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In A Vase On Monday – Abundance

Yellow seems to be the dominant color in my garden this week with Sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa), Loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata) and Carolina Lupine (Thermopsis villosa) all in peak bloom. I ended up arranging three bouquets and couldn’t decide which one to … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Peonies

  The Summer Solstice is upon us here in the northern hemisphere and with the warm, long days and ample rain, my garden is exuberantly blooming. Peonies (Paeonia lactiflora) have burst forth this week and were the obvious choice for this … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Good Fortune

Red and gold are traditional colors in Chinese culture with red symbolizing good luck, joy and happiness, and gold for balance and freedom from worldly cares. Red Weigela (W. florida) and gold tall bearded iris (I. x germanica) are hopefully bringing good fortune … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Bearded Iris

Fluffy-white tall bearded iris steals the show this week. Bought at a local Iris Society sale  many years ago, I’ve lost the name, but I think it might be “Snowflake’ or something similar. Regardless, it is a good performer and a … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday

I realized after supper that I needed to make a quick arrangement before the light faded. Being Memorial Day here in the States, red, white and blue would have been appropriate colors, but satisfactory blooms aren’t in my garden at the … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Simply Heavenly

Ages ago, when I was in my late teens, I walked down a sidewalk along a tall wooden fence. I smelled the most heavenly scent and had to know what produced it. I boosted myself up to peer over the … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Bleeding Hearts

My bleeding hearts (Lamprocapnos spectabilis) are coming on fantastically and were the obvious choice for today’s arrangement. The past two weeks have been quite chilly with a few nights that threatened frost, but luckily we’ve squeaked through without any damage to … Continue reading

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