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In a Vase on Monday: Winnie and Friends

Yesterday, when I picked these blooms and prepared the vase, was a lovely day,  a gentle and warm sort of day, a reminder of summer’s pleasures amidst the first signs of autumn. With a long list of on-going projects, the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Mixed Messages

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In a Vase on Monday: Coffee n’ Cake

Regular visitors to Rambling in the Garden will have guessed from the title what is being featured in today’s vase, without even seeing the photo: Dahlia ‘Café au Lait’. This distinctive decorative dahlia has large heads in a milky coffee … Continue reading

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In a vase on Monday: Brian’s Dream Dahlias

Yes, he did indeed ply us with dahlias too, and my goodness haven’t we enjoyed appreciating these at close quarters! The quality and size of the blooms are just wonderful and the length and straightness of the stems show just … Continue reading

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Pièce de Résistance…?

The weather has not been especially conducive to tasks in the garden this week. Temperatures have remained low, giving our first proper frost on Monday night which immediately put paid to the dahlias; fortunately I had brought the pelargoniums, fuchsias … Continue reading

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Knock Knock

Defiant dahlias Poised and erect Vibrantly alive Hold their breath And wait. Pale sunshine Bathes Their anxious hearts But fails To warm, To quell Their fears Of sudden demise. Senses alert, Ears pricked, They wait For the inevitable, When Dr … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Remnants

Although there is still plenty to pick from the garden for a vase, in many cases it may only be a single bloom at a time. It would be a shame not to take advantage of these remnants, so I … Continue reading

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