A New Beginning

Beginning a new blog is a humbling experience. I look forward to sharing my gardening observations, spiced I hope with a dash of experience, a dollop of opinion, a slice of irreverence, a spoonful of love for plants, and a cup full of memories.

This from “First Thoughts” from Guess What’s in My Garden!

“I have grown to see gardening as a physical exercise, as a creative endeavor, and as a pastime full of emotional opportunities. What joy to see that first crocus in late winter! What irritation when the deer devastate a hosta bed! What satisfaction when that cutting takes root. What frustration when the Japanese beetles come! What pleasure to see a lone ‘Immortality’ iris in bloom at Thanksgiving! What delight to see a goldfinch sipping at our fountain!”

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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One Response to A New Beginning

  1. Congratulations on the launch of this blog. It will bring pleasure to gardeners who stop by to visit. The expertise you bring to the subject, your writing and passion for family, friends, and life in general, will make it a wonderful addition to the world of blogging. I look forward to following you once you find that widget. 🙂

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