In a Vase on Monday: Something New

New flowers are showing themselves in my garden this Monday. It seems only appropriate then to share them In a Vase on Monday, the wonderful idea hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.

This week marked the opening of Tete-a-tete daffodils and Veronica peducularis ‘Georgia Blue,’ and these small, delicate flowers are paired in a small vase. They are backed by boxwood and arborvitae greenery.


img_2253The ‘Georgia Blue’ veronica is a creeping variety which spreads nicely (and politely), and it blooms early with this lovely pale lavender color. It makes a very nice evergreen ground cover at the edge of a border.

Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others are sharing from their gardens this Monday.

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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27 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Something New

  1. Pretty! My Georgia Blue is just starting to bloom too.

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    • johnvic8 says:

      Do you also grow ‘Waterperry’ creeping veronica? I don’t find it readily in local garden centers but I like it. It has a lighter color, otherwise they look the same in the garden.


  2. Christina says:

    Lovely to be enjoying Narcissus arleady; I just noticed the first shoots of some of mine coming through but it will be a while before they flower.

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  3. Your tete a tete flower earlier than mine do John, not surprisingly. They look so uplifting with the veronica – I need to investigate it.


  4. anne leueen says:

    how lucky to have these early in the spring.


  5. Cathy says:

    Very nice John! I love yellow and blue together and it looks like spring is coming your way! 🙂


  6. Thank you for introducing me to a new plant; blue is my favourite colour in the garden and there isn’t much of it around in winter and early spring. I suspect this would more likely bloom in March here in the UK if it’s flowering at the same time as Narcissus, but I do think I will have to get some.


  7. Cathy says:

    Oh how wonderful to see your spring flowers appearing – and your well behaved veronica is a very ladylike partner for the Tete a Tete. Thanks for sharing


  8. Classic color scheme and container, well done.


  9. A gorgeous little veronica, and how well it goes with your Tete-á-Tete. Simple and effective!

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    • johnvic8 says:

      I “discovered” the veronica when we moved to North Carolina some twenty years ago. I have been growing it ever since and it continues to brighten the approaching spring.


  10. Love that pop of yellow! Rain here all week so that would brighten my day!


  11. Delightful colors and beautiful pictures!


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