In a Vase on Monday: New Blooms

I recently planted three new clumps of Phlox paniculata ‘David’ to replace some that had deteriorated over the summer. They have started to bloom and my Arranger and I thought they would make a pleasant offering for In a Vase on Monday and hold up well in the house this week.


Added to the phlox are a yellow anuual ‘Samantha’ lantana and variegated liriope. The small vase contains the same lantana and some purple barberry foliage. The cobalt blue vases are part of a small collection; we very much like these vases which have been seen frequently in this Monday series.

I am including some closeups of the arrangement using WordPress’s new MESH software to present the photographs in gallery format. (Please click on the left or right arrows to move through the gallery.) I’m still learning how to use the new capability and would certainly appreciate any feedback.

Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others are gleaning from their gardens 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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19 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: New Blooms

  1. Klarinet says:

    Lantata has a nice fragrance:)

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  2. Christina says:

    Beautiful. The blue of the cases is one of my favorite colours for a vase.


  3. pbmgarden says:

    I’m envious of your white phlox. I’ve tried to grow ‘David’ so many times but it never takes hold for me. The barberry foliage is really a nice color and is quite delicate. The mesh slideshow is easy to view.


  4. Cathy says:

    That is such a beautiful phlox, John – my phlox (not this variety) are just beginning to bulk up but the heads are never as full of colour as these are. They are especially beautiful in your blue vases. Thank you to both for sharing today


  5. Julie says:

    I grow ‘David’ too John but it is almost over now – it is lovely to see your fresh flowers. I like the gallery – a good way to include more detail without making the post overly long.


  6. Kris P says:

    The vases are lovely, John. Your arranger comes through again. The miniature vase provides a wonderful echo of the larger vase.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. I always look forward to your vases. Beautiful arrangements.

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  8. johnvic8 says:

    Thanks, WD. We appreciate your comments.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Anna Barratt says:

    This almost bring tears to my eyes for missing you and your garden’s tranquility so acutely.


  10. ‘David’ is one of my favorite Phlox varieties, though I don’t grow it in the garden anymore. Goes beautifully with the Lantana.


  11. Your flowers look so fresh and lovely! Love your Lantana and how everything works together to well. I have been battling with WP to create slideshows tonight and repeatedly loosing photos. I must be overloading their system 😉 I’m glad ‘mesh’ is working for you. Best wishes, WG


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