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Morning Embrace

November light embraces a milkweed pod draped in goldenrod.

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In A Vase On Monday – Going Native

For this week’s vase, I’ve used only wildflowers picked from our fields and woods that are native to the northeastern U.S. Asters have come abundantly into bloom (we have more than half a dozen different species), of which I’ve chosen three: white … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Summer Meadow

For this week’s vase, my spouse requested a “tall” arrangement and I’m happy to oblige. I’ve chosen our tallest vase, a sleek, black glass in the Ming-style, that was a gift from his brother many years ago. Curiously, when held up … 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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In A Vase On Monday – Orange & Yellow

This week, I’ve combined yellow and orange with a touch of purple and white, using bi-colored hybrid daylilies (Hemerocallis x), white flowering tobacco (Nicotiana alata), yellow woodland sunflowers (Helianthus divaricatus), goldenrod (Solidago sp.) and purple hosta (Hosta x) for accent color. The … Continue reading

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Last Hurrah

Oakleaf Hydrangea (H. quercifolia) puts on a show in reddish-orange and burgundy beyond a screen of dried wildflowers – goldenrod, aster and heliopsis – gone to seed at the edge of the field.  

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It’s Official

It’s official – I came across the first goldenrod bloom of the year in my spearmint bed on Saturday. In the past, this flower used to fill me with dismay because it signaled the change from waxing to waning summer, … Continue reading

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