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In A Vase On Monday – Summer Gold

The garden is at its zenith and while we have some weeks ahead of us, I’m aware that the bonanza won’t last forever, which only serves to heighten my appreciation. I cleared my garden paths of the abundant tangle of flopping stems, … 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 – Orange & Yellow

This week, I’ve combined yellow and orange with a touch of purple and white, using bi-colored hybrid daylilies (Hemerocallis x), white flowering tobacco (Nicotiana alata), yellow woodland sunflowers (Helianthus divaricatus), goldenrod (Solidago sp.) and purple hosta (Hosta x) for accent color. The … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Daylilies

For this week’s vase, I’ve used yellow daylilies (Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’), white flowering tobacco (Nicotiana alata) and purple ladybells (Adenophora confusa). Daisy fleabane (Erigeron annuus) is used as filler and a few lady’s mantle (Alchemilla mollis) leaves are the green. One … Continue reading

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Green Flowers

Green flowers are unusual in the garden, although breeders have added many new cultivars in the past few years. Lime green compliments any color in the garden, but my favorite pairings are with hot pink, orange or lavender purple. The above Flowering Tobacco is … Continue reading

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