We are just back from a delightful vacation in Northern Virginia, and I have had to rush to catch up with the garden in time to create our vase this week. I selected from among several yellow flowers blooming today and backed them up with lime and gold “greenery.”
The flowers are from three annual lantanas and Tickseed ‘Creme Brulee’ (Coreopsis verticillata). The supporting roles are played by ‘Golconda’ Leyland cypress (Cupressocyparis leylandi ‘Golconda’) and Berckman’s arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis berckmanii).
The vase is another of the blue and white pottery vases we obtained in Japan. Once again I am grateful to my wife for her arranging skill.
You may want to click on In a Vase on Monday to visit the delightful postings of Cathy, the originator of this meme.
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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Ah, yellow and blue, how beautiful.
I knew you would like the vase. Thanks.
Lovely! And my favorite colours too.
Thank you, Cynthia. Yellow is a long time favorite in our home.
Looks really fresh!
Thanks, Marian. Most of the color in my garden right now is coming from crape myrtles. These yellows do seem fresh, and they are holding up well inside.