Category Archives: Country Gardening

Advice, commentary and exploration

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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In A Vase on Monday – Sunny

July yields many wonderful composite flowers: Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus), Gloriosa Daisies (Rudbeckia hirta), Calendula (C. officinalis) and Zinnias; all of which have begun to flower in earnest in my garden. Naturally, I chose my sunflower pocket vase to display them. I love … Continue reading

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In A Vase on Monday – Contrasts

I picked this little bouquet as I walked along our trail by the river, gathering a few pretty flowers I saw, ending with some chartreuse flowers of Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis) from the garden. It started with a stem of … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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In A Vase on Monday – Coneflower & Cleome

Purple Coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea), white Cleome (C. hassleriana) and dark purple Angelonia (A. angustifolia) are the major players in this week’s arrangement. Flowering tobacco (Nicotiana alata), Love-in-Mist (Nigella damascena), Achillea ‘The Pearl’ and Catmint (Nepeta racemosa) also play a part. … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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