In a Vase on Monday: Returning

I have been away from In a Vase on Monday for far too long in the midst of fun vacation travels and dealing with some health issues. I am glad to be back, just in time to put on  funny glasses to view an eclipse. I do hope you won’t have to put on funny glasses to view our offering this week.

The pink phlox is a chance seedling that has grown nicely over the years, unlike any color of our other phloxes. Serendipity in the garden is always wonderful. It is augmented by several blooms of ‘Little Lime’ hydrangea, euphorbia ‘Stardust,’ and Pieris ‘Red Mill.’

I added the dwarf gardenia to the photo before moving it to my Arranger’s bed side table, where I know she will enjoy the fragrance.

I hope that Cathy at  Rambling in the Garden will forgive my absence from IAVOM. Please visit her site and see the lovely vases she and others are 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 has been 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 seven of his eight grandchildren.
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18 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Returning

  1. Dina says:

    What a beautiful vase, JOhn!

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  2. DailyMusings says:

    glad to see you back and what a lovely bouquet! Hope you are well

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  3. Cathy says:

    Lovely flowers John. Hope you and your arranger are both well.

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  4. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Beautiful! Hope you’re both doing well.

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  5. Roda says:

    What a beautiful display!

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  6. Christina says:

    Great to have you back. I hope you enjoyed your vacation and that you and the arranger are both now well.

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  7. bittster says:

    Glad to hear you’re enjoying the summer but I hope for a speedy recovery so you can do the same this autumn.
    I lost the gardenia I had been nursing all winter indoors. It looked so promising but then had enough with all our rain and my poor choice in potting soil. I wish I could smell it, maybe next time!

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    • johnvic8 says:

      I spent several months with a gardenia cutting (gift from a friend) in my bathroom. It put out great roots and I planted it last fall. Was doing great until a late frost made it all brown. But I left it, and new growth came up and its doing well now. I’ll use a bit of protection next winter. Thanks.

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  8. Cathy says:

    Your absence was noted, John, and I am sorry to hear you have had health issues but hope that you are back to full strength now. I have takens cuttting from phlox but had never considered they might self seed although perhaps they wouldn’t in the UK. Yours makes a lovely accent with the soft greens

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  9. pbmgarden says:

    Welcome back John. Hoping you find good health in days ahead.

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