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Heeeeyyyyyyy, look who it is:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, it's a Sedona life

It’s everyone’s favorite octogenarian – soon to be nonagenarian – Expert Dottie!

I recently visited her in Sedona, Arizona to see her new digs. Nice views, eh? We took an early morning walk, and it was breathtaking.

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, it's a Sedona life

Once the sun popped up, the views became even more stunning.

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, it's a Sedona life

Of course, the company was even better than the views.

I neglected to take selfies with her – we got sidetracked. For those of you wondering, Dottie’s doing awesome. It’s hard to believe she’ll be 90 in a couple of weeks, or that a year ago around this time she was preparing for heart surgery.

She’s once again charming everyone around her and making tons of new friends. As is her usual M.O.

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, it's a Sedona life

We did a couple of laps, then sped off for breakfast and a busy day.

If anyone would like to send Dottie birthday wishes, I will happily pass them along to her. I’m sure she’d be thrilled to hear from you.

Yeah, I could get used to this setting:


What a gorgeous place to dine!

I got the image from Pinterest. It had been posted on the Style Files website (along with some other fabulous outdoor dining scenes). They cited the photo originally came from Elle Decor, but I did not fact check them.



My, oh my, that view!

I love the all white decor – it’s clean, it’s modern. But I would probably add splashes of color if this were my place. Maybe a bright tablecloth or colorful placemats. A plant or two. Still, it’s stunning.

I got the image from Pinterest. It was sourced from There are more photos of this villa in Greece (they do have a plant or two) on their site so follow that link. Thank you to whoever created such a beautiful space – I love your look!

I’ll be back tomorrow, hope to see you here.


I’m not sure how comfy those seats would be, but I still like this space a lot. It looks like a welcome respite from the heat. It’s kinda romantic, too, with old world charm.

I found the photo on Pinterest. It was apparently from notmybeautifulhome.tumbler. I’m not sure where this space is, or who took the photo. So thank you to whoever’s space this is – it’s nice to see it!

I’ll be back tomorrow, hope to see you here.

Aaaahhhhh, this is gorgeous!


I got the photo from Pinterest. Here is a link to the article written about the back yard in the July 2005 issue of Southern Living Magazine. According to the article, the landscape architect was Harold Leidner of Dallas and Pool Environments in Plano, Texas. Read the piece, particularly if you’re interested in how he decided which plants to use.

Nice work, Harold! I’m a big fan.

I could kick it here with friends and family, no prob.


Oh yeah, that’s awesome!

I found the photo on Pinterest. It came from You can see more of the house by clicking here. It’s beautiful.

Aaaaahhhhh, this takes me away:


It’s not the photo itself or the table decor that draws me. It’s the emotions I feel looking at it. I can imagine it so clearly…family and good friends, cheeses, breads and fruit, a gorgeous view.

There’s something about sharing a meal outdoors that makes me feel like we’ve got it pretty good in this lifetime. Tugs at my heartstrings a little bit.

(I found the photo on Pinterest, it is credited to, but I don’t know where they got it from, who took the photo, or where the location is.)

I think this outdoor living room is pretty!


And I can actually give credit where credit is due. I got the image from Pinterest, the photo was featured in this article, the designer was Los Angeles designer Brian Patrick Flynn. Nicely done, Brian – I like your style! Thanks for sharing!


This makes me wish I lived in the Midwest again, and not the Southwest. I love how the plants look established (and not planted moments before the photo shoot – although there’s nothing wrong with that). I love the red. Love the cozy lighting. Love the setting. Love the barn in the background.

The only thing I don’t love is not knowing who to give credit to for the design or the photo. I got the image off Pinterest but have no idea how it got there.

To the owners of this property, whoever and wherever you are, well done! Now, will you invite me over for dinner, please?



As usual, I have no idea who to credit for the design or the photo. The image is from Pinterest (there is a link associated with the photo, but the site is no longer active).

To whoever created this lovely space – well done! Can you come to my house next please?

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Hi! My name is Liza. Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting! I'm a Midwestern gal now living in Arizona, after many years of living in and owning a plant care business in New Mexico.

Plants are living, breathing creatures, and if they're indoor plants, they are 100% dependent on human care. They cannot water themselves.

I can beautify your home, office, or patio with plants and flowers. I have 13 years of experience growing plants, and friendships.

Please let me know if you have questions or if you would like help with your plants or garden. You can reach me at lizatheplantlady (at) gmail (dot) com or follow me on Twitter, Lizawheeler7.

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