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Biophilia

Biophilia, first termed in 1984 by E.O. Wilson, is defined as the innate human need to connect with nature. As most gardeners know, there are more benefits to gardening than just fresh produce and flowers. It is the sense of … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Sort Of

While this isn’t in a vase, I wanted to share this lovely Hippeastrum hybrid that is now blooming in my sunspace. A few weeks ago, I accompanied my spouse on a stop to one of those big DIY retailers. Not … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Autumn Poppies

Dried poppy seed pods make a simple arrangement along with a mini-pumpkin brushed in gold as a prop. Thursday is Thanksgiving Day here in the US, with pumpkin pie an essential part of the feast. Best wishes and gratitude to … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – 4th Anniversary

This week is the fourth anniversary for Cathy at Rambling In the Garden’s  meme to showcase arrangements created from our gardens. To celebrate, she has requested that we create an arrangement in an object not normally used for a vase. As you can … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Along the Trail

I gathered the makings of this arrangement while walking along our trail by the river. As you can see in the background, most of the foliage has fallen from the trees and the garden is heading towards dormancy. Though the … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Leftovers

This past week, frost finally put an end to my tender annuals and the long months of pleasure they gave. Every potential bud and flower of Dahlia ‘Voodoo’ and ‘Tiki Torch,’ as well as Zinnias ‘Sprite,’ ‘Cactus’ and Double Cherry Profusion’ … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – ‘Italian White’ & ‘Moonstruck’

Dahlia  ‘Moonstruck’ and Helianthus ‘Italian White’ are perfect in each others company in this week’s arrangement. Creamy-white with a touch of lemon, I placed them in a milk jug that once belonged to my grandmother. Three Abyssinian gladioli (Acidanthera murielae) were added for accent. … Continue reading

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