In a Vase on Monday: In My Garden Today

I walked around my garden this morning looking for blossoms I could include in this week’s vase. The big swatch of lavender color is coming from three chaste trees (Vitex agnus-castus cvv.), the hydrangeas are covered, and several hostas are in bloom. There are other perennials…tickseed, early garden phlox, and our first daylilies…that are beginning to make their presence felt in the garden, but the big three are the basic choices this week for the arrangement, once again put together with the able assistance of my wife.


We added a few sprigs of purple loropetalum foliage for contrast and the pink annual vinca for its soft color. I moved the table to our front porch to get natural light on the arrangement.

I couldn’t resist adding a second blue vase with fresh dwarf gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides ‘Radicans) blossoms. That fragrant vase will surely find its place next to my wife’s bed before the night.

You may want to click on In a Vase on Monday to visit the delightful postings of Cathy, the originator of this meme.

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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1 Response to In a Vase on Monday: In My Garden Today

  1. Christina says:

    I like the zing the pink brings to this otherwise very elegant arrangement; I am envious of the Gardenia.


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