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In A Vase on Monday – Mostly Blue

I meant this to be mostly blue and purple, but I got distracted while out picking– easy to do! I started with Lamb’s Ears (Stachys byzantina), Catmint (Nepeta racemosa) and cobalt blue Speedwell (Veronica ‘Crater Lake Blue’) to go with my … Continue reading

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Primrose Yellow

In my gardens, I have three colors of Cowslips (Primula veris): red/orange, deep yellow and pale yellow, which is my favorite. I’ve arranged it with the lovely sky-blue Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) ‘Valerie Finnis’, a sprig of Euphorbia ‘Diamond Frost’ and Barrenwort (Epimedium x versicolor … Continue reading

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IAVOM-Equinox

The red maples (Acer rubrum) seen above are starting to show their signature colors as the cool temps of the past couple weeks have brought us an early fall, but luckily, no frost. We officially celebrate the Equinox today, ushering in … Continue reading

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IAVOM-Bright Blooms

We’ve been experiencing cooler weather, but my garden doesn’t seem deterred. Zinnias (Z. elegans) are being mobbed by Monarch and Painted Lady butterflies as they fuel up for their southern migration. Many of the seasonal birds, including hummingbirds, have already … 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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IAVOM- Iris & Campanula

I’ve chosen my Garden Kitty pocket vase for this week’s In a Vase on Monday arrangement, hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. I’ve featured Spotted Bellflower (Campanula punctata), which is blooming profusely right now in a bed of Siberian … Continue reading

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Independence Day

The Fourth of July is Independence Day here in the USA and I’ve made a red, white and blue floral arrangement in honor of the day in my blue speckled ‘MILK’ jug vase. Red Poppies (Papaver somniferum), which always bloom in time … Continue reading

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IAVOM-Summer

With the advent of summer solstice, many of the flowers I associate with warm, summer days have started blooming and it is hard to pick just a few with so many vying for my attention. Caroline Lupine (Thermopsis caroliniana) has started … Continue reading

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Peonies & More

June is a wonderful time in the garden and with abundant rain, things are advancing rapidly. With so much in bloom it is hard to pick just a few things to feature in a vase. I chose my heavy cut-glass … Continue reading

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IAVOM-White Iris

For this week’s In A Vase on Monday arrangement, I’m using the last of my white Bearded Iris (I. germanica), which have been blooming abundantly for the last 10 days. The clump offered nearly four dozen blossoms, the best it has … Continue reading

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