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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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Wordless Wednesday

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In A Vase On Monday – Summer Sweet

Summer Sweet (Clethra alnifolia) lives up to its name by filling the air with its sweet perfume. A small shrub native to eastern US, it will flower in sun or light shade, growing 3-6′ tall and 4-8′ wide. Mine hovers around … 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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WPC – Close-up

“Macro photography allows us to see the world in a new light. Some of the best macro subjects may appear mundane at first — things you’d normally pass by without giving a second glance — but get just a little … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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