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In A Vase On Monday – Dried Flowers

As I start to cut back my gardens in preparation for winter, I’m finding great dried material for arrangements that are simply too good to just throw on the compost heap. I was inspired to make this arrangement for the … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Lunaria

My vase this week is very simple. A neighbor up the road has Silver Dollar Plant (Lunaria annua) that she tossed in the field next to the road many years ago, and it has self-sowed each year since. Every fall, if I pass … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – After the Frost

I missed creating a vase from my garden last Monday, but I’ve recovered from my despondency over the demise of much of my garden, so today I roused myself to see what I could come up with this week. I was … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Frost Arrives

A killing frost arrived this weekend two nights in a row, putting an end to my garden. With a low last night of 25F (-4C), even my few stalwart perennials died back. Saturday afternoon I collected what I could of … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Autumn Colors

Even though there have been two frost warnings, we’ve only had lows in the the upper 30sF (3C). With the days continuing to be mild, the annuals are still blossoming. For this week, I picked pale-orange, red-orange and pumpkin-colored nasturtiums (Tropaeolum … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Autumn Leaves

For this week’s vase, I’ve used flat umbels of sedum (S. ‘Autumn Joy’), which have deepened to a rich burgundy with the cooler weather. The vibrant leaves of red maple (Acer rubrum) and the gray-green of sage (Salvia officinalis) provide compliment and contrast. Maiden grass (Miscanthus sinensis) flowers … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Autumn Simplicity

It is officially autumn and the two vases I’ve made this week reflect the crossover of the seasons. The first is a slot-necked pocket vase that was handmade by artisans in Ecuador using a wax-resist technique that results in textured … Continue reading

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