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In A Vase On Monday – New Vase

This week my sister sent me a fluted Lenox glass vase in the most beautiful shade of amethyst.  I’ve filled it in complimentary colors with the tallest flowers I currently have blooming. Lavender Heart-leaved Asters (Symphyotrichum cordifolium) and spikes of … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Variety

To feature more of my vase collection, I’m offering two vases for today’s IAVOM. The first, in an orange Blenko vase sporting autumn colors (that are showing around here in the trees faster than I’d like), are Dahlia ‘Tiki Torch’ with … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Bold and Demure

Trying to feature more of my vase collection, I’m showing two vases this week, one bold and one demure. The first is a blue, stoneware jug filled with bold, bright Zinnias (Z. elegans ‘Sprite’ mix and the only gold cactus-flowering type … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Sunny

Nothing speaks of summer sunshine better than sunflowers (Helianthus annuus). Using my Artesa sunflower pocket vase, I’ve arranged three varieties, ‘Italian White,’ Lemon Queen’ and an unmarked gift packet item that I believe is ‘Pro-Cut Orange.’ Wild goldenrod (Solidago sp.) finishes the … Continue reading

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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 – ‘Voodoo’

The first Dahlia ‘Voodoo’ flowers opened yesterday, so get star billing in this week’s IAVOM. I love their rich, red-velvet blooms with a green eye. Unfortunately, the Japanese beetles like them, too, alas!   Small ‘Lemon Queen’ Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) have opened … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Pink and Purple

Topped by a starry mandala, gray-green poppy seed pods (Papaver somniferum) vie for attention amid purple larkspur (Consolida ajacis) and lavender Hosta flowers. Pink racemes of Astilbe taquettii and the first pink phlox (P. paniculata) of the season, along with a couple wild mallow (Malva … Continue reading

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