In a Vase on Monday: A New Start

It’s time for In a Vase on Monday; I have found only a few things from the garden today to share with you. This is a special (to me) post as it represents the start of my third year of blogging. Wow! Where has the time gone?


This humble offering came close to taking every presentable flower in the garden. I see lots of hope for the future, but this week I am relying on the candytuft and some of the recovering pansies. My Arranger selected the Japanese incense containers and the mirror.

Two years of blogging have given me so much enjoyment: sharing what is happening in my garden, reporting on things I see around town, meeting other writers/photographers from around the world wide bloggosphere, and receiving so much encouragement from you, my readers. A special plus has been the invitations to participate in weekly or monthly posts on various topics. One of those memes is this In a Vase on Monday. Let me invite you to visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who is the originator of this weekly showing of garden plants. See what she and others are sharing 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: A New Start

  1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

    Lovely flowers, amazing vase and congratulations on your 2 years of blogging- wish you many more!


  2. pbmgarden says:

    Congratulations on your blogging anniversary. Your vase looks anything but humble. It’s lovely.


  3. Christina says:

    Congratulations John, it is always a pleasure to read what you have been doing in your garden and your thoughts about what you see. Your vase is lovely and I’m sure it is even more appreciated because it is all that you have for the moment.

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  4. Ally says:

    nice flower arrangement. the flowers are really fresh looking.


  5. lspeng1951 says:

    Keep up the sharing of excellent photographs and the blogging. Well appreciated by all of us.

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  6. Congratulations on your Blogoversary! Like the vase as well.


  7. Happy Anniversary John, and oh I love the simple choices in that elegant vase.


  8. Cathy says:

    Welldone for two years of blogging – I think most us can’t really anticipate in advance just how much joy there is to be had from blogging. Your pansies look lovely in this oriental vase and use of the mirror is inspired


  9. Cathy says:

    This is a lovely arrangement John, and befitting an anniversary celebration too. I really like all the different elements – not just the flowers. The mirror is such a good idea…. I would love to try that out some time too. Have a great third year of blogging!


  10. Elizabeth says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary! Always a delight to see your posts! They confirm my dream to one day live in NC!


  11. asterinablog says:

    What a beautiful combination of purple and yellow!!! Those are my personal favourites! Thanks for a colourful and positive post!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. writeintent1 says:

    Beautiful blog …congratulations on your blog anniversary. I love Pansies and i am also an organic gardening enthusiast. Happy to have found you in blogging land 🙂


  13. I like the reflection of the vase, too.

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  14. Kat says:

    Lovely flowers, and congrats on your blogging anniversary 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Raspberry says:

    Congrats on your blogging achievements!
    Wishing you a good year ahead and many happy returns. 🙂


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