In a Vase on Monday: The Governor has Arrived

The Governor has arrived!

There is happiness in our garden today.

Camellia japonica ‘Governor Mouton’ is blooming and will take the spotlight in this week’s vase. He is supported by candytuft and a bit of Cleyera foliage.


My Arranger selected the sugar bowl in the family tea set as the container of the week.

‘Governor Mouton’ blossoms open with a delightful soft pink hue and then mature to white, so we get the advantage of the contrast of both.


The host of this weekly display of flowers from our garden in a vase is Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Please visit her site to see what she and others are sharing with us 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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21 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: The Governor has Arrived

  1. FlowerAlley says:

    Perfect. Like pink sugar in a sugar bowl.


  2. Lim Soo Peng says:

    Beautiful floral arrangement.

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  3. Kris P says:

    A lovely arrangement, as always.


  4. That’s one of the nicest camellias I have seen. What beautiful blooms. I will remember the name and look out for it.


  5. Julie says:

    That is such a beautiful camellia John – I can see why you are celebrating. They are perfectly displayed in the silver sugar bowl. Enjoy your camellias this week!


  6. Prettiest governor I’ve ever seen.


  7. Cathy says:

    They are the most gorgeous camellias, aren’t they? Thanks for sharing

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  8. Cathy says:

    Congratulations to your arranger once again John, and to the gardener too of course! These are quite beautiful!


  9. Amy says:

    Truly beautiful! Camellia is so very special! 🙂


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