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Monday, August 3, 2015

In a Vase on Monday, August 3, 2015

I'm joining hostess Cathy at Rambling in the Garden  for In a Vase on Monday, there are not a lot of flowers out there presently thanks to the heat, a week over 90ºF, which is usual for some southern parts of the country, but also no rain.   It does cool off at night here though, so I like to get out on those cool mornings to garden and water.

This is a vase I made many years ago when I did more ceramics.  It features a Fourth of July variegated rose, Ageratum, Chaste tree blooms, Fireweed, and a little pink Champney's Pink Cluster rose.  The greens are Lonicera nitida.  Here on a silver background-

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What's blooming in your garden now?    Hannah

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I had a comment about problems with leaving a comment here.  If you are having trouble commenting on my blog, you can send me an email at  z8hannah8z@gmail.com to comment and let me know of your difficulties.  Thanks!  I looked up solutions on Blogger and apparently Wordpress has not updated their Open ID servers, so to comment on Blogspot blogs, you must select OpenID then enter your address, changing it to plain http://address  instead of https://address.

26 comments:

  1. We have rain, it is getting colder, and I have King Alfred daffs flowering in their unique beauty. Took a huge bunch, nicely wrapped in tissue and cellophane, to our neighbour's family, as they celebrate his life, and grieve his sudden death last Sunday.

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  2. Sorry to hear you lost a neighbor, Jean. The daffs sound like spring is approaching for you, I'm not ready for fall here but would like the temperatures to stay more comfortable. It cooled back down here for a while, tonight made me think of fall.

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  3. The square shaped vase contrasts beautifully with the soft arrangement, and love all the green too.

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  4. The square shaped vase contrasts beautifully with the soft arrangement, and love all the green too.

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  5. The square shaped vase contrasts beautifully with the soft arrangement, and love all the green too.

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  6. The square shaped vase contrasts beautifully with the soft arrangement, and love all the green too.

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  7. The square shaped vase contrasts beautifully with the soft arrangement, and love all the green too.

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    1. Thanks, Noelle, I enjoyed using the vase, and the Boxleaf Honeysuckle is so feathery.

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  8. such a lovely arrangement, Hannah - I love the way you have added height with the foliage. (Thanks for the tip about commenting - I thought it was only me having problems as I have recently started a new blog.)

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    1. Thanks, Ann, I thought I would try some new foliage. I only know what I read on google about the problem someone was having posting comments.

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  9. Hi Hannah, I like the pretty vase that you made, I've just ordered some Lonicera for the redesign of my garden so it was nice to know it will be good in arrangements too. I also find it rather time consuming commenting on Blogger (google) blogs; I've been told that it is because Google aren't really all that interested in updating the platform as it is such a small part of what they do whereas Wordpress is a dedicated blogging platform that is being constantly updated; they're much better at filtering spam too so it isn't necessary to do this 'I'm not a robot' thing!

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    1. Thanks, Christina, I think you will like the Lonicera but give it lots of room, it is very tough and vigorous. But if you like cutting it you can keep it down, it probably responds well to shearing. I only know what I read on google (smile) since I have no direct experience with wordpress. I don't have spam filters AFAIK because I haven't had much problem with spam, just a few that I quickly deleted.

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  10. I really don't know how you manage such beautiful flowers with temperatures in the 90s. Your actual vase is lovely too, how clever you are to make it. On the subject of commenting on Blogspot sites, I had almost given up using open ID and the constant need to prove I wasn't a robot. But now I have amended my blogger profile to link back to me as a person "Sarah" rather than my website "Homeslip" it seems to be working much better.

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. The temperatures were over 100 a couple of days then 5 above 90, getting close to a record # over 90, but now we are down in the 80's and even a couple mid 70's again, so I hope it stays that way. It's mainly a matter of watering enough during the heat, which I can't always do with 2 acres. I'm grateful for whatever can keep on blooming.

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  11. It's interesting what Christina said about Google 'not being interested' - I rather suspected they would rather we commented with a Google ID so make it harder to do otherwise and I think I have cracked how to not to be forced into doing this! It's good to mention the problem so bloggers don't think they are on their own, particularly new bloggers. I love the vase that the blooms are in and the colour complements them perfectly. And great to have such blooms with your heat, like Sarah says!

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    1. Thanks, Cathy, it's google + that makes it impossible for me to comment sometimes. I'm glad you like the turquoise with the other colors.

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  12. Hello Hannah, what a lovely arrangement. I love the blooms and colors. Enjoy your new week ahead!

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    1. Thanks, Eileen, the weather is so much more tolerable now. I was driving in the 101ºF / 38.3ºC heat without air conditioning, so I just pictured myself sitting in a sauna, soaking in the heat. It makes me happy to see Fourth of July blooming, I used to think the bush had disappeared.

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  13. You have an attractive vase to show for your ceramics phase. I dabbled with clay a bit, but all my pots came out looking like chocolate pudding. Sometimes scarcity of plant material results in lovely, restrained arrangements, as it did here.

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  14. Ricki- I actually have quite a few vases from my ceramics endeavors, more will probably show up here. They have quite a range that make go all the way to close to chocolate pudding, which could look great with some orange and yellow flowers.;-) At least I have lots of evergreen shrubbery for fillers.

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  15. Thanks, Lea, I'm enjoying looking at Fourth of July, it is holding up well.

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  16. Dearest Hannah; Wow, flower arrangement with your hand made vase and flowers from your garden♡♡♡ My late mother almost never miss decorating flowers in her varieties of vases and put the arrangement in front of "tuitate, 衝立" in Japanese, hallstand maybe, which sits inside of the front door :-) Your Beautiful arrangement reminds me of her hobby and half in tears(^^;) She had a tiny garden but I presume needed some amount of money for that p:-) Have a lovely coming weekend, Dear friend♪
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  17. Thanks, Miyako, I'm glad you liked my arrangement and vase. I enjoyed seeing you sea of sunflowers, I grew some this year and hope to grow more next year to make more bird food.

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  18. The flowers are gorgeous, and I LOVE the ceramics vase! Check out my "Blue Lotus Tile" blog some time...I used to make tiles and other ceramics and I was selling them and had an active blog about it all back then, but that's been years ago. I leave the blog on my list so anyone can see what I used to do...plus I like visiting it sometimes, myself. :-)

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  19. Thanks, Marie, I looked at your tiles, I like the natural colors and the bird tiles. I glazed tiles for one of my windowsills, and part of my kitchen backsplash. I don't do much ceramics anymore, sometimes I fire stuff for my grandkids, and one year I made spoon rests for Christmas presents.

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