In a Vase on Monday

It’s Monday and time for the weekly vase. Cathy at Rambling in the Garden invites us each week to gather flowers from our gardens and bring them in to fill a vase inside.


The first Encore azaleas and the annual ranunculus provide the main color in the arrangement. The supporting players are hellebores, muscari, candytuft, and Carolina jessamin. The greenery is from Berckmann’s arborvitae. The rabbit plays off the blue vase.


I walked in with a load of flowers and presented them to my Arranger as a challenge. You can be sure that I am pleased with her response.

Please visit Cathy and 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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25 Responses to In a Vase on Monday

  1. pbmgarden says:

    Beautiful flowers and wonderful arrangement. Azaleas are just starting to show up here too. Happy time of year.


  2. johnvic8 says:

    Thank you, Susie. You are so right about “happy.”


  3. Gorgeous….beautiful azaleas, I wish I could grow and ranunculus.


  4. Kris P says:

    Your arranger, as always, is a magician.


  5. Cathy says:

    The blue vase looks super with those pink ranunculus and azaleas – you say these ranunculus are annuals? The Arranger has done a great job 🙂


  6. Julie says:

    A lovely vase John – congratulations to both grower & arranger!


  7. Very pretty. I like the blue against all that bright color too.


  8. Very nice. Azaleas are one of those plants that really puts me in mind of the southeast part of the country.

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  9. dunelight says:

    Lovely. Your gardens are far ahead of ours up north. I have snowdrops and crocus. I’d like to try Hellebores next year.


  10. Cathy says:

    A lovely arrangement – especially the jessamine draped so elegantly over the edges.

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  11. bittster says:

    I also like the touch of the Carolina jasmine draping through. It’s a beautiful arrangement and the little bit of yellow falling off is perfect!


  12. restlessjo says:

    I’ve not come across this challenge before. It’s a nice idea 🙂


  13. dunelight says:

    This is lovely!

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  14. johnvic8 says:

    I appreciate your kind comment.


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