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July 9, 2013

July is Blooming!

I guess July is my big month for my perennials.  
 I did a walk around the yard this afternoon and snapped off a lot of pictures! 
I have been watching some Delphiniums that were taller than me since last week. 
  Unfortunately the morning rain broke them over so I had no choice but to bring 
them indoors!

As you can see they were fabulous.  They were so heavily
laden with flowers the just broke over and I couldn't leave them like that.  
I stuffed some Yarrow in the center for filler.
I wanted to let them hang over like big branches to show how long they are!

~This area is out front of the house~
I like how this is looking like a cottage garden...I like it when the
plants start to mingle with each other.

I do wish the Delphinium would bloom all summer!
I love seeing their spikes of color.

My Shasta Daisies are getting close to blooming and I see a lily has appeared in the middle of them!  I wonder how it got there!  Must of had a little help from a critter!

 The cone flowers are just starting too...

I put in new Coreopsis last year and they've all come back nicely.
The other ones I had slowly disappeared.  I blame it on the variety, but it 
could have been the voles too.  

Love the (Speedwell) Veronica

These lilies have a fabulous color- they seem to glow.

I love how the purple and yellow look great together!
I never posted the Columbines when they bloomed.

These Columbines bloomed back in the middle of June.

The Stella de Oro Lilies are finally blooming.  
This is the part of the island people see as they drive by our home.
I created the island to add privacy and sound absorption. We live close to a main road and it can be noisy.

~To the side of the driveway~ 
Boy these guys are vibrant!  Makes me think of the Southwest!
I moved them from the back of the deck area last year and they seem to be quite 
happy here!

I'm glad I moved them over here they were really getting large and this area can 
handle it better.

~Out back~
I made this my pink garden area last year.  
I bought up a bunch of lilies that were on mark down last summer.  
I stuck with shades of pink.  It looks a little haphazard right now, but each 
year it will improve.

I really love this coloring the best.  They didn't all have their labels so I'm not sure what they are called.

This is another one with similar coloring but it has specks highlighting the center.

These are a peachy pink color that I placed either side of my 
Queen Elizabeth Floribunda Rose

This one is hiding behind my Iris

The birds love the bird bath- it greens up really fast though.  A sopping wet Baltimore Oriole jumped up on the deck railing the other day and I had to chuckle.  
They're so wary though it's hard to get a picture. 

Just in front of this bird bath you can see a big granite stone.  I had three of them 
set there but I've taken one away and...

I moved it to this corner of the pathway to the patio.  I've planted some sedum around it and a white Bell flower-Campanula.  There is a perennial Salvia next to it but it looks terrible right now.  Once these sedum plants fill
out it should look more interesting.

I should have been smart and cut this in half before I planted it!  Oh well....

Right next to that are some very orange lilies!
When I bought them from Lowe's several years ago 
they were labeled as yellow... ha- so much for that!

This year they are the largest I've ever seen them.

These white ones used to be where the orange ones are.  I thought that the voles had eaten them all and then they appeared again, so I decided to separate them last year.

My Hydrangeas are starting too but I better wind this up and I'll save that for my next post.
 I hope you are enjoying your gardens and plants too!

Thank you for visiting!  
Please leave a comment so I know you came by!


  1. What a lovely selection of lilies you have - Your little island area is delightful - the yellow daylily looks stunning planted en masse
    like that.
    I enjoyed my wee stroll around your garden - summer is certainly there!

  2. I think I'm going to have Iris this year. I explain: a while ago I started seeing some weeds by the almond trees but when I pulled a bulb - small one - came and I thought "what if it isn't a weed but some flower that when we planted the trees come into surface?" So I put it back and it has been growing since and the shape resembles your Iris. Would you mind if I send you a picture and asked - begged - for your opinion? It doesn't have flower yet but definetly looks like yours.
    Thank you for sharing your amazing garden!!! So in love with it. I'd like to have The Stella de Oro Lilies. Do you think they'd do good in my weather?
    Yours (boring friend),

  3. So lovely! Your garden is blessed!


  4. Your gardens look fantastic right now with all that pretty color. I love the cottage garden fullness too.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  5. Wow, you DO have a lot blooming right now! I love, love, love your delphinium. I don't have any, so seeing pictures of yours was a treat.
    My pink coneflower is just now starting as well. I have a mystery one that I just put in this year and I'm anxious to see what color it is.
    Your gardens are so pretty, as usual!

  6. Just beautiful...I love the lilies and all the deep blues of the delphiniums.

  7. Wow such a beautiful collection of plants.

  8. Hi Liz! I just click to be a follower on your side bar! I can't believe I wasn't there as I have you in my favorite blogs! Well, I fixed it. Your header just made me swoon! Gorgeous. Your plants and flowers are so pretty and those day lilies are so thick and lush. You sure do have a green thumb. Thank you for popping in to see my little Carter.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)


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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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