In a Vase on Monday: Farewell to 2014

Here is the final chapter for 2014 of In a Vase on Monday, a wonderful idea created by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Locally we have been enduring freezing early morning temperatures and a huge amount of rain. Nonetheless, I was able to find five blossoms on the ‘Debutante’ Camellia japonica that are presentable for this week’s offering.


My Arranger suggested one of her scarves would make a nice background for the arrangement, and I think she is spot-on in echoing the pink of the flowers with the scarf.

One of the joys of gardening in this area of North Carolina comes from the availability of camellias. They bring the opportunity to have color in the garden through the often gray days of winter.

Once again I want to thank my Arranger for her contributions to these weekly arrangements. All I do is grow ’em and pick ’em; she is the one that adds the artistic touch. I am also grateful to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her invitation to join in this weekly In a Vase on Monday. Please visit her site and share with many what is beautiful in  your garden this Monday.

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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10 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Farewell to 2014

  1. pbmgarden says:

    Your Debutante is a beautiful camellia and your arranger does fine work. It’s raining buckets here today (again).


  2. Cathy says:

    They are beautiful, and that scarf really does match perfectly! It’s snowing here today, and very cold, so your camellias are a welcome sight. 🙂


  3. Cathy says:

    Your Arranger has got such a precise ‘eye’ for detail, as the scarf is absolutely spot on to emphasise the beauty and colour of those camellias John – gorgeous and thank you both for sharing it with the rest of us.


  4. Kris P says:

    Your Camellias are well ahead of mine – so far, one one bud has opened on my one and only C. japonica. As always your arranger has a great eye – the addition of the scarf is a clever touch.


  5. johnvic8 says:

    Thank you, Kris. My camellia is in a protected spot at the edge of the woods. I think that is helping.


  6. John these are stunning especially the color against the scarf.


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