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April 21, 2017

Welcome Spring!

Hello Everybody!
Spring has been slow to get going here but we are seeing flowers and shrubs blooming so that's a good thing!  I love this Primrose plant.  It will continue to get larger and have more leaves as it warms up.  We're still dipping down in the low 30's at night so the plants are slow to come alive.
 The Pachysandra (Japanese Spurge) is another reliable plant here.  This is my hosta hill as I call it but so far the hostas are barely out of the ground.  This area was loaded with oak leaves but I got Dan to use the leaf blower to clear them out early.  A few stragglers are still around.

 They're flowering right now.  Nothing real exciting but still a welcome sight!

It's hard to imagine that before long it will look like this again!

 It's been raining for several days on and off.  Sorry the path looks messy but the old mulch pieces seem to find their way onto the stones when it rains. Anyway, some daffodils and tulips are making their way up and should be blooming soon.

 This is the same path area but I removed the hostas that are up close here and relocated them last fall.  Right now the new tulips are coming up in that same area.

Last weekend it was so nice out I had to get outdoors and do something.  I started bringing out some of my planters and accessories. The art post is a new piece (gifted at Christmas) for the garden.

 Each side has a different design.

 This is the same general area from last summer.  This reminds me I need to get out my hummingbird garden accent!

 I can hardly wait to plant flowers and enjoy the upcoming summer season!  May is when things really get a move on here and then watch out!!

 An early summer view from the deck last year.

There are some daffodils blooming around town and so are the forsythias.  I took this snapshot by a restaurant.  I like how the dried grass looked near them.  

How's it going in your area? 


  1. Your gardens are so welcoming. I love the coming of life to our plants in the Spring. Your new post is incredible. so happy and whimsical. lynne

  2. Well, at least you have a few bits of green showing here and there. So far, we have green grass, the weeping willows are quickening and I see the green of the daffodils and tulips have poked up through the ground. That's about it for here. Your gardens are just so gorgeous in the summer, Liz...well, anytime of year really...except maybe the frozen ones in winter. lol xo Diana

  3. Thank you for sharing these spring photos: how pretty!

  4. It's such an exciting time of year, Liz! I'm happy to see Spring making its way to you! I love your Blessings post. It's so unique. We are in full swing here---tons of pollen everywhere. Have a great weekend. ♥

  5. I'm so happy to see you back for spring! Of course we're much farther ahead of you...daffodils & forsythia are a distant memory & my snowball bush is dropping blooms & looks a little ragged. This is the year of the iris in my yard. They have been amazing & I still have a few varieties putting out buds to shine soon.

  6. Hi Liz, isn't it exciting to watch our flower beds and gardens come to life with the onset of spring. I've been working on new beds around some large trees in our yard.

  7. Liz, your garden is awake! Don't you just love it when you can get the straggler leaves all cleaned up so the new growth can be seen? You have a wonderful garden and, again, isn't it exciting when you see that new growth (like your tulip patch) spring up? It's those little successes in gardening that really help us realize the beauty in having patience. I've been so wrapped up in my remodels inside, I've almost missed spring in my garden...missed my first poppy bloom, and still had my "Shhh, the garden is sleeping" sign out long after the daffodils were spent! I've never done that before! I love seeing zones which follow mine start to bloom....it's like an encore after a much-loved show. Thanks for sharing, and keep the pictures coming, please!
    Rita C at Panoply


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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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