In a Vase on Monday: Leap Day

Today is our four year Leap Day and it’s on a Monday, so it is time for In a Vase on Monday, hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.


The larger vase spotlights unidentified hellebores, including the first yellow one to bloom this year. The supporting elements are candytuft (Iberis sempervirens), spring starflowers (Ipheion uniflorum) ‘Wisley Blue, a few purple pansies, and a Waterford heart to mark the day.

The smaller vase contains the first open bud from Camellia japonica ‘Governor Mouton,’ slightly frost damaged around the edges but a most welcome sight, with a few purple violas.


The spring starflower blooms are the first up this year. There are dozens more coming.

Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see her vase on the Leap Day.

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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21 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Leap Day

  1. Anna B says:

    Oh my! This is an absolutely stunning display of garden beauty.


  2. John these are fabulous…what a wonderful sight….hellebores and pansies! Can’t wait for mine to finally start blooming. We actually may have an early spring this year! Fingers crossed!


  3. Cathy says:

    I am looking forward to seeing all your different camellias in Monday vases, John – they are always so beautiful. I just love the plethora of petals. And your hellebores look so perky in that clear glass vase. Thanks for sharing

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  4. Julie says:

    A lovely choice of flowers John – the hellebores look so at home with the pansies.


  5. Lovely! So unusual to see such blue flowers – it isn’t common in our part of the world.


  6. Cathy says:

    Very pretty – I especially love the freckly pale pink hellebore. 🙂


  7. pbmgarden says:

    Gorgeous collection John. I love the blues.


  8. litadoolan says:

    Beautiful blooms I have popped it onto my Pinterest Garden board for others to enjoy.


  9. Noelle says:

    Like you arrangements and lovely flowers…those blues are really bluetiful!


  10. Bec says:

    These are lovely vases – really like the hellebores (didn’t realise you could get yellow one) I’ve got a pink and white one (been in a vase few weeks ago) love the colour of your camellia – ours are about to flower – which will make me v happy 🙂


  11. Amy says:

    Starflower blooms are so beautiful!


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