In a Vase on…erm, Tuesday: Something Different

If Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, the host of this meme, can share a vase on Sunday, then it only seems fair that I can share mine on Tuesday. Fair is fair.

I thought I might try something quite different this week, encouraged by the tiny blooms of trailing veronica in my garden.

I started with a bonsai tray. Then I added an interesting stone. I purchased both of them when I studied bonsai in Japan lo those many years ago.

And then I filled a few tiny crevices with water and put in the veronica. The darker one is ‘Georgia Blue’ and the lighter is ‘Waterperry,’ both of which are favorites.

Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others have in vases this week. Join in the congratulations to her for her 5th anniversary post.

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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16 Responses to In a Vase on…erm, Tuesday: Something Different

  1. Cathy says:

    I don’t think anyone minds what day it is really – such an unusual arrangement John. The flowers really stand out on the dark rock. 🙂

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  2. Beautiful on any day, I think.

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  3. Cathy says:

    Yes, perfectly fair John! And you have given The Arranger day off, I guess, if this is one of your own arrangements…and a most intriguing one at that… I was trying to work out the scale – what size is the tray? Does this style of arrangement have a name? I am fascinated bu its simplicity and grateful that you shared it with us

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  4. thinkinkadia says:

    That’s very pretty! I’m going to use a similar non-Japanese tray and some driftwood I have. Maybe it’ll work, though it will not be as elegant as yours.

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  5. karen says:

    Thank goodness, no one minds what day it is posted. I am often late, or early due to work commitments, and family, and the weather and….. I love the dark background, it really sets off the blue. I’m going searching in my garden for those flowers as I’m sure I’ve got them somewhere.

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  6. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    So creative. I love it.

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  7. junkytravel says:

    My sister loves gardening and she was in awe when I made her see your creative idea. The contrast between the stone and the flowers is spectacular. Thanks for sharing the post.

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