In a Vase on Monday: Today’s Special Garden Colors

In putting together today’s contribution to In a Vase on Monday I was faced with too many choices. There are wonderful things happening in my garden, the most striking of which are the opening crape myrtles (Lagerstroemia cvv) and the continuing flowering of the chaste trees (Vitex agnus-castus). This arrangement is built around three crape myrtles and two different coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea cvv).


Included in the arrangement are (from left to right) crape myrtles ‘Osage,’ ‘Tuscarora,’ and an unidentified watermelon colored one. Three newly blooming stalks of Pennisetum setaceum Purple Fountain Grass ‘Rubrum’ fill in the background. The purple flowers are Vitex agnus-castus ‘Shoal Creek.’ The lacy flowers above the coneflowers are from Heuchera dolce ‘Beaujolais.’

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In front are coneflowers ‘Magnus’ and ‘White Swan.’ Adding more pink and white are sprigs of Weigela florida ‘Bokrasopea’ (Sonic Bloom Pearl), a newly found reblooming weigela.


The vase is a silver water pitcher, a treasured wedding gift lo those many moons ago. Once again I am grateful for my wife for her assistance in putting the arrangement together.

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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3 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Today’s Special Garden Colors

  1. Christina says:

    Love the hot colours in your vase this week John.


  2. A lovely, exuberant arrangement that would look right at home in my house. Thank you.


  3. Elizabeth says:

    Love this arrangement! The weigela really caught my eye – gorgeous color.


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