In a Vase on Monday: Cool

A cool Labor Day (lazy day) morning to search out a bit of color for a vase this Monday. I am glad to feel the first touches of autumn and happy to see a host of Encore azaleas coming into bloom. Variegated liriope is also making a splash throughout the garden, and new buds are beginning to appear on the Endless Summer hydrangea. I know. It sounds like I should be talking about spring, but there you are.

A few sprigs of Sunshine ligustrum complete the picture.

Let me invite you to visit Cathy at  Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others are sharing with 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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9 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Cool

  1. Cathy says:

    A lovely combination. I always love seeing your Hydrangeas!

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  2. Noelle says:

    Azaleas and hydrangeas… something completely new to me…love the green and pink together.

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  3. Cathy says:

    The hydrangea looks almost unreal John, and almost waxy; it makes a great combination with the azaleas, whch as Noelle implies seems an unlikely seasonal pairing or would be in the UK

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  4. pbmgarden says:

    Hard to believe we’re looking toward fall. Wonderful you will have beautiful flowers like these for a while longer.

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