Tag Archives: Persicaria ‘Red Dragon’

In a Vase on Monday: a Little Sip of Summer

My intention for today’s vase was to deliberately look for more ‘also-rans’, things that haven’t yet featured in a Monday vase this year. From an earlier ramble I had been struck by the mass of blooms on this ‘Nathalie Nypels’ … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Late but Lovely

Finally, Karma Serena has obliged and produced two blooms for a vase – it seems ironic that this was the first dahlia to flower last year, appearing in a vase on July 20th, almost three months earlier than this time … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Red, Red Wine

I make no apology for the simplicity of today’s vase – it would have been so easy to cram a vase with more dahlias, sunflowers and several different rudbeckia, but Rudbeckia ‘Cherry Brandy’ is just so gorgeous at the moment … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage day: a Different Tack

Thanks to Christina for hosting this monthly meme, which encourages us to notice the foliage in our gardens as well as the blooms and appreciate that foliage is the glue which helps to stick our gardens together. I hope she … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Fire in the Belly

Eager as I am to fill another vase, Mondays sometimes don’t come round fast enough and Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ has been devilishly waiting to take his place as the star in today’s vase, mirroring his starring role in one of the … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: the Shreds of Evidence

It was only a month ago that I featured pots of hostas on Garden Bloggers Foliage Day (the leafy meme hosted by Christina at My Hesperides Garden on the 22nd of every month) but many of them are now a … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Does My Bum Look Big in This?

I had been going to call this vase ‘Woodland Edge’, but the alternative title popped into my head just before the vase was filled and it seemed more catchy! The title takes its name from Persicaria ‘Superbum’ which I have … Continue reading

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Patchwork

I would hope I can be forgiven for gawping in admiration every time I pass this wonderful piece of patchwork in the woodland edge border – after all, how beautiful is that? When the property became ours in 1996 this … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: the Star is Rising

Hellebores and snowdrops may well be the stars of the woodland edge border in early spring, but from May till December the other star of the woodland edge border is Persicaria¬† ‘Red Dragon’ – and here be baby dragons, the … Continue reading

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Exit the Dragon

Having completed the snowdrop plan yesterday and collected up several bags of leaves, I was able to spend an hour or two this afternoon trimming and cutting back in the various borders. Persicaria ‘Red Dragon’ was first in line for … Continue reading

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