In a Vase on Monday: Early January

Well, it’s Monday, time for another Vase. The rain and cold temperatures of the past week have left me with little options for this week’s vase. However, there is a bit of color in the garden today that will bear sharing.


My Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens) is awash in blooms, despite the rain and cold. It is unseasonably early, yes, but most welcome to be available to be featured in today’s vase. I added some violas and pansies, some of the very few that are not weatherbeaten right now, and the ever lovely Autumn fern (Dryopteris erythrosora).


It is a simple arrangement in a flowered china vase from Germany. My Arranger added the brass duck as a bit of whimsy.


Sometimes I do, indeed, know what it feels like to be a “duck out of water.”

Let me invite you to visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others participating in this meme are sharing 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 Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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12 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Early January

  1. FlowerAlley says:

    Cute duck. My candy tuft is blooming, too.


  2. How wonderful to have some early blooms….love the candy tuft and oh those pansies!


  3. pbmgarden says:

    John, this is such a beautiful arrangement, simple yet strong. Candytuft is highly valued in my garden.


  4. Love those crisp white flowers. Really make me feel like Spring is on the way. The only thing blooming here is snow but I did manage to pull something together.


  5. Cathy says:

    Lovely blue pansies there John – I like them better without a ‘blotch’, like these. Great contrast with the candytuft


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