Category Archives: Gardening

In a Vase on Monday: Frost Evasion

In anticipation of the first real frost in my garden over the weekend, I clipped a few bearded iris scapes that were up and had buds on them. I left a few shorter ones in the ground, but true to … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Cheer

We are getting into the Christmas spirit around our house. The wreaths are hung, the candles are in the windows, the tree is trimmed, and a glass or two of Christmas cheer has been tasted. My Arranger surprised me by … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Debutante

We’ve had several mornings of light frost that have damaged most of the blooms in the garden beyond their use in a Vase on Monday. The stalwart camellias, however, have made it beautifully. The first Camellia japonica ‘Debutante’ flower appeared … Continue reading

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A Weekend Walk in the Garden

Tomorrow morning…Monday…I expect to wake up to the first frost that has been forecast for our area. I’ve spent the weekend doing some of my clean up chores, although the warm weather so far this fall has lulled me into … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Fourth Anniversary Edition

Today is the fourth anniversary of In a Vase on Monday, an invitation from Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to share something beautiful from ones garden in a vase each Monday. It has been fun and challenging to post … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: TEMPORARY

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is TEMPORARY. In the life of each flower blossom is that temporary moment when it is at its absolute peak in beauty. Such is the blossom of this Camellia japonica ‘Magnoliaeflora.’ … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Old and New

After deadheading my heirloom chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus), it has flourished with new growth and has put out a marvelous second bloom. The bumble bees are loving it here in November. Camellia sasanqua ‘Our Linda’ is showing its new blooms … Continue reading

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