In a Vase on Monday: A Sad Morning for Pansies

Well, it’s Monday morning, cold and dreary, and my Carolina Panthers football team lost the Super Bowl last night. Congratulations for a game well played by the Denver Broncos. Monday is also time for In a Vase on Monday, so it’s back to more important things. This week I am once again limited to pansies for my vase.


The blue and white item at left is a Japanese Obento–a Japanese ceramic version of a three tiered lunch box. The pansies are in a Waterford crystal vase on a silver tray given to my Arranger to mark her Christening. The Panther’s helmet is included…just for the memories.

Please visit Cathy, the host of In a Vase on Monday, at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others 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 a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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10 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: A Sad Morning for Pansies

  1. Christina says:

    The Japanese Obento is beautiful, you and your arranger have many beautiful pieces of ceramics which mean that even with ‘only’ (your words not mine) pansies the whole arrangement is charming.

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  2. It was nice to see Peyton Manning go out on a high note. Sweet pansies.


  3. John, I know there is some bitchin foliage in your fabulous garden and Peyton Manning will be fine.

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  4. Cathy says:

    I’m sure your pansies were oblivious to the poor game results. They look quite happy in that gorgeous vase!


  5. Such a beautiful vase,John. Love your cheerful pansies. 🙂 Sylvia


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