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In A Vase On Monday – Going Native

For this week’s vase, I’ve used only wildflowers picked from our fields and woods that are native to the northeastern U.S. Asters have come abundantly into bloom (we have more than half a dozen different species), of which I’ve chosen three: white … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Red & White

For this week’s vase, I’ve used a simple combination of only two flowers – scarlet beebalm (Monarda didyma) and white gooseneck loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides). The white helps cool down the red-hot beebalm. A few Christmas fern fronds (Polystichum acrostichoides) were added for a green accent. … Continue reading

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Ferns Unfurling

The unfurling of fern fiddleheads in spring is one of the things I look forward to every year. To me, each one is a work of art. Above is a lovely reddish-bronze Sensitive Fern (Onoclea sensibilis) named for its quick demise when … Continue reading

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