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In A Vase on Monday – Late Summer Gold

In late summer, our fields are full of several types of Goldenrod (Solidago sp.), laid out like a huge buffet for pollinators. Goldenrod pollen is high in protein, just what bees need to prepare for the cold season ahead. An … Continue reading

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In A Vase on Monday – Uplifting

It seems that my color palette this year is trending towards bright and bold. I do have pink and white out there, but perhaps I’m unconsciously trying to uplift our spirits during this crisis through my flower choices. It works … Continue reading

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In A Vase on Monday – Red

These flowers were picked on our CSA farm as part of our weekly harvest share. I love the bold red Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus), yellow Statice (Limonium sinuatum) and the bicolor Zinnia (Z. elegans ‘Aztec’) that picks up the other two colors. … Continue reading

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In A Vase on Monday – Sunny

July yields many wonderful composite flowers: Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus), Gloriosa Daisies (Rudbeckia hirta), Calendula (C. officinalis) and Zinnias; all of which have begun to flower in earnest in my garden. Naturally, I chose my sunflower pocket vase to display them. I love … Continue reading

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In A Vase on Monday – Contrasts

I picked this little bouquet as I walked along our trail by the river, gathering a few pretty flowers I saw, ending with some chartreuse flowers of Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis) from the garden. It started with a stem of … Continue reading

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In A Vase on Monday – Coneflower & Cleome

Purple Coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea), white Cleome (C. hassleriana) and dark purple Angelonia (A. angustifolia) are the major players in this week’s arrangement. Flowering tobacco (Nicotiana alata), Love-in-Mist (Nigella damascena), Achillea ‘The Pearl’ and Catmint (Nepeta racemosa) also play a part. … Continue reading

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In A Vase on Monday – Sundrops

Sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa) are bright and beautiful in the garden right now. In a contrasting cobalt blue jug, their gold color just pops. Bachelor buttons (Centaurea cyanus) and Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) provide additional blue. White Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and Daisy Fleabane … Continue reading

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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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