In a Vase on Monday: Really in a Teapot

Here it is Monday again, so it’s time for In a Vase on Monday, sponsored by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Our Encore azaleas are starting to come into bloom, and My Arranger suggested we make that the centerpiece of this week’s offering. ‘White Swan’ coneflowers (Echinacea pupurea), dwarf French marigolds (Tagetes patula),  the foliage and new blooms of variegated liriope (Liriope muscari), and foliage of Cleyera japonica (Ternstroemia gymnathera) complete the arrangement.


The simple white teapot has been in the family for several generations.

Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others have selected from the flowers in their gardens and shared with us 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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22 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Really in a Teapot

  1. A very special vase indeed.

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  2. Cathy says:

    Oh what a lovely collection of blooms – and a surprisingly good combination! Thanks for sharing/arranging 🙂


  3. Kris P says:

    You and your arranger make perfect partners, John. It’s a pretty and cheerful arrangement.


  4. Julie says:

    A lovely combination of blooms John and I always love an arrangement in a tea pot!


  5. I love it, but then I love the arranger and her head gardener.


  6. pbmgarden says:

    This is one of my favorite vases. Everything fits perfectly and the special teapot is a treasure.


  7. bittster says:

    Nice. My favorite is the addition of the azalea blooms, they’re so saturated with color it’s like the flower off some tropical plant.


  8. What a simply lovely arrangement. I love how you’ve worked with scale to make your Azaleas seem as large as lilies. The liriope works so well to bridge the Azaleas with the marigolds. I agree with you that it is a very special and vibrant shade of pink in your Azaleas. Your Arranger never disappoints ❤


  9. Hannah says:

    The Azaleas are such an intense color, and the marigolds and Liriope complement them with more bright colors. The white teapot is the perfect counterpoint.


  10. Christina says:

    The angular shape of the teapot is perfect for these flowers which looks very bright and fresh, belying the fact that we are approaching autumn.


  11. Lovely, especially the combination of the marigolds and azaleas.


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