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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 – Floral Fireworks

With spikes of gold Ligularia ‘The Rocket,’ burgundy-red fountains of Beebalm (Monarda didyma) and sprays of Goldenrod (Solidago sp.), fireworks came to mind after I arranged this week’s vase. Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota) are white sparklers and the lavender Hosta flowers are cascading Roman … 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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In A Vase On Monday – Red & White

Nothing says mid-summer to me like Beebalm (Monarda didyma) and Gooseneck Loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides). Both stands are abundant in my yard right now as we settle into July with its hot summer days. I’ve added the last of the white … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Ephemeral

In A Vase on Monday – Ephemeral Our wild daylilies (Hemerocallis fulva) begin to bloom without fail during the first week of July every year. This year’s abundant rain has produced a bumper crop. Although their blooms last only a … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – ‘New Dawn’

My vase this week features Rosa ‘New Dawn’ nestled amid chartreuse Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis), with delicate accents of pink Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ flowers and tendrils of grape vine (Vitis). Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts a weekly meme … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Abundance

Yellow seems to be the dominant color in my garden this week with Sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa), Loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata) and Carolina Lupine (Thermopsis villosa) all in peak bloom. I ended up arranging three bouquets and couldn’t decide which one to … Continue reading

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