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In a Vase on Monday : 8/25/2014

“My arranger” has brought out all of her Ikebana training to help me put together flowers and foliage from our garden for this week’s offering for In a Vase on Monday. The foliage is from an unnamed hosta, Deutzia gracilis ‘Chardonnay Pearls,’ … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday

I loved being on vacation and visiting with family and dear friends, but it is nice to be back in my garden and in our somewhat normal routine (not to mention being back in my own bed). As a walked through the garden searching … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: A Hosta Conundrum

I apologize in advance for this unusual offering for In a Vase on Monday.  Rather than present a display of today’s garden blooms, I would like to offer a conundrum concerning a hosta whose identity I have lost over time. I reviewed all … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: July–Another Wet and Gray Day

I am pleased to present my second offering for July’s edition of Garden Bloggers Foliage Day. I am grateful to Christina for developing this idea and inviting me to participate. I do hope you will visit her site. As I have aged, I have … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: In My Garden Today

I walked around my garden this morning looking for blossoms I could include in this week’s vase. The big swatch of lavender color is coming from three chaste trees (Vitex agnus-castus cvv.), the hydrangeas are covered, and several hostas are in … Continue reading

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Hostas in a Pot

It is a rare gardener in this part of North Carolina that doesn’t plant hostas, and I am definitely not one of those rare ones. In fact, one might just call me a hosta junkie. Witness the several dozen hostas that I … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: A Study in Texture

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In a Vase on Monday: From An Early June Garden

Here are some of the things that are blooming in my garden this morning: Included in the arrangement, with deep appreciation for my wife’s hand in its design, are ‘Blushing Bride’ hydrangea, ‘Chapel Hill’ lantana, ‘Mr. Goldstrike’ Aucuba japonica, ‘Ever … Continue reading

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The Last Peony

Today my garden is left with one last peony: a secondary bloom on ‘Sarah Bernhardt.’ All the rest have run their course. ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ is usually the last peony in my garden to start blooming, so it is not unexpected … Continue reading

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After the Frost

After a few nights of just freezing temperature, it looks like spring really is here this time. My wife helped me bring pots into the garage for safety, and we stretched sheets over the Itoh peonies and a newly planted … Continue reading

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