Tag Archives: In a Vase on Monday

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

Posted in Country Gardening, My Photos | Tagged , , , , | 59 Comments

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

Posted in Country Gardening, My Photos | Tagged , , , , | 116 Comments

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

Posted in Country Gardening, My Photos | Tagged , , , | 89 Comments

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

Posted in Country Gardening, My Photos | Tagged , , , , | 70 Comments

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

Posted in Country Gardening, My Photos | Tagged , , , , | 72 Comments

IAVOM-Bright Blooms

We’ve been experiencing cooler weather, but my garden doesn’t seem deterred. Zinnias (Z. elegans) are being mobbed by Monarch and Painted Lady butterflies as they fuel up for their southern migration. Many of the seasonal birds, including hummingbirds, have already … Continue reading

Posted in Country Gardening, My Photos | Tagged , , , , , | 121 Comments

IAVOM – Tripled

With the abundance of flowers available in my garden right now, it is hard to stop at creating just one vase, so today, I’ll showcase three. All too soon, my gardens will be knocked down by frost, so I’m relishing … Continue reading

Posted in Country Gardening, My Photos | Tagged , , , , , , , | 115 Comments