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In A Vase On Monday – White & Purple

  This week I’ve used two wild asters for the bulk of my arrangement: blue wood aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium), (which looks purple to me, you can see a big mound of it in my garden in the background) and white lance-leaved aster … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Mauve & Purple

For this week’s vase, I’ve used mauve heads of sedum (S. ‘Autumn Joy’), which are just beginning to deepen in color in my garden, maroon-purple sprigs of shiso (Perilla frutescens), an annual of the mint family that readily self-sows in my herb bed, and … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Going Native

For this week’s vase, I’ve used only wildflowers picked from our fields and woods that are native to the northeastern U.S. Asters have come abundantly into bloom (we have more than half a dozen different species), of which I’ve chosen three: white … Continue reading

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Asters

Among the last native flowers to bloom, Asters are impressive with over 50 species found in the northeast alone, many being garden worthy. Against the gold of autumn, their deep purple and lavender blooms nodding in the breeze always catch … Continue reading

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