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In A Vase On Monday – ‘Voodoo’

The first Dahlia ‘Voodoo’ flowers opened yesterday, so get star billing in this week’s IAVOM. I love their rich, red-velvet blooms with a green eye. Unfortunately, the Japanese beetles like them, too, alas!   Small ‘Lemon Queen’ Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) have opened … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Pink and Purple

Topped by a starry mandala, gray-green poppy seed pods (Papaver somniferum) vie for attention amid purple larkspur (Consolida ajacis) and lavender Hosta flowers. Pink racemes of Astilbe taquettii and the first pink phlox (P. paniculata) of the season, along with a couple wild mallow (Malva … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Ephemeral

In A Vase on Monday – Ephemeral Our wild daylilies (Hemerocallis fulva) begin to bloom without fail during the first week of July every year. This year’s abundant rain has produced a bumper crop. Although their blooms last only a … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – ‘New Dawn’

My vase this week features Rosa ‘New Dawn’ nestled amid chartreuse Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis), with delicate accents of pink Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ flowers and tendrils of grape vine (Vitis). Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts a weekly meme … Continue reading

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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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