In a Vase on Monday:

Warmer weather has brought a touch of early spring to my garden as a number of plants are beginning to put on their colorful best. It is a delight to be able to join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, the originator of In a Vase on Monday, with few offerings from some of the early bloomers.

The vase on the left features camellias, backed by loropetalum. The one of the right contains candytuft, muscari, and ipheion. The accent is a Japanese sake cup.

Please visit Cathy to see her vase this week and that of so many others who have joined in 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 was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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17 Responses to In a Vase on Monday:

  1. Peter Herpst says:

    Beautiful arrangements that warm the winter-weary soul. (If the flowers don’t do it, some sake certainly will!)

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  2. Christina says:

    A real touch of spring from you today John.


  3. Oh John this is wonderful to see…all the early spring blooms and their colors….can’t wait for mine soon I hope!

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  4. Cathy says:

    Much as I like the roses and lorpetalum , it is the second vase that appeals to me more – the contrast of the muscari with the canytuft is most pleasing. Candytuft was everywhere in the 60s and 70s but I haven’t seen it in years (not that I’m suggesting you are old fashioned, John, it was just a thought!)


  5. pbmgarden says:

    John, so nice to see your beautiful camellias and friends. Love all your spring blooms.


  6. Cathy says:

    Wow, wonderful vases! Looks like spring has reached you! 🙂


  7. bittster says:

    What a display. I love that you already have so much color in the garden!


  8. For a moment I thought you had roses blooming in your garden. The Camellias are lovely, and go really well with the Loropetalum.


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