In a Vase on Monday: Survivors

We have just returned from a warm Thanksgiving week with family in California. We discovered that we had a frost while we were gone, and most of the flowers in bloom in our garden were damaged beyond use for In a Vase this Monday. There were, fortunately, a few colorful survivors that have made it into a bowl this week.

I selected several ‘Our Linda’ and ‘Debutante’ camellias, Encore azaleas, a geranium, and even a ‘Clarence’ bearded iris to float in a bowl. Most of them were found in the interior of the plants or next to the warmer house. Those on the exterior were frost damaged.

Again I send thanks to Cathy for hosting this weekly meme. Please visit her at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others are sharing in their vases 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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12 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Survivors

  1. Cathy says:

    Lovely to find such pretty pastel colours even after a frost. 🙂

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  2. Cathy says:

    Oh what a pretty photo, John, and the pastel colours are so unusual at this time of year, generally speaking that is. Thanks for sharing – and being presentable too!

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  3. arlene says:

    This is a lovely way to set up a flower arrangement…nice!

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  4. pbmgarden says:

    Lovely, I’m amazed you still had azaleas. Beautiful dish as well as flowers.

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    California must have been a nice treat. Sorry about the frost, but you managed quite well. Lovely colors and seeing iris this late amazes me!

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