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September 13, 2012

What season is it?

I'm joining Tootsie Time: Fertilizer Friday 
Fistail Cottage: Cottage Garden Party
I walked about the yard this past weekend and took random pictures of things still blooming.  I kept thinking about how we are at the end of summer yet there is still plenty of life in the plants.

One of my hibiscus (Rose Mallow-Luna Blush) finally bloomed!  I found it peeking up behind the shrub where I planted it last year...of course I expected it to be much taller...
perhaps next year??  The other one I planted looks like it's going to bloom but so far it's still holding out.
Not exactly flourishing but I'm new to growing these so I really don't know what to expect.  

Still a few peeps of color here and there....

This magnolia has been re-blooming for a few weeks...
I've seen it bloom a 2nd time before but we had a lot more flowers and it's lasted a long time...crazy year! 


Our Ash tree dropped a few leaves early....they magically land in my flower bed!

It's more enjoyable to have fires in the fire pit now that it's cooling off.  

 This plant was identified to me by Mindy as being Kenilworth Ivy...I googled it and she's right!  Interesting too it says it's native to Northern Italy!  Who would have known! I love this turtle now that he's getting a nice patina!  My husband likes to bleach off the green from the stones, but I stopped him a few years ago and now it's  aging nicely!

Coleus always provides color! 
The weeping Japanese Maple is starting to change it's colors...

            These will look the same until the first frost...then things will rapidly change.
I recently stained these concrete pedestals.   Truthfully they didn't come out the color I wanted but I'm going to leave them be.  They look more like stone now which is better than the white concrete look they had.

En Masse

The arbor is full and lush...the morning glories have been enjoyable to watch.....each morning it's a new picture!

 Last Friday..my favorite so far! 

My Garden Mascott - Sherwood

Time to plant some mums...

I hope you are enjoying this last bit of summer...I know everyone is ready for fall!


  1. Next year I bet your Hibicus grows well. Nothing of mine really grew this year and I was disappointed about it. Hopefully next year they will do good. Your window boxes look beautiful, I can tell you are good about watering your containers.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. Everything is so beautiful, Liz. I love your yard.

  3. Liz, I love seeing photos of your garden. Everything always looks so lush!! When I grow up, I wanna be you! LOL!!

  4. Liz your flowers are just gorgeous...so nice to see blooms still...hot and very dry here and so not much left blooming.

  5. Your garden looks great - still quite colorful. Congrats! Your art pieces add an elegant feel to a lovely place. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hi my first time to see your site. You have a wide garden and i love most the hostas and that arbor. We can't grow hostas here but we also have some of yours here in the tropics.

  7. Your fire pit area is very inviting! I noticed that I have an hibiscus preparing to rebloom... wasn't aware that they did that! Thanks for the nice comments you leave on my site so often... I really do appreciate them! Larry

  8. Thanks for coming by. I love your hibiscus, too. Lovely color. Your garden seems to still be going. I love the color on your coleus.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

  9. Your garden looks lovely! I love your pops of colors and beautiful greens. Good luck with putting the mums in. I think I may grab mine next weekend. If you'd like to share your posts, I just started a new gardening link up on www.craftygardenmama.com. Stop by and see what Tuesday Greens has to offer!

  10. Your patio is lovely and so is your arbor! I love the mass planting of impatiens. You have a lot of pretty blooms still in your garden. The mums will be a great fall accent too.

  11. It was a treat to walk round your garden.

  12. I am so happy you joined into my little party!!! what a wonderful garden you are sharing!!! Welcome. I am your newest follower I shared this post to tootsie time facebook page!!!
    thanks for linking in this week I hope you will again soon!
    hugs from Alberta Canada!
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  13. Your gardens look wonderful! The odd weather has my gardens looking tired and tattered. Your Hosta bed with the statue is gorgeous! The trees in the back ground are amazing ... I've always loved mature trees and have none here, but have been madly planting them since we moved in.


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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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