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In A Vase on Monday – Teddy Bear

A giveaway packet of seeds, which started blooming this week, yielded these cute little dwarf ‘Teddy Bear’ Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus ‘Teddy Bear’). Fluffy ray flowers make up most of the bloom, meaning less pollen for bees, but it is a … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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In A Vase On Monday – Bold and Demure

Trying to feature more of my vase collection, I’m showing two vases this week, one bold and one demure. The first is a blue, stoneware jug filled with bold, bright Zinnias (Z. elegans ‘Sprite’ mix and the only gold cactus-flowering type … 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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