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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: 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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In a Vase on Monday: Cleyera

Once again it’s Monday, the first Monday in autumn, and time for In a Vase on Monday, hosted by Cathy at  Rambling in the Garden,  I have been growing Cleyera japonica for over ten years and found it to be … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: A Puzzle

For this week’s In a Vase on Monday, sponsored by Cathy at  Rambling in the Garden, I am  highlighting a most puzzling azalea (at least in my experience). The light and dark azalea blossoms in this arrangement are from the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Cool

A cool Labor Day (lazy day) morning to search out a bit of color for a vase this Monday. I am glad to feel the first touches of autumn and happy to see a host of Encore azaleas coming into … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Is this the end of summer?

I woke up to a cool morning, hot coffee on the porch with the paper, and a feeling that fall is coming to North Carolina. I know there are still a few more weeks until fall officially arrives, but I … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Spikeys

A heavy rain over the weekend resulted in one of my glads being broken at mid stem. I am taking advantage of that “tragedy” to start a vase for this Monday. Another gladiola is nearing its natural end but still … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Celebration

The vase we are offering today marks a happy occasion in our lives. It was on our church altar this Sunday in celebration of our 59th wedding anniversary. My Arranger and I are delighted to share this vase with you. … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Chaste Tree

I look forward to June each year as a time when my chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus) comes into bloom. My unidentified heirloom variety is approaching full bloom. It seems to be a promising choice for In a Vase on Monday. … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: June Brides

June is one of the traditional times for weddings, and that means beautiful  brides. In my garden it is time for a ‘Blushing Bride’ which is in its glory now. How fitting, then, to bring a few cuttings of this … Continue reading

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