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June 9, 2014


I think I'm becoming Old MacDonald!

 A couple of weekends ago I found this Dairy/Fresh Milk container that I couldn't walk away from.  It's actually ceramic but they did such a god job on the finish it appears to be rusted metal.  I potted it up with Petunias and some Creeping Jenny to add to the country/farm look.  The rooster was in another spot on the deck but it finally dawned on me to merge the rooster with the dairy/cow planter and create a little farm scene.  My husband was raised on a dairy farm so the Dairy part has special significance.

The hat has been with me for a long time....perhaps late 90's early 2000's.
It was on a wall in the bathroom when I had a garden theme going on in there and since the room had been remodeled it never went back in.  I decided to try it on the rooster and ended up liking it. 

You'd think I was a farmer being up so early- I decided to take some pictures out back by the fountain which Dan finally got running this past weekend.  

I was outside around 6:30 a.m. taking these.  I like catching the early morning sun as it briefly comes in across the back.  It was a very cool morning- only 45 degrees.
I'm pleased that the impatiens have already started to expand in size.  It will be fun to watch them progress. 

  Dan spent most of Saturday cleaning up the patio stones that had a lot of little grass and weeds growing up in between.  He got the water fountain going for the first time this year.  I guess we need a new pump but he tinkered with this one and got it to finally run.

Sunrise....a beautiful thing!

    I call this my Hosta Hill.  The hostas are still filling in...it's been a slow spring.

I was about ready to light the fire because it was so chilly!
If you'd like to read a little story on how we created this fountain area please click "here"  which will take you to my little garden blog.

 Like I said Old MacDonald! Who let these guys out!  LOL...
We are visited regularly by Wild Turkeys
The Tom was displaying his feathers but he was quick to retract when he heard me.  They have excellent hearing much to my dismay!  

I have more to do outside- it never ends!
Oh yeah, I forgot this new acquisition! The plaque with the cows is going on the wall by my kitchen table.  I couldn't resist it!  I think I'll stay indoors and get it hung while it warms up out there.
E-I-E-I-O !!

I'm joining
Betwen Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

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  1. Liz,
    Adorable Cow decor. . .inside and out, dear friend!!!
    The sunrise on the Garden is gorgeous!!!
    Love your fountain and that entire area of your Garden!!!
    Even the wildlife appreciate all your labours of Love!

  2. Ah, love that milk container!! And the wild turkey roaming through your garden. We have them here too, but with dogs who are occasionally out and about, they don't come that close.

  3. HI Liz! Oh, I love your E I E I O business! :) Your space under the trees just takes my breath away - it's gorgeous! Your fountain is so nice. I liked seeing your little friend too! Thanks for popping in to see my little flowers! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Such lovely pictures of your garden and your little vignette is charming. No, you aren't turning into Old MacDonald. The fountain is great and I know you are enjoying your private space.

  5. Liz
    I'm in awe of you beautiful garden!
    The turkeys do make it McDonald's Farm!

  6. Liz, there is nothing country farmer about this! Your gardens are stunning! The morning light over the fountain area is magical! Gosh, your hostas are awesome! I would love to sit out there and just take it all in. You have the magic touch!

  7. Amazing World we live in and you own a slice of it. Can't get over how beautiful your garden is and the amazing gift and extraordinary work you and husband did to bring it to this glory.
    Thank you for sharing,

  8. Your garden looks so serene and inviting! What a cool place to sit and meditate. Love, love, love it!

  9. Wow!! Absolutely stunning!!! XXOO ~Christy

  10. Your garden is gorgeous, Liz! How beautiful!

  11. Your garden is as gorgeous as ever! It's like Winter never happened! Love your new acquisition. What a great little vignette on your deck. You are right about turkeys having great hearing. Saw a few today at the mountain cottage and they could hear us inside the house!

  12. Liz, I am so inspired by your gardens and all the special areas. I would spend a lot of time there just enjoying the beauty. Your hat looks great with the rooster and I love your new sign with the cow.

  13. Your garden and stone terrace are absolutely beautiful, Liz!! You are truly a very talented gardener! I love your colorful planters, rooster, and straw hat. So pretty! Thanks so much for your visit and kind comments on my flower pots -- I hope you have a great weekend. :)

    Warm Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

  14. I forgot to mention, I'm your newest follower. :) Have a good weekend!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  15. Liz, I just love this area of your garden. The wide stone pathway and fountain are so pretty, and it reminds me of a peaceful garden on an English estate. Even Tom Turkey looks like part of the estate! Great milk can. I did think t was metal. laurie

  16. Liz, Liz, Liz......................


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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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