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August 20, 2020

Late Summer Kitchen Decorating


I've swapped out the cherries for some summery florals.
I've had the floral plates for several years and I found the two accent vases in my stash so I decided to incorporate them.  Summer's not over in this house just yet!

I recently got this Polish Pottery vase with florals and hummingbirds.  It was a quick sale once I saw the hummigbirds! 

I love the detail in it and fortunately for us the store was having a sale that included their Polish Pottery which greatly helped the bottom line!

I believe I bought these little vases at Hobby Lobby last year.


I hope you are enjoying this last month of summer.  I know some of you are baking in the heat and can't wait for fall.  Soon enough it will be September and then I'll start to feel like decorating for fall!

August 17, 2020

A Little Garden Project

 I decided to re-do this garden bed.  I was dismayed with it's cluttery look so I put a plan in action.  Part of the plan is to remove the two green shrubs that are on either side of the bird bath.  I'm also going to be transplanting some perennials and annuals.


I bought 10 of these Mighty Mini Miss Rose Dianthus plants.  I wanted them placed close to the edge to help with run off of soil and water.

I had pulled a muscle in my back so hubby dug the holes.  He chose a post hole digger which I thought was funny but it got the job done and it was just the right size!

We also pulled out the two shrubs after I planted the diahthus.  And the small pink annuals got relocated.

Now it's looking much better.  I moved the annuals over from where they were and kind of lined them up.

I also removed the larger clump of iris and put a free ad on FB Marketplace and they were taken in a couple of hours!  I moved the clump of iris that's closer in the screen over towards the wood lattice.

Now I bought 10 of Coral Reef sedum to eat up the rest of the space and to continue to help with the water and soil runoff.

I moved some blue delphinium that were off on the right and put them either side of the bird bath.  Next year the pink annuals won't be there but I'll probably add some more annuals in.  I like how the vinca looks.  I tried some wave petunias in here but they weren't taking off for some reason so I yanked them out.

I also added a few more pink flowers by removing the pink begonias that were located along the pathway to the patio and putting them here.


 I added a cute flag too!

So now I feel it's a better look and hopefully the plants I added will help with the water and soil runoff!


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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