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Silent Sunday

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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 – Frost Warning

A cold front swept through Friday night and temperatures plummeted within a few hours from summer to autumn.  With frost warnings for Sunday night, I was scrambling Sunday afternoon to pick my tender annuals for vases in the house, three … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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In A Vase On Monday – White & Purple

  This week I’ve used two wild asters for the bulk of my arrangement: blue wood aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium), (which looks purple to me, you can see a big mound of it in my garden in the background) and white lance-leaved aster … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Mauve & Purple

For this week’s vase, I’ve used mauve heads of sedum (S. ‘Autumn Joy’), which are just beginning to deepen in color in my garden, maroon-purple sprigs of shiso (Perilla frutescens), an annual of the mint family that readily self-sows in my herb bed, and … Continue reading

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