In a Vase on Monday: Valentine Remembrance

I try to remember special events during the year by giving my Arranger a dozen yellow roses…birthdays, anniversaries, and of course Valentine’s Day. We greet each other on those occasions with an appropriate card and small gift. This year was no different; I was able to find a nice bouquet of yellow roses to go with the box of chocolates (heart shaped, of course), and she gave me one of my favorites: Reese’s minis. I think we understand each other pretty well.


The roses didn’t come from my garden to fit in with the suggestions of Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, but I think she will understand. Please visit her to see what others are putting in their vases this day.

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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19 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Valentine Remembrance

  1. There is nothing better than a vase full of roses, any color!


  2. Cathy says:

    Very nice John. Roses are lovely at any time of year.


  3. Cathy says:

    Far be it from me to suggest a vase on Monday should come between you and the Arranger, John! It’s good to show you care…


  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Lovely! Bet that made your Arranger very happy!


  5. What a great Valentine you are.


  6. Chloris says:

    Nice roses. I got a load of manure which is great but not quite so romantic.


  7. pbmgarden says:

    Well done John. The roses are beautiful. Your arranger did well herself with the candy!


  8. Julie says:

    What beautiful roses John – it is nice to know that you and the Arranger like to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I think I am with you on the chocolates – we always look forward to those on a visit to the States!


  9. johnvic8 says:

    Thank you, Julie. Come to the states often and enjoy the chocolates. You will be most welcome.


  10. So pretty and bright! It is wonderful to know exactly how to make a loved one happy. Flowers and chocolate make V’day a favorite holiday to get one through the last stretch of winter 😉


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