In a Vase on Monday: Happy Returns

It’s a gray, moist Monday here in our spot of North Carolina, but I was pleased to find Camellia japonica ‘Debutante’ full of buds, many of which are open and lovely. They have returned most happily after the freezing weather earlier in the month just in time to participate In a Vase on Monday.


The camellias are supported by a few sprigs of Autumn fern and two from our collection of haskioki. Hashioki, in Japanese dining, serve as a place on which to rest ones chopsticks.

Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Cathy hosts this weekly display of items from our gardens. See what she and others are sharing 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 a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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20 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Happy Returns

  1. An old favorite, Debutante!Thanks for sharing them.


  2. anne leueen says:

    I love the camellias. I may have commented on this before. I grew them in England but now in Ontario Canada the climate is not right for them. Thanks for posting this lovely group in a vase.


  3. I love camelias! My plant is cross bred, so it has red and pink. They are still in small buds. Probably because the plant is in a spot that doesn’t get too much sun in the winter. They bloom in late winter. Come to think of it, as soon as the rain storm is over, I’ll trim the hibiscus which is overshadowing the camellias! Thank you for sharing.


  4. Christina says:

    Such perfect blooms, they almost look unreal.


  5. Cathy says:

    Gorgeous flowers, and perfectly presented with the Japanese accessories! 🙂

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  6. pbmgarden says:

    Oh my. So lovely.


  7. Cathy says:

    Such beautiful blooms, John, and so perfect. The vase and ‘haskioki’ or so pretty too.Thanks for sharing


  8. susurrus says:

    Lovely. I haven’t often seen them used as cut flowers. How long will they last, do you know?


  9. kritrisha says:

    Beautiful and refreshing picture


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