Author Archives: Eliza Waters

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist

Silent Sunday

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First to Hatch

I was heading out the door for work but thought I’d check on my nursery… glad I did!

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In A Vase on Monday – Late Summer Gold

In late summer, our fields are full of several types of Goldenrod (Solidago sp.), laid out like a huge buffet for pollinators. Goldenrod pollen is high in protein, just what bees need to prepare for the cold season ahead. An … Continue reading

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In A Vase on Monday – Sharing the Love

I’m featuring a simple arrangement in my little Ikebana vase that was a gift from my son and his partner. Representing ‘heaven and earth with man in the middle,’ are Mealycup Sage (Salvia farincea), Cigar Flower¬†(Cuphea ignea ‘Vermillionaire’) and Sunflower … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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In A Vase on Monday – Uplifting

It seems that my color palette this year is trending towards bright and bold. I do have pink and white out there, but perhaps I’m unconsciously trying to uplift our spirits during this crisis through my flower choices. It works … Continue reading

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7th Blogiversary

Seven years ago today, I nervously published my first post on WP. It was a whole new world to me and I hadn’t a clue what I was doing, but obviously, I conquered the learning curve and have been posting … Continue reading

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August Garden

Those who have been following this blog for a few years might remember that my largest garden out back peaks during the first week or so of August. Despite the heat and lack of rain, it is right on time, … Continue reading

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In A Vase on Monday – Red

These flowers were picked on our CSA farm as part of our weekly harvest share. I love the bold red Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus), yellow Statice (Limonium sinuatum)¬†and the bicolor Zinnia (Z. elegans ‘Aztec’) that picks up the other two colors. … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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