In a Vase on Monday: 1/26/2015

Once again it’s time to select flowers from my garden to display In a Vase on Monday, hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. As I have noted all too frequently recently, the pickings in my garden are slim. Simplicity will be the theme for the day. Nevertheless, several pansies have recovered from the recent cold, and my Arranger paired them in a simple arrangement with parsley foliage and a few sprigs of Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’ in a small cobalt blue bowl.


Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others are including in their vases this week.

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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20 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: 1/26/2015

  1. Sweet, a lovely Monday AM presentation.


  2. johnvic8 says:

    Thank you, Stepheny. It is a challenge right now to find enough in the garden to meet my commitment to this meme. It’s fun, though, and I have a great helper.


  3. What a beautiful breath of spring 😉 Best wishes- WG


  4. Cathy says:

    Congratulations to your arranger once again John! The pansies are a lovely hint of spring. 🙂


  5. I love big floppy pansies. Are they perennial where you are?


  6. johnvic8 says:

    I think the right answer is yes, Jason. All my pansies (and violas) live outdoors in pots. The blossoms may be damaged by frost but we have never lost the plants. We have experienced a few nights of single digit temps this year, and the pansies are fine…seem to be full of new buds.

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  7. Chloris says:

    Well that is original, I never thought of using parsley as a foliage plant in an arrangement. And why not? It It is so lovely and fresh and green. The pansies are so pretty.


  8. John what a delight to see these pansies one of my all time favorite flowers…..loved the parsley.


  9. Annette says:

    What a cute idea to include parsley, John, I shall think of that! Love the pansies…there’s something very flamboyant about yours.


  10. Cathy Testa says:

    Love the parsley accent – so lucky you are to have life outside right now! I’ll have to browse my pics from the summer to cheer me up and visit your page often!! THANKS for sharing, Cathy T


  11. Cathy says:

    The parsley is an inspiration. What a lot can be done with so little in flower!


  12. Cathy says:

    Sorry John – I seem to have overlooked your vase. My apologies! Like everyone else I feel the inclusion of parsley is inspirational. Thanks for always joining in, despite the ‘slimness’ of your pickings, although in a way don’t you think that focuses the mind when there isn’t as much to choose from?


  13. johnvic8 says:

    Thanks, Cathy. It looks slim pickings may be in the cards for a few more weeks, but there are buds about. They are coming !!!!


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