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In A Vase On Monday – Last Flowers

Frost has finished my annuals and the perennials are slowly following, as Nature pushes them into dormancy. Here I share the last arrangements I made before their demise. I put all the mixed zinnias (Z. elegans) into one vase with … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Leftovers

This past week, frost finally put an end to my tender annuals and the long months of pleasure they gave. Every potential bud and flower of Dahlia ‘Voodoo’ and ‘Tiki Torch,’ as well as Zinnias ‘Sprite,’ ‘Cactus’ and Double Cherry Profusion’ … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Bold and Demure

Trying to feature more of my vase collection, I’m showing two vases this week, one bold and one demure. The first is a blue, stoneware jug filled with bold, bright Zinnias (Z. elegans ‘Sprite’ mix and the only gold cactus-flowering type … Continue reading

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Birthday Cake

I took a photo of this Zinnia blossom because I thought it looked like a tiny birthday cake, complete with candles aglow. It wasn’t until I processed the photo on my computer that I saw someone was already eating it. … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Autumn Pocket

This week’s flower colors reflect the yellow and red-orange autumn foliage in the background. I’m using another of my hand-painted, pocket vases made in Ecuador by Artesia. Each side offers a different color, either cobalt or turquoise. I think the cobalt looks better with … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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In A Vase On Monday – Frost Warning

A cold front swept through Friday night and temperatures plummeted within a few hours from summer to autumn.  With frost warnings for Sunday night, I was scrambling Sunday afternoon to pick my tender annuals for vases in the house, three … Continue reading

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Weekly Garden Highlights – August 26

It has been a varied week, cool and dry earlier, now hot and humid with thunderstorms predicted later to hopefully cool things down. Yesterday, a Monarch (Danaus plexippus) visited my zinnias, elevating zinnias to a ‘must-have’ in my garden from now … Continue reading

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Weekly Garden Highlights – August 12

It has been very hot and humid this week, so I’m laying low in terms of any vigorous gardening. Evenings seem to be the most tolerable time to weed and do a bit of trimming. Here are just a few of … Continue reading

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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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