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Summer Joy

We’ve really been enjoying our large, main garden this summer. We eat our meals on the deck that overlooks it, so we get plenty of time to appreciate its beauty. The left side is mostly annuals and the right is … Continue reading

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IAVOM-Abundance

The garden is blooming profusely with all the heat and rain we’ve had in the past week. The Astilbe chinensis var. taquettii are peaking and the Coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea) are abundant. The Zinnias (Z. elegans ‘Cactus’) are starting to bloom and are … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Holiday Upgrades

I decided to give my harvest wreath and dried flower bucket a Christmas holiday upgrade by adding balsam fir (Abies balsamea), Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) and winterberries (Ilex verticillata).  Here is the before photo: As you can see, the mermaid is … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Dried Flowers

As I start to cut back my gardens in preparation for winter, I’m finding great dried material for arrangements that are simply too good to just throw on the compost heap. I was inspired to make this arrangement for the … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Pretty in Pink

For this week’s vase, I used white gooseneck loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides), along with pink astilbe (A. chinensis var. taquetii) and a couple of the last of the lamb’s ears flowers (Stachys byzantina) for vertical appeal. Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) provide focal … Continue reading

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