In a Vase on Monday: Anthony Waterer

I have seven ‘Anthony Waterer’ spirea plants throughout my garden. They are in full bloom now, and it seems appropriate to make them the star of this week’s In a Vase on Monday, hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.


One of the reasons I like ‘Anthony Waterer’ is that it will give me a full rebloom if I deadhead it. Several years it has even produced a partial third rebloom if we have a late frost. Butterflies and bees seem to love it as well.

IMG_0873My Arranger suggested we add the little lamb to make sure the readers appreciate her kitchen credo.


Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to 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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15 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Anthony Waterer

  1. John what a fabulous spirea and it reblooms too. The spirea flowers make a perfect vase.

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  2. Helen Bushe says:

    I don’t know much about as my partner does it so beautifully, but I love reading your posts and seeing your pictures. Your enthusiasm really comes across.


  3. Cathy says:

    Oh, lovely, John – are the blooms as dark as your vase suggests, or is it the true colour we see on the bush?


  4. pbmgarden says:

    The spirea looks lovely as a cut flower.


  5. Cathy says:

    It really is the deepest colour – better than any ‘Anthony Waterer’ I’ve ever seen. Either your soil or your green fingers! And looking stunning in your kitchen. I am knee deep in dishes this morning after a dinner party last night, so I totally agree with the Arranger’s philosophy …


  6. Cathy says:

    This is a revelation John – I have never even thought of cutting Spirea for a vase. I wonder if mine might also reflower… I have no idea what sort they are as they were here when we came. Yours are such a lovely deep pink, and the setting for the photo is ideal to show them off to full effect!


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