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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!


  1. Liz, Isn't your garden helper so very clever? I like that idea. I thought the spot looked great at the start...but by golly you did improve it. Amazing. I like the little girl statue. Blessings to you and your hubby, xoxo, Susie

  2. A LITTLE garden project? I think not! I think that's a BIG project with loads of digging and squatting and kneeling. And oh, it looks so good. Really beautiful. I didn't think it needed improving but you (im)proved me wrong!

  3. I agree with Jeanie above! What a great look you have achieved! Sorry about your back, but Dan came to the rescue. I think it was brilliant he used a post hole digger. You have a great eye for just the right plants, my friend. It all looks wonderful!

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  5. That is quite the project Liz. So glad Dan was able to get in there and plant everything for you. Sorry your back is hurting. The garden area looks lovely.

  6. Love your beautiful landscape! Hope the plants you planted will help with the water run off. ;)

  7. What a great layout. Will help with water run off and also look pretty all at the same time. Bravo it looks awesome. Happy New Week.

  8. So beautiful Liz! It looks like such a tranquil place. Enjoy the rest of the summer!

  9. You are ambitious Liz! Your garden always looks so beautiful. We changed our front yard flower bed up a bit. By we, I mean my husband dug the holes and I told him where to put them. We also took out a few bushes that were put in by the previous owners. Would love to pretty up the backyard, but my husband hates gardening and would be happy with a slab of cement!


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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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