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In A Vase On Monday – Holiday Welcome

I like to make holiday arrangements for my front porch to welcome guests. A large wooden bucket, filled with Fraser fir (Abies fraseri), Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus), Threadleaf False Cypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Sungold’) and Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) is finished with a … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Holiday Window Box

The window box on the wood shed gets dressed for the holidays with Fraser fir (Abies fraseri), Threadleaf False Cypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Sungold’) and Winterberry (Ilex verticillata). It’s a task that always puts me in a festive mood! Thanks to Cathy … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Sort Of

While this isn’t in a vase, I wanted to share this lovely Hippeastrum hybrid that is now blooming in my sunspace. A few weeks ago, I accompanied my spouse on a stop to one of those big DIY retailers. Not … Continue reading

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Chrysanthemum Show

Every year, Smith College’s Lyman Plant House holds a Chrysanthemum Show for two weeks starting on the first Saturday in November. Two glass houses are packed with blooms of all shapes, colors and sizes, with one house showcasing student’s own hybrids, … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Autumn Poppies

Dried poppy seed pods make a simple arrangement along with a mini-pumpkin brushed in gold as a prop. Thursday is Thanksgiving Day here in the US, with pumpkin pie an essential part of the feast. Best wishes and gratitude to … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – 4th Anniversary

This week is the fourth anniversary for Cathy at Rambling In the Garden’s  meme to showcase arrangements created from our gardens. To celebrate, she has requested that we create an arrangement in an object not normally used for a vase. As you can … Continue reading

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