In a Vase on Monday: A Plate of Peony Petals

Today is Monday and time for In a Vase on Monday, hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. For this week’s offering I thought I might try something a bit different. My peonies continue to be delightful this year but are starting to slow down. While the flowers look droopy and are ready to fall on a number of them, it struck me that the color still remains in the petals, falling or not. So…I got a plate and filled it with peony petals.

It’s not really a vase, and they aren’t really full flowers, but I must admit I love the color.

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 Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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13 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: A Plate of Peony Petals

  1. A nice shift from tradition… and those colours are wonderful!

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  2. Lovely arrangement! So unexpected & stunning!

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  3. Cathy says:

    Lovely and imaginative – just what I’ve come to expect from you and the Arranger! (Did you then eat them?)

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  4. vronlacroix says:

    A lovely idea, preferable to letting them wither unloved on the branch.

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  5. Cathy says:

    That is such an intriguingly alternative idea, John – well done to you and the Arranger

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  6. Cathy says:

    That’s a very good idea John, which I may also try as it inevitably rains when my peonies open! I wonder if this dish of petals also smells good?

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  7. Janice says:

    A beautiful way of displaying and appreciating the petals.

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