Category Archives: Country Gardening

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A Week of Flowers – Day Four

Cathy at Words and Herbs has presented a challenge to cheer us all up: “From Sunday the 22nd through to Saturday the 28th let’s share a photo a day (or more than one if you like) of our flowers and gardens and brighten … Continue reading

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A Week of Flowers – Day Three

Cathy at Words and Herbs has presented a challenge to cheer us all up: “From Sunday the 22nd through to Saturday the 28th let’s share a photo a day (or more than one if you like) of our flowers and gardens and brighten … Continue reading

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A Week of Flowers – Day Two

Cathy at Words and Herbs has presented a challenge to cheer us all up: “From Sunday the 22nd through to Saturday the 28th let’s share a photo a day (or more than one if you like) of our flowers and gardens and brighten … Continue reading

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A Week of Flowers – Day One

Cathy at Words and Herbs has presented a challenge to cheer us all up: “From Sunday the 22nd through to Saturday the 28th let’s share a photo a day (or more than one if you like) of our flowers and gardens and brighten … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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In A Vase on Monday – No Flowers

This week, we celebrate the anniversary of In a Vase on Monday, a meme that has delighted us over many years. Cathy’s request this week is for arrangements made without flowers, perfect for my post-frost and post-snowy November garden. Twigs of … Continue reading

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In A Vase on Monday – Five ‘C’s

This week, I share my last, pre-frost bouquet– one made of three ‘C’s: Calendula officinalis, Centaurea cyanus and Cosmos sulphureus. And I could add another two ‘C’s– color and contrast! These flowers are now just a sweet memory, but my … Continue reading

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In A Vase on Monday – Autumn Colors

This week, I share my next-to-last, pre-frost bouquet in my orange Blenko Glass vase, a perfect color for fall. This one is more of a ‘plonk’ job, but I think at this point all I wanted was to get all … Continue reading

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In A Vase on Monday – Autumn Orange

This week, I continue sharing the arrangements I made from flowers salvaged before our first frost. This one is my favorite of the bunch, a nice autumnal orange to welcome the first week of October. It is made with only … Continue reading

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In A Vase on Monday – Zinnias

A week ago, we had our first frost. Beforehand, I spent several hours in the garden harvesting what I could and ended up with five arrangements, the first of which I posted last Monday. Here is the second one, a … Continue reading

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