In a Vase on Monday : 8/25/2014

“My arranger” has brought out all of her Ikebana training to help me put together flowers and foliage from our garden for this week’s offering for In a Vase on Monday.


The foliage is from an unnamed hosta, Deutzia gracilis ‘Chardonnay Pearls,’ and Aucuba japonica ‘Mr. Goldstrike.’ The flowers are Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Becky,’ Encore azalea ‘Autumn Moonlight,’ and lantana. The container is a 7″ Japanese Kenzan flower arranger.

The gold of the lantana echoes the center of the Becky daisies. The three white stones provide balance.

Let me recommend that you click on In a Vase on Monday to visit the delightful postings of Cathy, the originator of this meme. I do hope she will not be disappointed by this offering.

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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11 Responses to In a Vase on Monday : 8/25/2014

  1. johnvic8 says:

    “My Arranger” thanks you.


  2. Noell Schepp says:

    Love the arrangement!


  3. johnvic8 says:

    “My Arranger” is getting famous!


  4. pbmgarden says:

    Lovely elegance and simplicity. Your arranger knows what she’s doing.


  5. johnvic8 says:

    Thanks, Susie, “My Arranger” is going to get a big smile.


  6. This is one of my favorite arrangements so far. Beautiful. Tell your ‘arranger’ she is a trip!


  7. Cathy says:

    John – I have to apologise. For some reason I have not been alerted to the fact that you have been posting a vase on Monday although you have linked from your post. Perhaps you need to ensure you link to the specific vase post and not just the blog? And a comment on mine with a link to yours would bring more people to look at yours too. I must have missed lots of vases – so sorry! 😦


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