In a Vase on Monday: Recent Arrivals

I am happy to share some of the first spring blossoms from our Encore azaleas and the sweet bluebells, both of which have opened in the past week.

My Arranger selected the silver cup given to her at her baptism to hold this Monday’s flowers and placed it next to a Japanese obento and an incense container. A bit of candytuft was added for contrast.

Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she is 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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29 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Recent Arrivals

  1. Your arranger, as always, has done a brilliant job! The azaleas remind me of time living in the Southeast – they were always so lovely. The additional blooms, ceramics and silver cup set them off beautifully!


  2. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Beautifully done! Happy spring and happy Monday!


  3. Cathy says:

    The silver cup sets these blooms off beautifully. Excuse my ignorance, but what was an obento used for?


  4. pbmgarden says:

    Can’t beat azaleas for spring color. The special cup makes a nice container.


  5. Cathy says:

    The Azalea goes beautifully with the Japanese accessories… I remember seeing them in all the temple gardens of Japan in May. 🙂


  6. Cathy says:

    Luscious azaleas John – and I’ve learnt a little more about Japan today!


  7. Love the Blue China, I am a Blue Willow connoisseur. Sweet Bluebells?


  8. Hello John,

    So enjoyed your sweet little arrangement for its colors and the fact that both of our arrangements this week have something in common, an incense burner.

    Bluebells are a particular favorite of mine, having grown up in England (now living in San Francisco). We used to gather bunches and bunches of them in the woods across the road from our house in Kent. Sweet memories!


  9. Wow, those are some huge Azalea flowers.

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  10. Beautiful flowers! I love all the colours and how beautifully the flowers have been arranged. Also, I am definitely keeping a lookout for a similar vase; yours is splendid!

    In fact, I was totally inspired by you (and your dedication to posting these every Monday!) and decided to do a post of my own (even though I’m not a gardening blogger). I’d be honoured if you checked it out. Thanks!


  11. bittster says:

    As always perfect flowers in beautiful combination. What a wonderful time of year.


  12. restlessjo says:

    That’s really beautiful, John. Wishing you a happy Springtime! 🙂


  13. Great photos, flowers, and arranging! I posted on some of the flowers blooming indoors at my house this week, too! Always nice to see the colors!


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