In a Vase on Monday: Second Chances

My enduring pink phlox and ‘Endless Summer’ hydrangeas are coming back with a second flush of blooms. It seems right to end August with these stalwarts for In a Vase on Monday.



The supporting cast includes sprigs of variegated liriope and the annual white vinca.

Let me suggest that you visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and other followers of her meme are offering this week for us to see.

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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19 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Second Chances

  1. pbmgarden says:

    Fresh and lovely. Some vinca volunteers in my garden and brightens up places where other plants are dying back.


  2. johnvic8 says:

    Thank you, Susie. I’ve been surprised that the annual vinca (mine all in pots) have done so well this summer, despite the heat. I’ll probably plant more next year.


  3. It has been a good year for hydrangeas here too.


  4. Cathy says:

    Oh that vinca adds a nice touch – not sure if I have seen a white one before. Thanks for sharing


  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Endless Summer really is a super hero in the garden. Lovely arrangement!


  6. Cathy says:

    The pinks and blues go so well together. Lovely to see the blue Hydrangea again!


  7. Fresh and full of energy. I love the blue vase too, a perfect supporting act.


  8. johnvic8 says:

    Thank you. My choices are limited right now.


  9. Beautiful ! Is that a cobalt blue vase ? The ‘arranger’ has done it again 😊


  10. bittster says:

    Look at that vinca in there! I would never had thought to add it to a vase and it looks great. Some years it’s happy here, others it just sulks. It does like a hot summer.


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