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September 12, 2019

Fall on the Mantel

 Well I dove into fall and decorated my mantel.  I decided to use all my MacKenzie Childs pumpkins in one place.

 I used one glass pumpkin to fill in a spot that looked like it needed it.

 This is the little cart from MacKenzie Childs last year.  I decorated with it quite differently as you can see "here".

 The green "verdigris" pumpkin is new from this year. All of the others I've been adding here and there over several years.

I decided to put my two mini pumpkins on top of the candle holders.  They add a festive touch! 

That's all I've done so far except for two pillows on the recliners that have pumpkins on them that I got from Pier 1 recently.
I ordered it online during one of their sales.  It was the only way they were available.

Happy early Fall!

September 8, 2019

Pumpkins & Gourds in a Pumpkin!

 This is my first dive into fall decorating!

 I found this metal pumpkin at Michael's and immediately had this idea to place a group of flowers and pumpkins in it.  It's designed to hold a candle votive but I had Dan drill up through the bottom of the candle votive holder so I could place my flowers inside of it.

 I bought two of these but there was only room for one in the hole we created.  Then I cut the other one into individual pieces and poked them in.

 I bought this cake/serving tray at Hobby Lobby.  I like the farmhouse look it brings in.

So this is my first dive into fall decorating, it's transitional since I still have the sunflowers displayed!

September 1, 2019

Out Back Gardens Of Late Summer

 First up are my limelight hydrangeas- they're mostly white but will go green and then pink.

 Let's take a walk down the pathway...

 My hostas are doing well, starting to show signs that it's the end of the season though.

This is another view of the same group of hostas.

 Out by the fountain the planters are doing well.

 My hosta hill.  Some are still in bloom.  I choose to leave the blooms in place since the hummingbirds and bees love them!  I cut the flowers away as they decline.

 I planted two swans with the same impatiens and they're just about grown over.  I actually cut away some flowers so you could see their heads. 

 Another view of my other hosta hill planted last year which is doing very well.  I moved my lighthouse out to the back here.

 My Empress Wu hosta is developing into the giant that it's supposed to be.   Covers up my fairy statue now! Those are Brother Stefan hostas up front.  Love their contrasting leaf color.

 Love these yellow begonias!

 In the corner of my deck are a trio of planters.  The one down below is overgrown with white impatiens and there are also some ivy creeping out of the bottom and some caladiums that you can't even see in the middle. 
 This one I planned to be a fall display consisting of several varieties of coleus.

 This one is a floppy mess of snapdragons, salvia and asparagus ferns.  The hummingbirds love it though!

 This Mexican Heather plant took over!  The other side is an asparagus fern.

 And lastly my fairy garden area.

I have to pick up the fairies daily as the chipmunks like to roam through!  The white alyssum make for a nice cottage setting.  The Annabelle hydrangeas have gone from white to green and are starting to get papery.  They'll make for nice dried flowers before long.

So that's my Out Back Gardens of Late Summer!

August 30, 2019

A little Garden and a little Household Deco!

I'll start off with this lovely Oriental lily called Captain Tricolore'!  I planted them this spring.  It kind of gotten taken over by my hanging basket of Lofos vine.

 Next up is my little trike planter. I had to cut it back a couple of weeks ago because it was way overgrown.

 My Flamingo greets me in the morning!
 Late summer deco!

 I made an arrangement of (faux) sunflowers for the season!

 My recent tablescape included a tablecloth with these roosters and I also ordered the table runner to put on my bureau.

I have a thing for flying pigs!

Lastly an arrangement of African Daisies (Voltage Yellow Osteospermum).  

August 25, 2019

Forgotten Garden Second Edition

 As I explained before with my Island Garden I transplanted a bunch of perennials from this bed.  I decided that since it's become so shaded that I'd plant it with hostas.  I started out with two but then I decided to expand.  So begins the Second Edition of my Forgotten Garden!

 I was pretty satisfied with this but those little golden/green ones up front looked skimpy so I went on a hunt for more.  I found the first two at Home Depot, then I tried a local garden center and found two and then I went to Cadillac which is a 45 minute run and found two more!

The two from the garden center were larger so there's a little inconsistency with their sizes but next year it should all look better.  I ordered several of these from New Hampshire Hostas.  Two are a bluish tone to compliment the blue spruce that is nearby.  I put in two other hostas in that frontal row that are different but similar in size.  Oh and I put in a couple of ferns.

 These Tassel Ferns are nestled up near the lilacs in a nice more densely shaded area.

 This is the first hosta I brought home.  It's called Aureo Marginata Fortunei.

And now with a fresh layer of mulch!
Hostas, hostas, hostas!

My ordered hostas include:
2 Afterglow Hosta
2 Christmas Candy Hosta
2 Great Lakes Gold Hosta
2 Majestic Hosta
2 Prairie Sky Hosta
1 Strawberry Surprise Hosta

Metamorphosis Monday


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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