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~ Porcelain Berry Vine ~ In A Vase On Monday ~

A third day of sunshine, with a week of rain in the forecast inspired me to assemble this unruly posy of Aster, the last of my Rudbeckia, with the lovely fruits of Variegated Porcelain Berry Vine (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata – ‘Elegans’). The … Continue reading

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~ In A Vase On Monday ~

Roses and Asters in a ceramic stein made in Belgium. Dad shipped a pitcher and four steins to Mom when he was serving in Europe during WWII. The rain started falling Sunday morning and the scent of Autumn is in … Continue reading

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~ In A Vase On Monday ~

Roses seem to be the last of the lovelies blooming now.  Once again they are served up in the crystal vase with Hebe ‘variegata’ as background. Rudbeckia is fading and Echinacea heads are drying — ready for migrating finches to … Continue reading

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~ In A Vase On Monday ~ Smoky Rose ~

My roses are still blooming and this Rosa ‘Double Delight’ seemed a nice feature for today’s vase. I liked the creamy color of the Hebe ‘Variegata’ as an accent in a crystal vase — my favorite for holding stems upright. Smoke … Continue reading

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~ Eclipse Light ~ In A Vase On Monday ~

After walking the grounds for a half hour, I decided to engage this eclipse of moon over sun from my west-facing deck.  In the process of surveying for my spot, I snipped some fresh Hydrangea and Rudbeckia blossoms to make a vase for … Continue reading

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~ Carolyn’s Tiny Roses ~ In A Vase On Monday ~

My dear neighbor, Carolyn has a lovely bed of mini-roses. As a thank you for a neighborhood party I hosted on Saturday, she brought me this sweet posy. For more flower arrangement and gardening inspiration please visit Cathy at  Rambling … Continue reading

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~ Summer Smiles ~ In A Vase On Monday ~

Black-eyed Susan, Cone Flower and Hydrangea are the dominant eye-catchers in my garden today. Today’s arrangement is presented in a ceramic teapot I found second-hand.   Summer is hitting us like a sledge hammer this week, so my front yard … Continue reading

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