In a Vase on Monday: Sweet and Simple

It’s Monday and again it is now a time to collect something from the garden and display it in a vase to brighten our home. This week we offer a simple grouping of pink Knockout roses. What could be sweeter than a few lovely roses in an heirloom silver bud vase?


The vase has been handed down across generations in my Arranger’s family.

We give thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting this meme. Please visit her to see what she and others are gathering from the 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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14 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Sweet and Simple

  1. Cathy says:

    Are they really called ‘Knockout’? What a good name for a lovely rose and what a stylish arrangement the arranger has used them in, the rose on the table making a nice touch too. Thanks for sharing


    • johnvic8 says:

      There is a series of roses with the name “Knockout.” They are shrub roses…pinks, reds, yellow and white. They say you don’t need to deadhead them, but I do (guess you would say I like them tidy). I prune them in late winter just as I would a hybrid tea. They are widely planted here…even alongside roads and highways…and they seem to thrive on neglect.


  2. Christina says:

    Lovely to see roses at this time of year.


  3. Noelle says:

    That rose and its beautiful foliage are just perfect without anything getting in the way. I get that calm feeling, without being dull.


  4. The only thing I can think of sweeter than this arrangement is the arranger.


  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Lovely silver vase, simply elegant! It harkens back to a more genteel time when folks took time to appreciate quiet beauty.


  6. Kris P says:

    The simple roses are the perfect complement to that beautiful vase.


  7. pbmgarden says:

    Beautiful. Simplicity is admirable.


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