In a Vase on Monday: Just Floating Along

Today is Monday; they said it would rain…and it is, so I jumped ahead yesterday to grab what few flowers are available from my garden to include In a Vase on Monday. Because all of these are rather small, it seemed appropriate to float them in a shallow dish.

The only blossoms available for this week’s vase are a few surviving camellias from ‘Our Linda’ and ‘Debutante.’ I filled in around them with undamaged Encore azaleas, violas, and the purple calibrachoa.

The “vase” is a shallow Waterford crystal condiment dish.

Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others who are following here meme will be offering for us to enjoy 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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30 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Just Floating Along

  1. Noelle says:

    What a delightful late season collection of flowers…


  2. Cathy says:

    Lovely dish, John! I also enjoyed your nice contribution to the ‘Transition’ photo challenge. How heart-warming to see so many family around to ‘transition’ your traditions further into the 21st century …


  3. My grandmother used to float her Camellias like that, thanks for inspiring a good memory.

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  4. Cathy says:

    Oh that is absolutely delightful, John – thanks to you and the arranger for sharing it


  5. Julie says:

    I always love floating flowers – particularly when the collection includes camellias!


  6. pbmgarden says:

    Beautiful presentation.


  7. homeslip says:

    I love the idea of floating beautiful flowers in a beautiful crystal dish. Thanks for the inspiration John.


  8. How beautiful! The color combination is stunning 🙂


  9. Oh John the flowers are stunning in the bowl!


  10. bittster says:

    What a nice arrangement for so late in the year, and smart to float them!


  11. Kris P says:

    Another beautiful composition!

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  12. Eliza Waters says:

    Oh, this is stunningly beautiful. How brilliant of you!


  13. What a warm and lovely combination of colors, John! You have quite a lot still in bloom it seems. Aren’t the Camellias just the most wonderful gift this time of year? What an interesting dish for floating flowers. I love what you and your arranger have done here ❤ ❤ ❤


  14. Cathy Testa says:

    Absolutely adore the photo of the floating flowers – could be the cover of a card or printed and framed – definite eye candy the moment I spotted it! Cathy T


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