seeing your comment on my kitchen post...now I wish this beautiful garden was right outside the new kitchen :O)
    Now following you!

  13. Hi Liz,

    I would just love to pop over and have some tea with you. Your gardens and patio are gorgeous! I wish I had planted Morning Glories this year. Oh well, I will have to put it on the list for next 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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