In a Vase on Monday: Saved

The weather forecast for this morning suggested our first frost! I wasn’t happy about that, but I should not have been surprised; it’s the end of October already. So, when I heard the forecast, I ran out and clipped few blossoms for this week’s In a Vase on Monday a day early. I hope that’s not breaking the rules, but it seemed an honorable way to save a few blooms to share. These will certainly be familiar, but a vase needs what a vase can get.

Bearded iris ‘Sunny Disposition’ stands in the middle of hydrangea ‘Endless Summer.’

By the by, it didn’t reach freezing temps this morning;

Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see her vase and all the others around the gardening world 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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17 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Saved

  1. Christina says:

    no apologies fr repeats needed John A lovely sunny vase for the end of October

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  2. Pretty! Our temperature dropped to 33 F and we had a light frost.

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    • johnvic8 says:

      Thanks, Marian. So far, my little ecosystem has avoided frost. I expect to be in your area for Thanksgiving. Don’t know what my daughter has planned for me (there’s always a Daddy-daughter project), but perhaps I can contact you for a quickie visit.

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  3. johnvic8 says:

    there was some frost around, but it avoided my little ecosystem.

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  4. Kris P says:

    Simply gorgeous!

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  5. AlisonC says:

    These were worth saving, what wonderful colours. We did get a ground frost but as I didn’t home ’til it was dark I’ve yet to see if there was any damage.

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  6. No matter what you clip or when, it will always be a vase on Monday so no worries John…..lovely as ever!

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  7. Cathy says:

    Frost here too John, but just a warning really as there have been no obvious ill effects. Your iris and hydrangea are perfect so thank you for ensuring they were safe and sharing them with us

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  8. Cathy says:

    The wonder of seeing an iris in October, John. And with the lovely blues as well. Thank you! I think we just had a frost for the second night running here (still a little dark to see). So lots of saving of dahlias etc. to do today!

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  9. Cathy says:

    Lovely for the end of October… we got our first frost last night without it even being forecast!

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