In a Vase on Monday: Loving Daughters

No longer having a garden, I have not been able to participate in Cathy’s In a Vase on Monday meme. But my three sweet daughters have given my Arranger a monthly gift of flowers to brighten our apartment. The flowers come all the way from Colombia and arrive fresh at the beginning of each month. This month’s selection is particularly lovely, so I’m happy to share with you.

The Roses are special in this arrangement.

Please join Cathy at to see her vase this week and that of others who participate in her challenge.

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 Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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15 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Loving Daughters

  1. How sweet of your daughters.


  2. Cathy says:

    Found you John! 😀As I said in my reply to your comment I can change the link in your comment on my blog if you want, or you could do it yourself.

    I suppose you are used to no longer having a garden any more and have come to terms with it, but after your many years of being involved in gardening I am sure you will still miss it at times. It is such a kind gesture from your daughter to have a monthly offering of blooms to bring floral joy into your house, and I am touched that have chosen to share them with us today – what a bright and sunny contribution they are!


    • johnvic8 says:

      Thank you, Cathy. You…and your Golfer friend…have made my life richer over the years. I hope I can return to IAVOM from time to time. You are right. I really do miss the garden, but my back tells me we made the right decision to move on.


  3. pbmgarden says:

    Such a thoughtful gift from your daughters. It’s a lovely bouquet.


  4. DailyMusings says:

    They are just beautiful! What a stunning color combination and collection of flowers


  5. Kris P says:

    A lovely mix, and a wonderful gift. I expect that your arranger loves it too. I love the plant in your blog header too. It has an undersea feel about it. Is it a succulent?


    • johnvic8 says:

      Thank you, Kris. The plant in the header is a mahonia (grape holly), and that is the bloom in late winter here in NC. I found it growing wild in my grandmother’s woods in Chatham, VA and transplanted several of them to my NC garden. I enjoy your blog; you have taught me so much about succulents. I refer you to my daughter in San Diego for ideas for her garden.


  6. Cathy says:

    How lovely! The flowers are beautiful and I love the idea of a regular bunch arriving – it is such a wonderful gift!


  7. Annette says:

    How thoughtful of them and the flowers are so sunny and happy looking too. As much as I hate cutting flowers in my own garden I love to get them as a gift 🙂


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