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June 16, 2019

Gardening Update June 16, 2019

I've been busy having a garage sale for two weekends so I haven't posted anything new in a while.  It was very successful so I am glad about that!  

So with that.....
I'll start with my dwarf korean lilac topiary.  It's full of flowers and boy does it smell heavenly!

Up the path a way my hostas have filled out nicely and have engulfed the space entirely!

Across from there are some Gold Glame Spirea which are just about to bloom.

Further up I planted three spikes in the middle and surrounded them with these fuchsia colored new guinea impatiens which have just begun flowering.  We've had a lot of rain lately.

At the hosta hill the swans are filling out nicely with their impatiens.

 These pots are filling out nicely!

 My hosta hill is still filling out.

 A pink clematis pops out to make an appearance!

 This is Sum and Substance hosta (a few leaves are twisted backwards due to wind) 
It's a terrific plant that gets large fairly quickly.

 I don't know for sure the name of this one but it is still filling out.  Love the variegated coloring. 

This is another one tucked under the cut leave maple.  I believe it is called On Stage.  My daughter did a lot of theater so I bought it with her in mind.

I've got a collision of hostas here.  I shall have to remove one!

 Last year I put together this side hill of hostas and I'm very glad to see how well it's come back!

 This is a nearby hosta with very curly leaves.

 The big one is called Empress Wu and the Brother Stefan hostas have all come back nicely.
I did a post about planting this area last here "here".

 This is my ferns filling in a corner of the house.
They've loved all the rain!

 Around the corner my foundation plantings have all come back nicely.  I did a post about this last year.  (You can see it "here")  The astilbe are close to blooming and the hostas are filling out.

Further down from the foundation plantings these Curly Fries hosta have come back nicely.
The one by itself is a  Sagae hosta.

 Some of my iris have been blooming.  Love the painted look of this one.
You can see my bleeding hearts and columbine too.

 Some very pretty yellow iris have been blooming too.

This Dwarf Nikko Deutzia is starting to bloom.

  I had a lot of people from my garage sale do a walk through my gardens which was fun!  

So that's all for now!  Hope your gardens are doing well too!


  1. Hi Liz. Your garden is just beautiful! Just one question, is that a clematis or a columbine that is growing among the iris. I love the pop of red and yellow.

    1. Oh I’ll change that to columbine- thanks for pointing it out!

  2. Oh my word, so pretty. Your garden is so lush and beautiful. I love the flowers and such lush greenery too.

  3. Your garden does look lush and beautiful. I am loving your hostas. The flowers are lovely. The dwarf korean lilac topiary is gorgeous. I am so glad your garage sale was a hit. All of your hard work has paid off.

  4. Liz, wow, your garden looks so lovely!! I have to say that the lilac is my favorite, but every single plant looks like it's very happy just where it's planted. Thank you for starting my Monday off in such a beautiful way! Happy Monday, xo Lidy

  5. Hi Liz,
    I love all the varieties of hosta's you have. Your garden is thriving with all the rain. Your yard is looking so beautiful. I want to plant a lilac at the new house. They smell so grand.
    Have a great new week.

  6. Oh, Liz, your gardens look amazing! I’m a hosta lover but our new home has little shade. (Built in a field!) It’s such a treat to visit your many beautiful hostas! Your new bed of hostas and astilbe looks great this year, I remember reading about you all putting it in. Love that purple iris, too! I’ll be looking for one like it to add to my iris bed. Enjoy your day, dear friend!

  7. Liz, your garden looks fabulous and everything looks so healthy. You definitely have the hosta green thumb and I do love the wide variety that you have growing. I am most envious of the lilac, it must smell amazing!

  8. Your garden is wonderful Liz and I love all those wonderful foliage combinations! Have a great week!

  9. Oh Liz, it is dazzling! If I ever get up to the lake this summer I want to divide lots of my Lansing hostas. As they hard to transplant?

  10. Love seeing your gardens full of color and growth. The hostas and ferns look great with their green foliage. It's always exciting to see irises in bloom. Mine didn't bloom this year, not sure why but I did separate them in the fall. Thanks Liz.

  11. Liz,
    Your garden is so beautiful!! I love how you planted your pots!! I just stuck impatiens and begonias in mine this year since I started late because of my surgery...Next year, i hope to be able to be a bit more adventurous with my planting!! And your hosta's are lovely!!!Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  12. Hey Liz! Thank you so much for sharing your front garden, I love it! This looks so pretty. Your yard is so beautiful. I bet it just makes you smile to be outside and see all your pretty areas in your yard.

  13. Thanks Liz! how I love your dwarf korean lilac topiary.


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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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