Silent Sunday

Clematis seed

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In A Vase On Monday – 5th Anniversary

Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, host of the weekly meme showcasing arrangements created from our gardens, is celebrating five years of IAVOM. Her requested theme this week is anything NOT in a vase, so I created a wreath. The vine base is made from invasive Asian bittersweet that I’m glad to cut to get rid of, a losing battle at best.Red Oak leaves (Quercus rubra) and dried bracts of Oak-leaved Hydrangea (H. quercifolia), along with fluffy seed heads of Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis) form the body.A few stems of wild Goldenrod (Solidago) seed heads and seedless Coneflower calyxes (Echinacea purpurea) are tucked in, with bright purple berries of Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) completing the wreath.

Click the link to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging for this week’s special anniversary. Thanks to Cathy for tirelessly hosting every week for the past five years!

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Silent Sunday

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Wordless Wednesday

Fish Rising Ripple

Fish rising at sunset

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Be a Messy Gardener

Overwintering-birds-800x524Click to learn the value of being a ‘messy gardener.’

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween – may yours be delightfully spooky!

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In A Vase On Monday – Last Flowers

Frost has finished my annuals and the perennials are slowly following, as Nature pushes them into dormancy. Here I share the last arrangements I made before their demise. I put all the mixed zinnias (Z. elegans) into one vase with a few Love-lies-bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus), which never became full size before the deer came for a visit. 😦

Nasturtiums did well this year, nearly overrunning the bed and overtaking the bush variety I had planted with them. Still pretty with their unique leaves.

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, host of the weekly meme showcasing arrangements created from our gardens. Click the link to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week.

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