In a Vase on Monday: Iris

I missed In a Vase on Monday last week (I do hope that Cathy at Rambling in the Garden will forgive me); busyness gets the best of me sometime. However, I will try to make up this week by sharing two vases, both of which feature irises in bloom now in the garden.

The irises are Iris sibirica ‘Caesar’s Brother’ and bearded iris ‘Clarence.’ The supporting cast include Salvia nemerosa ‘May Night’ and Virburnum plicata var tomentosa ‘Summer Snowflake.’

The second simple vase includes an encore with ‘Clarence’ and ‘Summer Snowflake.’

Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she is sharing this week. There are many beautiful vases out there, and we are grateful to Cathy for thinking of this grand idea.



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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25 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Iris

  1. claywatkins says:

    There is nothing like fresh flowers to brighten a home, especially flowers from one’s own gardens. Have a wonderful week.


  2. Cathy says:

    Delightful! The pretty viburnum is a lovely companion for those irises – I especially like Clarence. 🙂


  3. calmkate says:

    Just beautiful!

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  4. pbmgarden says:

    Oh those iris colors are gorgeous John. ‘Summer Snowflake’ is great addition.


  5. anne leueen says:

    Clarence is stunning! so delicate the shading of the color.


  6. Christina says:

    Firstly John, Congratulations on your 500th post, I’m sorry I didn’t have time to comment but life has been rather hectic in the last couple of weeks. Love your Irises which are beautifully arranged. My irises are also just beginning in the garden so across many miles we are enjoying the same things at the same time.


  7. I love the restrained choice of two hues in their varying tones. That deep purple iris is a stunner (and I am getting a sense that I have made similar comments on its loveliness in previous years!)

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  8. Cathy says:

    Clarence’s pure white really brings out the gorgeous shades of your irises, John – such a great contrast. Reblooming irises sound a good idea – which type do that?


  9. Cathy says:

    What a treat – lots of blues (that Iris sibirica is a truly luscious colour, isn’t it?). But in spite of the glory of the irises, the really pretty stalwart there was ‘Summer Snowflake’ – and it does this on and off during the summer?


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