In a Vase on Monday: The Return of a Favorite

My Arranger and I are delighted with the return of the hydrangeas to bloom here on the first day of June…and on a Monday no less. How appropriate to select some of the new blooms on ‘Endless Summer’ hydrangea to fill this week’s Vase.


My Arranger says, “Nothing says summer like hydrangeas in a silver 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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21 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: The Return of a Favorite

  1. I couldn’t agree more and wish we had more here but they are iffy with our weather many times not blooming at all. Love the blues which will not grow here due to our clay soil….if I get any they are pink!


    • johnvic8 says:

      We put magnesium sulfate on the macrophylla hydrangeas to change them to blue, as we have clay in abundance. It’s interesting that we often will have blue to pink on the same plant.


  2. Cathy says:

    And she’s absolutely right! Even someone who isn’t mad about them can delight in those gorgeous flowers you’ve photographed. Maybe you have a convert?


  3. Kris P says:

    So pretty! I wish I could grow them.


  4. Cathy says:

    Once again your arranger has chosen a perfect vase for the flowers. Love the Hydrangeas, even more so in combination with silver. Really lovely!


  5. pbmgarden says:

    These are just lovely. Sigh.


  6. Julie says:

    Hydrangeas and silver – can it get any better? My hydrangeas will not flower for at least another month so I tend to think of them as belonging to late summer, but with your warmer climate I can see why they spell summer to you.


  7. What a classical arrangement…I love it! You have inspired me to try and buy a silver bowl for my hydrangeas.


  8. You and your Arranger have outdone yourselves with this elegant arrangement today , John. Happy June ! Our Hydrangeas are a few days behind yours, but they show promise . It is lovely to see yours so full and happy . The rain makes such a difference . Cheers ! WG


  9. Cathy says:

    The variation in colour from the same variety makes for a beautiful vase – thanks for arranging and sharing, both of you!


  10. Christina says:

    In a silver bowl the hydrangeas are positively opulent! Lovely, I am thinking of trying one in a large pot on the terrace where they would have some shade. Do you grow yours in sun or shade John? .


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