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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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In A Vase On Monday – Cool Whites

For this week’s vase, I’ve chosen a cool, all-white palette. White garden phlox (P. paniculata) are in their glory right now, as are the Annabelle hydrangea (H. arborescens ‘Annabelle’), whose bracts are turning a papery, lime-green. Plume poppy panicles (Macleaya cordata) are … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – High Summer

For this week’s vase, I’ve picked flowers from my garden that to me, simply shout “high summer!” Pink garden phlox (P. paniculata), pinwheels of black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’), goldenrod (Solidago sp.), little jewels of striped mallow (Malva sylvestris), white flowering … Continue reading

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