In a Vase on Monday: The Second Time Around

This week’s vase features two plants that are rebloomers. It is so special to have bearded iris in bloom in November, so I hope you will enjoy ‘Clarence.’ Adding support are the last of the second flush of blooms of chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus ‘Shoal Creek’).


The vase is our Kenzan Japanese flower container, one of my Arranger’s favorites.

Please join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what wonderful flowers she is sharing this week from her garden. Let me invite you to join in these weekly posts; just pluck something beautiful from your garden, set it one of your favorite vases, and share with us.



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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12 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: The Second Time Around

  1. You have certainly gotten your money’s worth with the vitex this year. Or, perhaps I should say effort…because of your pruning.


  2. johnvic8 says:

    This really has been a good year for the vitex. I committed ‘Vitex murder’ in late winter and they came back prolifically. I then deadheaded all I could reach after the first bloom (she won’t let me get very high on a ladder these days), and again the results have been spectacular. The bees have been very, very happy.


  3. pbmgarden says:

    Another lovely arrangement.


  4. Cathy says:

    A lovely iris – a real delight so late in the year!


  5. Cathy says:

    Oh, that is beautiful John – the Arranger has excelled in her arranging! Please give her special thanks from me 🙂


  6. Dynamic arrangement – irises in November! Yikes!


  7. Beautiful John – I had an blooming a coulé of weeks ago – the first time that had ever happened. Sadly it was raining and the flower had spoiled before I even realised it had bloomed – that is the English weather!


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