In a Vase on Monday: Old and New

After deadheading my heirloom chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus), it has flourished with new growth and has put out a marvelous second bloom. The bumble bees are loving it here in November. Camellia sasanqua ‘Our Linda’ is showing its new blooms for the first time this fall. Why not include both of them in this week’s Monday Vase?

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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18 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Old and New

  1. Kris P says:

    That’s a very pretty sasanqua!

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  2. Cathy says:

    A lovely combination again John. Two very pretty plants, and in November too! 🙂

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  3. What a beautiful vase with the chaste tree and pink camelias….so exotic to me!

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  4. Cathy says:

    Your ‘Heirloom chaste tree’ sounds as if it would have a story to tell; in the meantime, it sits silently but beautifully with the camellia to produce an elegant vase. Thank you to you and the arranger, as always.

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  5. pbmgarden says:

    Why not indeed! The sasanquas are making a good show this fall. Your pink one pairs nicely with the Vitex.

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  6. Cathy says:

    A lovely combination, John, and nice to see the chaste tree – I was wondering about adding one to the garden, because I think they tolerate drought rather well? The sasanqua is simply delicious.

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  7. anne leueen says:

    Woke up this morning to the temperature at the freezing mark. I am waiting for the last survivors in my garden to keel over. Thursday morning the forecast is for -10Celsius. That will be it. Thanks for your lovely vase.

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  8. Peter/Outlaw says:

    A beautiful combination!

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