Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

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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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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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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In a Vase on Monday: Saved

The weather forecast for this morning suggested our first frost! I wasn’t happy about that, but I should not have been surprised; it’s the end of October already. So, when I heard the forecast, I ran out and clipped few … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Remontant

Remontant: [ri-mon-tuhnt] adjective,  blooming more than once in a season. I have been growing reblooming (i.e., remontant) perennials for over twenty-five years. First were daylilies, and then came roses, hydrangeas, azaleas, viburnum, and bearded iris. This week’s Vase on Monday … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: A Few of My Favorite Things

There are several passions that drive my everyday life, and I am combining two of them today in this week’s In a Vase on Monday…gardening and tennis. The flowers are lavender asters, red zinnias, pink Encore azaleas, and white annual … Continue reading

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