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In A Vase on Monday – Sundrops

Sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa) are bright and beautiful in the garden right now. In a contrasting cobalt blue jug, their gold color just pops. Bachelor buttons (Centaurea cyanus) and Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) provide additional blue. White Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and Daisy Fleabane … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – New Dawn

My ‘New Dawn’ rose is having its best year yet– a tumble of delicate pink blooms cascade down its canes, covering the arbor.   Likewise, my Carolina Lupine (Thermopsis caroliniana), is peaking this week with dozens of yellow racemes. I … Continue reading

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In A Vase on Monday – Peonies, Foxgloves

With the advent of our first heat wave of the season, the last of my Peonies are being pushed to their end. I await their blooming all year and their bloom time always seems to go by much too quickly. … Continue reading

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In A Vase on Monday – Mostly Blue

I meant this to be mostly blue and purple, but I got distracted while out picking– easy to do! I started with Lamb’s Ears (Stachys byzantina), Catmint (Nepeta racemosa) and cobalt blue Speedwell (Veronica ‘Crater Lake Blue’) to go with my … Continue reading

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In A Vase on Monday – Aquilegia

It has been a hectic spring and I’ve had little time to blog or even make arrangements, but I was determined to get a vase posted this week!   Columbines (Aquilegia vulgaris) are putting on a great show this year … Continue reading

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IAVOM-6th Anniversary

Cathy, at Rambling in the Garden, is celebrating the 6th anniversary of In a Vase on Monday, a meme where gardeners showcase a weekly vase from their gardens. This week she has requested that we make a miniature (six inches or less) arrangement. … Continue reading

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IAVOM- Encore

Incredibly, we made it all the way to November 1st before we had a killing frost, weeks beyond the average. I decided to comb my yard on Friday beforehand to see what flowers I could glean that had survived the … Continue reading

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IAVOM-Small Treasures

Our first light frost came two weeks ago and since then, there have been several more, slowly ending the garden season this year. While the annuals are the first to go, those near the warmth of the paved driveway and … Continue reading

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IAVOM – Autumn Harvest

Last fall, I tossed my rotted pumpkin behind the compost pile, hoping a seed or two would grow this year. To my delight, I found six huge pumpkins growing amongst the weeds this week. The one above was the smallest. … Continue reading

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IAVOM-Equinox

The red maples (Acer rubrum) seen above are starting to show their signature colors as the cool temps of the past couple weeks have brought us an early fall, but luckily, no frost. We officially celebrate the Equinox today, ushering in … Continue reading

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