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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 – 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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In A Vase On Monday – White & Purple

  This week I’ve used two wild asters for the bulk of my arrangement: blue wood aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium), (which looks purple to me, you can see a big mound of it in my garden in the background) and white lance-leaved aster … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Pink & Yellow

For this week’s vase, I’ve used bright yellow daisies of woodland sunflower (Helianthus divaricata) and zinnia (Z. ‘Profusion Yellow’). I think the ‘Profusion’ series is one of the best zinnia hybrids, a super performer that is drought and heat tolerant, as well … Continue reading

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