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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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~ Pansy Posy ~ In A Vase On Monday ~

From childhood to this very moment, I’ve loved the bright colors and ‘smiling faces’ of pansy’s (Viola).  Today I feature two (though I don’t know the specific variety of either).   This blown-glass vase is a favorite that I found … Continue reading

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~ Sunshine ~ In A Vase On Monday er…Tuesday! ~

My hydrangea blossoms are now in their light green/white/pale blue stage, and raspberries are ripening quickly.  Today’s vase (in my favorite heavy crystal one that holds heavy-headed stems well) is a mix of day lilies and penstemon. At nine o’clock … Continue reading

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~ Creating Order From Chaos ~ WPC: Order ~

I find it very satisfying to take something that is a chaotic mess and turning it into something beautiful, functional or just finished — like a basket of laundry or a jigsaw puzzle! In early spring I posted a few … Continue reading

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~ Florabunda ~ In A Vase On Monday ~

This past week Portland, Oregon (across the Columbia River from my home) celebrated their annual Festival of Roses.  Right on cue, roses throughout the region started their seasonal show. Today’s vase, a tall crystal one with heavy base, features three … Continue reading

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~Late Spring = Early Summer ~ In A Vase On Monday ~

For the first time since September, we are experiencing a run of more than two days of sunshine. What a joy to get up in the morning and walk into the gardens with a mug of coffee and nippers in … Continue reading

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