In a Vase on Monday: A Wedding Treat

I hope all will forgive me for cheating just a little in this week’s offering for In a Vase on Monday.  I will not be displaying anything from my garden this week. This past Saturday my Arranger and I were privileged to attend the wedding of the granddaughter of our dear friend Stepheny Houghtlin in Rocky Mount, NC. We contributed a number of our blue-white containers to the event which held the flower arrangements on the tables at the reception. We not only brought home our containers but one of the beautiful and bountiful arrangements as well. Let me share two views of it with you.


A central theme of the arrangement are the touches of our native golden rod, which is now blooming everywhere in all its fall glory. Miles and miles of golden rod were seen along our journey.


Several of the lilies were chosen by my Arranger to include in a small display of their own.


Please click on In a Vase on Monday to visit the delightful postings of Cathy, the originator of this meme, at Rambling in the Garden. Her weekly challenge gives us the opportunity to share what is in bloom in our garden. I would also invite you to visit Stepheny Houghtlin to enjoy her postings on gardening and writing.

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 Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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19 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: A Wedding Treat

  1. Must have been a beautiful wedding. And a great weekend too!


  2. Julie says:

    Beautiful, I love the blue and white pots and how lovely to include Golden rod, its looks wonderful.


  3. Cathy says:

    What bountiful display John – and if this was just one of many…! Thanks for sharing – must have been a lovely wedding.


  4. Reblogged this on Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin and commented:
    Sharing friend, John Viccellio’s, In a Vase on Monday blog post for reasons you will understand when you read it. A blessed weekend celebration of a marriage.


  5. John what a stunning arrangement and how lovely you could contribute the container which is perfect. Our goldenrod is mostly gone now up north so it was lovely to see it just blooming for you.


  6. johnvic8 says:

    Thanks, Donna. There is hardly a place along our highways/roads that you cannot see golden rod. It really is lovely here at this time of year.


  7. pbmgarden says:

    Scrumptious assemblage of flowers. Wedding must have been quite a treat.


  8. Elizabeth says:

    Such a beautiful arrangement John. I particularly like the addition of the golden rod … it makes me sneeze but that doesn’t stop me loving it. And the Arranger’s small display of lilies is lovely in the slender vase.


  9. Noell Schepp says:

    The prettiest arrangement of the year! Your arranger is mighty special! Your garden is marvelous.


  10. That must have been a spectacular wedding, the flowers alone would have made everybody smile. The lilies are particularly beautiful, such a shame about lily beetle, they are the reason I don’t grow any myself.


  11. johnvic8 says:

    Thanks, Janet. Flowers and weddings go together so well. What a grand tradition.


  12. I love those yellow lilies.


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