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In A Vase On Monday – Fothergilla

After a mishap destroyed half my Witch-Alder shrub (Fothergilla major) in front of my porch, rather than throw the branches in the brush pile, I thought I’d try to force them into bloom. A marvelous native plant, its honey-scented, bottle-brush 1-3″ … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Hydrangea & Potpourri

Collected in October, these dried hydrangea (H. paniculata) look as fresh as the day I picked them. Arrange and forget, what can be easier? Eventually, they will lose their color and fade once humidity returns in late spring and early summer. … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Remembering

Throughout the cold months, while I await Spring’s arrival, I remember past growing seasons via vases of dried plants collected during the summer and on long autumn walks. The brown tones of this hand-thrown pottery vase (another great, free-table find), echo the … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

My little collection of Valentine’s Day cheer – a purple primrose, forced pink hyacinths and the second bloom on the white amaryllis, along with a small fragrant bouquet of clove-scented stock and white carnations, pink spray roses and wax flower. … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Forsythia

I finally cut some forsythia for forcing and they came out beautifully. Along with a butter-colored primrose that I picked up at the market, I have a little pocket of spring amidst the stormy winter weather we’ve been having lately. … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Amaryllis & Daisies

My white amaryllis, backlit by the sun, adds a touch of warmth to this cold winter’s day. And for those wondering about the bulb encased in silver wax that I posted in early December, its growth has been very slow, … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Winter Relief

Okay, obviously, these flowers didn’t come from my garden (seen in the background on a mild, foggy day last week). But can you blame this flower lover for wanting some Winter Relief from all the snowy, cold weather? I was gifted … Continue reading

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