In a Vase on Monday: Simplicity

Taking my Monday Walk in the Garden I found that the variegated liriope is starting to bloom. I also spied a single dwarf gardenia, perhaps the last of the season. What better to make a simple vase this day.


The duck just happened to be swimming by.

Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, the host of this meme, to see what lovely vases are being filled by her readers’ gardens.

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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21 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Simplicity

  1. Laura says:

    Nice post! Following her! Thanks for sharing!


  2. I take it that duck lays golden eggs?


  3. Christina says:

    simple is often a good choice.


  4. I have been in Florida too long, I looked at the purple and thought ‘oh, Bromeliads!’ then realized it was Liriope! Pretty, whatever it is.


  5. Simple is often best. I went simple too this week. Nice to get back to basics once in a while, isn’t it. And let the flowers do all the work!


  6. pbmgarden says:

    What a treat to still have gardenias. The liriope looks nice John. The flowers on mine look decent for the first time in a few years.


  7. You are an artist! Superb clicks 👍


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