In a Vase on Monday: A Few of My Favorite Things

There are several passions that drive my everyday life, and I am combining two of them today in this week’s In a Vase on Monday…gardening and tennis.

The flowers are lavender asters, red zinnias, pink Encore azaleas, and white annual vinca that came from a windblown, chance seedling.

It’s not fancy, but it holds water and flowers. I guess that makes it a vase.

Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see her vase this week and all the others around the blogosphere who join her each 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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13 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: A Few of My Favorite Things

  1. Peach6972 says:

    Omg😍😍soo beautiful 😘😘lov ittt wow

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  2. lulu says:

    I have never thought of using my tennis ball cans for a vase so you’ve opened my eyes to a whole new idea.

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  3. anne leueen says:

    Nice vase! I always enjoy your Monday vase. Here I am putting the garden to bed for the winter. Sedum autumnalis and emperor still looking good but everything else is pretty much finished.

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  4. johnvic8 says:

    Thanks, Anne. We more weeks to go, so should have a bit of color hanging around for a while.

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  5. Cathy says:

    What fun! So original! 🙂

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  6. Christina says:

    Well done for combining two very different interests.

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  7. Cathy says:

    What a wonderful blend of shades – and those asters look SO pretty without having a contrasting centre. I am not a tennis player, John, but I do value the importance of exercise, so well done you for keeping on playing

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