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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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In A Vase On Monday – Amaryllis & Daisies

My white amaryllis, backlit by the sun, adds a touch of warmth to this cold winter’s day. And for those wondering about the bulb encased in silver wax that I posted in early December, its growth has been very slow, … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Winter Relief

Okay, obviously, these flowers didn’t come from my garden (seen in the background on a mild, foggy day last week). But can you blame this flower lover for wanting some Winter Relief from all the snowy, cold weather? I was gifted … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Holiday Swag

Every year, I make a swag to hang on the post next to the mailbox out by the road. I’d like to think it cheers those driving by as well as the mail carrier. Made with branches of Fraser fir (Abies fraseri) and Eastern … Continue reading

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