Monthly Archives: September 2015

Wordless Wednesday

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In A Vase On Monday – Autumn Simplicity

It is officially autumn and the two vases I’ve made this week reflect the crossover of the seasons. The first is a slot-necked pocket vase that was handmade by artisans in Ecuador using a wax-resist technique that results in textured … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Looking Good September 25

I’m joining Gillian at Country Garden UK in her new weekly meme Looking Good in the Garden. She asks us to showcase what’s striking our fancy in our gardens each week and link back to her site, where we’ll see what’s special … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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In A Vase On Monday – White & Purple

  This week I’ve used two wild asters for the bulk of my arrangement: blue wood aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium), (which looks purple to me, you can see a big mound of it in my garden in the background) and white lance-leaved aster … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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In A Vase On Monday – Mauve & Purple

For this week’s vase, I’ve used mauve heads of sedum (S. ‘Autumn Joy’), which are just beginning to deepen in color in my garden, maroon-purple sprigs of shiso (Perilla frutescens), an annual of the mint family that readily self-sows in my herb bed, and … Continue reading

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County Fair

I haven’t been to the County Fair in many years, but after reading a couple of blogs mentioning fairs, I decided that this year I would go get my fill of what makes agricultural fairs so unique. Back in the heyday … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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