In a Vase on Monday: A Candy Tuft Surprise

When I took a walk in the garden on this cold Monday morning, I was surprised to discover that our candy tuft (Iberis sempervirens) is starting to bloom. That seems a bit early to me, but I will take all I can get at this time of year. How perfect that candy tuft would be available to go In a Vase on Monday. It makes a sweet contrast to the pansies.


The silver tray and cup were gifts to my Arranger on the occasion of her christening.

Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others are sharing from the gardens 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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19 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: A Candy Tuft Surprise

  1. Christina says:

    Very dainty; it does seem very early.

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  2. Cathy says:

    A sweet contrast indeed – and how lovely to have a surprise in the depth of winter. Congratulations on 3 years of blogging John – doesn’t it go quickly?


  3. Pretty! Looks like a warm week ahead…who knows what surprises Mother Nature might spring on us next:^)

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  4. Kris P says:

    It’s a sweet arrangement.


  5. What a beautiful purple that is!


  6. Cathy says:

    Very pretty. And so very early too.


  7. Eliza Waters says:

    Delightful color – looks like spring is upon you!


  8. Elizabeth says:

    Love those surprises! Lovely arrangement!


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