Monthly Archives: May 2016

In A Vase On Monday – Lilacs

A simple vase of lilacs this week needs no further introduction. Its fragrance is sublime! Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden,  who hosts a weekly meme to showcase what is blooming in our gardens by creating arrangements to enjoy inside our homes. … Continue reading

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World Turtle Day

May 23 was World Turtle Day.  “This is a busy time of year for many turtles who are traveling to lay eggs. Be on the lookout for turtles crossing roads and, if you can do so safely, lend them a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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In A Vase On Monday – Heaven Scent

My plantings of lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis) around the yard have grown large enough that I am able enjoy great handfuls of these highly-perfumed, graceful bells in vases inside the house. Truly a heaven-sent scent! As I sit typing, … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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In A Vase On Monday – Linen White

I thought that my Lenox porcelain ‘Daffodil’ vase would be nice to hold white daffodils and a few other white flowers currently in my garden for a soft, romantic look. Which led me to remember that this is wedding season. Then, I realized … Continue reading

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Hallelujah Chorus

After a cold, dark winter of gray-brown dormancy, the earth barely breathing, waiting faithfully for renewal and warmth that certainly must come, spring starts slowly; then quickly, it becomes a rushing torrent of life. Brought on by moisture and warmth, … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Narcissus ‘Salome’

After a week of gray skies and rain, this week’s arrangement brightens the room thanks to the large-cupped daffodil, Narcissus ‘Salome.’ It opens a pale, peachy-yellow and soon deepens to salmon. A few branches from our flowering quince hedge (Chaenomeles … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

Here’s to the mothers, step-moms and nurturers in our lives – thank you for all you do and Happy Mother’s Day!

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Trillium

Trillium erectum, aka Wake Robin, Stinking Benjamin or simply Red Trillium, is a unique spring ephemeral that prefers moist, deciduous woodlands. Be advised never to sniff this one, as its odor is fetid and is pollinated by carrion flies. However, its … Continue reading

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