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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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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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Looking Good October 2

I’m joining Gillian at Country Garden UK in her weekly meme Looking Good. She asks us to showcase highlights in our garden each week and link back to her site. Pop on over to see what’s special in gardener’s plots around the globe. After … 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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In A Vase On Monday – Pink & Yellow

For this week’s vase, I’ve used bright yellow daisies of woodland sunflower (Helianthus divaricata) and zinnia (Z. ‘Profusion Yellow’). I think the ‘Profusion’ series is one of the best zinnia hybrids, a super performer that is drought and heat tolerant, as well … Continue reading

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