In a Vase on Monday: A Little of This and a Little of That

Another Monday has come around. We missed the eclipse of the moon last night, but for good reason. It’s been raining for three days and we have had over three inches of rain. It’s been the good kind of rain…light and steady…able to soak in. It was worth having my tennis match cancelled on Saturday. As we get into autumn, I see more things in the garden that need their fall trimming than I see flowers in bloom. Nonetheless, my Arranger recommended “a little of this and a little of that” to put in our Monday vase. I find it wise to follow her advice.


The color is provided by Encore azalea ‘Autumn Royalty’ and dahlias ‘Zirconia’ and ‘Kordessa.’ The pale blossoms of Hydrangea paniculata ‘Little Lime’ and foliage from Buxus sinica ‘Wintergreen’ and Pittisporum tobira ‘Mojo’ complete the arrangement.


Dahlias ‘Kordessa’ and ‘Zirconia’

The containers are from our “blue and white” collection.

Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others are offering 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 Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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13 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: A Little of This and a Little of That

  1. Oh, this is gorgeous. The flowers look somehow to be speaking, like they are on a stage or something like that – characters all.


  2. John I love the vase and plant materials especially the dahlias….the garden here needs rain and lots of cleaning up….hopefully we can get to it soon.


  3. Cathy says:

    That light pink Dahlia is stunning! Lovely arrangement as always. 🙂


  4. pbmgarden says:

    I like the use of the light greens to support the other flowers. That pink dahlia is lovely. Ironic that we should miss the eclipse because of rain, but I was grateful to see the rain too.


  5. bittster says:

    The little of this little of that has paid off, what a nice vase!
    We traded the rain for an excellent view of the eclipse, today I’m thinking the rain would have been nice too. Hopefully tomorrow we’ll get our share.


  6. Love the Dahlia Zirconia – that’s the dark one, right? I didn’t realize there were fall-blooming Azaleas.


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