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In A Vase On Monday – Spring Fling

Flowers are bursting forth, birds are nesting… Spring is all about sex and reproduction – a spring fling! My narcissi are from collections bought long ago, so no ID. The lovely lemon-yellow Butterfly narcissus just opened and the miniature golden trumpet daffodils … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Pink Hyacinth

With a week of above normal temperatures, at last my garden is beginning to grow and bloom. Last week everything was tightly budded, but this week is a different story. I had cut a few branches of Japanese quince (Chaenomeles × superba) to … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Snowdrops

As you can see, we still have snow! Four inches of ‘mixed’ precipitation fell on Friday into Saturday as Mother Nature played her April Fool’s joke. However, it is melting rapidly on this sunny day, where our high is 47F … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Fothergilla

After a mishap destroyed half my Witch-Alder shrub (Fothergilla major) in front of my porch, rather than throw the branches in the brush pile, I thought I’d try to force them into bloom. A marvelous native plant, its honey-scented, bottle-brush 1-3″ … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Hydrangea & Potpourri

Collected in October, these dried hydrangea (H. paniculata) look as fresh as the day I picked them. Arrange and forget, what can be easier? Eventually, they will lose their color and fade once humidity returns in late spring and early summer. … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Remembering

Throughout the cold months, while I await Spring’s arrival, I remember past growing seasons via vases of dried plants collected during the summer and on long autumn walks. The brown tones of this hand-thrown pottery vase (another great, free-table find), echo the … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Forsythia

I finally cut some forsythia for forcing and they came out beautifully. Along with a butter-colored primrose that I picked up at the market, I have a little pocket of spring amidst the stormy winter weather we’ve been having lately. … Continue reading

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