In a Vase on Monday: Fourth Anniversary Edition

Today is the fourth anniversary of In a Vase on Monday, an invitation from Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to share something beautiful from ones garden in a vase each Monday. It has been fun and challenging to post a vase each week and to visit Cathy’s site to see what others around the world are sharing.

This week I was able to collect several blossoms from ‘Our Linda’ Camellia sasanqua before our first November frost comes. Cathy’s challenge on this anniversary was to use an unconventional container. Alas, I learned that too late, but perhaps I could claim that an African violet pot qualifies as something unconventional.

Our Linda Camellia sasanquaCongratulations to Cathy and her trusty assistant, The Golfer, for four years of IAVOM and with special thanks to her for spreading the joy with this meme.

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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20 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Fourth Anniversary Edition

  1. Barbara Speir says:

    Beautiful sasanqua and arrangement.

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  2. John those are stunning Camellias….they look like roses…and yes that container is perfect for them!

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    These camellias are beautifully perfect!

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  4. Cathy says:

    Thank you John – and I shall pass on your best wishes to the Golfer. Sorry you did not pick up on the challenge in time to ut it into effect today – but anyway, let’s just agree that an African violet pot is not a vase and never has been! 😉 Love those camellias

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  5. Cathy says:

    Your Linda is so lovely – always happy to see your Camellias John!

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  6. Kris P says:

    Those are truly gorgeous Camellias!

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  7. pbmgarden says:

    John, I think ‘Our Linda’ would look beautiful in any container, and yours is perfect.

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  8. arlene says:

    Beautiful as always 🙂

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  9. Cathy says:

    Glorious camellias John! I think you are allowed the African violet pot as well – it sets the colour off perfectly.

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  10. Absolutely stupendous camellias – what’s your secret?! They look beautiful in this blue and white vase.

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  11. johnvic8 says:

    I wish I had a secret. All I’ve really done this year is make sure it doesn’t dry out. Thanks.

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