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Colors of Advent

My husband gave me a beautiful bouquet containing my favorite colors which also happens to be the colors of Advent (purple and pink). Though I have been extremely busy since Thanksgiving, I am happily awaiting the coming of Christmas.

Thankful Thursday – Butterflies and Caterpillars

Last year in my garden, I planted butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), a type of milkweed, namely to help create a habitat for Monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Last week, when I found a Monarch butterfly caterpillar eating leaves on my... Continue Reading →

In a Vase on Monday: In Memory of Pat

This morning I dedicate my pretty vase and bouquet to my friend Pat, who passed away this past Saturday. She was 83 years old. Hers was a long life of service and dedication - she was a teacher. But not... Continue Reading →

In a Vase on Monday: Serendipity

I am finding a serendipitous nature of participating in these weekly In a Vase on Monday photo challenges. Even though I know what plants are growing in my garden, I never know what I will find blooming in my garden... Continue Reading →

In a Vase on Monday: Summer Song

"The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come" Song of Solomon 2:12 In my vase today: gloriosa daisy, zinnia, hosta, day lilies, Hydrangea arborescens (invincibelle), echinacea. In a Vase on Monday Flower Photo Challenge

In a Vase on Monday – Simple Beauty

I am participating again in Cathy's In a Vase on Monday photo challenge. During the past several weeks, I have been bringing in flowers from the garden but was too busy to take pictures of my bouquets. Today I had... Continue Reading →

In a Vase on Monday: Snowdrops

Recently I found a lovely garden photo challenge at Cathy's blog Rambling in the Garden.   Even though there are hellebore flowers blooming in my garden, I did not want to pick them for an indoor floral arrangement.  However, as I was... Continue Reading →

Seasons at Longwood

If you have been a follower of my blog for a period of time, you will notice that many of my pictures feature the beautiful Longwood Gardens. Situated in the Brandywine Creek Valley in Pennsylvania, the 1,077 acre Longwood Gardens... Continue Reading →

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