In a Vase on Monday: Menton Tulips

Many of my tulips are up and blooming now, so I thought it might be a good time to include a few In a Vase on Monday this week. These are ‘Menton.’


We added the Ajuga reptans ‘Mahogany’ and Iberis sempervirens candytuft for contrast.



‘Menton’ is one of several  tulip selections that I planted either in the garden or in pots last fall. I particularly like the pale pastel rose-pink-apricot color of this one. Foliage added to the arrangement are the green of cleyera (Ternstroemia gymnanthera) and gold of barberry (Berberis thunbergii ‘Aurea’).

The vase is Waterford crystal.



Let me invite you to visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see her contribution this week and that of others who accept her invitation to share what is flowering in 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 Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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28 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Menton Tulips

  1. Christina says:

    Gorgeous arrangement John and not just because I love tulips. I like how the tulips are centre stage and the other flowers accentuate them. I have Menton too and you’re right the colour graduations are beautiful.

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  2. This is really a beautiful vase mixing the tulips in with dark foliage and deep purple flowers.


  3. Cathy says:

    Definitely a beautiful tulip – and I had hoped to pick mine when they were still in bud, but the sun came out and temperatures went up and they opened out… Is the blue flower the ajuga? If so I have never seen as many blooms on one before – delightful! Thanks for sharing and to the Arranger for arranging


  4. pbmgarden says:

    John, this is a lovely arrangement. The color of the tulips is exquisite and the blues and white of the other flowers work well. Enjoy this wonderful spring weather.


  5. Kris P says:

    I love this color combination! In fact, it was the mix I envisioned when I first picked some peachy/apricot roses from my own garden this week but then I veered off in another direction.

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful vase and arrangement, John. Kudos to the Arranger!


  7. Susi Lovell says:

    Gorgeous. Just what I need to remind me it is spring even if it’s -10C here right now. The arrangement reminds me of those lovely Victorian flower prints. We have Menton tulips too – they are so elegant. Has to be a special order as they’re hard to get up here!


  8. Cathy says:

    A lovely tulip, and I like the addition of the pale green Barberry, which I know as Berberis. I do hope the arranger was wearing gloves! 😉


  9. Amy says:

    What a beautiful arrangement. Love the tulip, beautiful color! Thank you so much for sharing!


  10. dunelight says:

    Lovely! Well, we are on the back end of galanthus, chionodoxia and crocus. My super early Tetetete’s are up, I’ve forced buckets of forsythia but all my bulb forcing was thrown off by a 5 week stay in Florida (I wasn’t around to start them.), and now, finally, the early daffodils and hyacinths are up, not blooming yet, but up is good. Up is real good. We’ve had snow and the lows will be 29.


  11. bittster says:

    What an elegant arrangement, I would have never thought of cutting a few ajuga stalks, but they look great in there as well!


  12. Beautiful rich shade of apricot-pink on those tulips. The iberis complements really nicely.


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