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July 21, 2020

My Potting Wreath

 I created this wreath after seeing Mary's Patriotic Wreath from  
Home Is Where The Boat Is.  I fashioned it after hers but put my own twist to it.

 The back of the house rarely gets wet so I hope it will be safe!

 We moved the hanging planter over by the window so I could have room for the wreath.  It's too deep and big for the door but I like it back here because this is the heart of my gardening.  It's very overcast today forgive the darkness.

 Browallia Endless Flirtation, Hypoestes Hippo White and Stained Glass Royalty Coleus

 I found the watering can at Menards (very inexpsive) Menards is kind of like Home Depot

Found an old brass water nozzle in our supplies.

 I wrapped chicken wire that came on a spool around the wreath along with this cabbage rose print that fit in nicely with what I was doing.

 I attached some seed packets to the wreath like Mary did.

 I hot glued the seed packets in place.

 Found these gardening gloves with a similar aqua tone as the ribbon plus some yellow like the watering can.  I hot glued them too.

 I made up a bow which also hides the larger tie-wrap that's holding the hose to the wreath.

I bought everything right after I saw Mary's post which was the end of May but didn't get around to putting it together until now.  😀
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you liked this! 

July 17, 2020

We're In The Cherries Here!

 Our area (Traverse City + 5 county region) is known for being the largest producer of tart cherries in the nation.  Right now the trucks are being loaded and running them to the processing plant. 

 I put some flowers in my cherry pitcher to brighten things up! 

 My bee skip pitcher seemed appropriate since bees pollinate the cherries!

I even found a candle that is cherry related and the runner was from April Cornell.

 I layered a white cutwork plate behind one of my metal Cherry dishes.  I got a set of four of these from Pottery Barn a few years back.  The colander is part of a set with a plate made by Golden Rabbit, Barbara Collins Gallett.

 I decided to use my two tier tray again for displaying my smaller pieces of Polish Pottery.  I bought them randomly.  Here I have a honey jar, and egg holder and a creamer.
I couldn't quite fit this honey pot with spoon so I tilted the lid.  I have a small vase, a really tiny creamer as well as a cow creamer.  

I'll leave you with a picture of my back gardens.  Ahh summertime!
Have a great weekend!

July 9, 2020

Garden In The White

Right now plants in white seem to be showcasing themselves!

This Campanula White Clips (Bellflower) I split it in half and put the other half to the left of the rock.  Next year I'll have double the pleasure!

I lost the tag for this one but I think it's some kind of Cranesbill/Perennial Geranium

This is Astilbe Younique White.  It'll get a little whiter as it ages.  I like that it's shorter and dense.

Hawaiian Punch Elephant Ears plant with a bedding of plants.

I planted little white begonias which have been surrounded quite heavily by the Creeping Jenny Goldilocks.  They are a lighter green than the usual Creeping Jenny.

My Annabelle hydrangea.  This year the blooms are smaller, maybe because I transplanted it over a few feet from where it was last fall?

I did try the method of not cutting this back in the fall.  I waited until early spring and gave it a trim down to where new buds were forming.  I read that by doing this the plant will be more supported by stronger branches and hold themselves up better.  It seems like these are much more upright than in the past but I don't know if the smaler blooms are due to that transplant I did or because of this method of pruning.

This is it from another year.  Kind of fluffier and the flowers are larger.

So I'm in the white now!

Thanks for visiting and I hope you'll leave a comment!

July 5, 2020

Celebrating the 4th In My Gardens

 I've placed American Flags here and there in my planters as you'll see in the pictures!  

 This is in front of the garage.  I've got Supertunia Vista Fuchsia growing here along with Prince Tut papyrus (grass) and Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Lime vine.

 This is a planter on the deck.  My red is Cuphea (Firecracker plant), Scaevola Whirlwind White for my white, Isotoma Beth's Blue, Supertunia Royal Velvet for my blues, and more of the sweet potato vine.

 A quick shot of my hosta hill. 

 I decided that one of my garden benches would be nice up on the right side of the gardens by the woods.  It's a very flat area and hardly anything grows there.  Dan used his handy torch to burn off the area we chose for this setting.  I've planted some Caladium bulbs in the blue planter which have just started to grow.

This shows you a bit of the burning process.  He uses this to burn off weeds that grow in the patio area and it really works well.

 We applied a chick layer of mulch and it's quite pleasant sitting here.  The bugs are nearby but so far none have bothered me.

 Back to my planters...

 A view that captures several of the flags I placed.

 A zoom in on this one!

And an early evening shot!
I hope you enjoyed your 4th of July!  Our daughter is in visiting from California so we're enjoying our time together!

I'll be joining:
Life and Linda


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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