In a Vase on Monday: Gardenias

Time for In a Vase on Monday, hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. As I sat on the porch this morning with a cup of coffee and the paper, I was washed over with the wonderful fragrance of Gardenia jasminoides ‘Radicans.’ Why not cut a few to put in a vase to share?


The silver cup was given to my Arranger on the occasion of her baptism, suitably engraved.

Please join Cathy to see what she and other following her invitation are sharing from their gardens this day.



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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24 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Gardenias

  1. Cathy says:

    Beautiful flowers, and how lovely to have such a vase to display them!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    I adore gardenias! I’m envious you have them in your yard. 🙂 I like the shot looking straight down at the marble table, it has old-fashioned grace.

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  3. pbmgarden says:

    That’s a special heirloom. Your gardenias are beautiful this year.


  4. That is indeed a special vase in receptacle and flower! Love the silver cup!


  5. Julie says:

    How I would love to be able to grow gardenias John!! They are a favourite flower of mine but I can only have an odd potted one indoors and these never seem to survive – enjoy your beautiful scented blooms with your morning coffee!


  6. Lindy Le Coq says:

    Just what I needed right now — thank you, and blessings.


  7. Cathy says:

    Such a pretty flower, and a fragrant addition to the gardens of those who can grow them – lovely!


  8. So pretty! I bet they smell gorgeous too.


  9. Cathy says:

    Oh goodness … I wish those of you on the other side of the ocean would stop displaying your gardenias so prominently! But seriously, what a lovely vase (all of it) – I can smell it from here!


  10. Amy says:

    Lovely flowers! I love the smells of the gardenias. 🙂


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