Monthly Archives: August 2015

In A Vase On Monday – Pink & Yellow

For this week’s vase, I’ve used bright yellow daisies of woodland sunflower (Helianthus divaricata) and zinnia (Z. ‘Profusion Yellow’). I think the ‘Profusion’ series is one of the best zinnia hybrids, a super performer that is drought and heat tolerant, as well … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Wordless Wednesday

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In A Vase On Monday – Summer Meadow

For this week’s vase, my spouse requested a “tall” arrangement and I’m happy to oblige. I’ve chosen our tallest vase, a sleek, black glass in the Ming-style, that was a gift from his brother many years ago. Curiously, when held up … Continue reading

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Lazy Summer Afternoon

Fluffy, cottony clouds float in a Wedgewood blue sky. In the treetops above me, goldfinches twitter; cedar waxwings dart and swoop after insects, calling “zee-zee” to one other. I sit in one of the Andirondack chairs above the river, taking in … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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In A Vase On Monday – Cool Whites

For this week’s vase, I’ve chosen a cool, all-white palette. White garden phlox (P. paniculata) are in their glory right now, as are the Annabelle hydrangea (H. arborescens ‘Annabelle’), whose bracts are turning a papery, lime-green. Plume poppy panicles (Macleaya cordata) are … Continue reading

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