In a Vase on Monday: More Blue

Blue seems to be happening in my garden again, so we would like to share a simple arrangement of more blue this week for In a Vase on Monday, hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.

This is Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’ in a Wateford crystal vase.


IMG_0947The color of ‘Endless Summer’ is this lovely pale blue. My Arranger sprinkles a half cup of soil acidifier around each one in the spring to get that blue color; otherwise we might have a bit of pink, which I find equally as lovely.

Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others are sharing from the 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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22 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: More Blue

  1. Christina says:

    You can’t have too much blue.


  2. pbmgarden says:

    Gorgeous. Love that blue–thanks for the tip!


  3. Blue is such a refreshing color. Love the vase too.


  4. I wish my ‘Endless Summer’ bloomed blue but our clay is too alkaline, even if treated….and with all the late freezes all the hydrangea are regrowing from the base. If I get one flower I will be lucky. So I will swoon over your blue hydrangeas!


    • johnvic8 says:

      Thanks, Donna. That was the problem we had last winter…a couple of late frosts and ES never caught up. I think we only had one bloom. Thankfully this is a new year.


  5. Cathy says:

    We can never have enough blue! The vase (and arrangement, of course) are simply beautiful.

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Such a nice, soft blue. I love the vase and the mirror is the perfect touch.


  7. Cathy says:

    A lovely cool blue and a beautiful crystal vase. Very refreshing.


  8. That Hydrangea is a beautiful blue!


  9. Cathy says:

    That’s a great vase for a few heads of a big blowsy bloom like hydrangea – most effctive. Thanks to both you and the Arranger


  10. Kalpanaa says:

    That’s a gorgeous image – so refreshing.

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