A Happy Day for Roses

Today is my Arranger’s birthday. It is always a challenge to find the right remembrance for one who is content and wants little for herself. So I resorted to a traditional gift in her honor…her favorite roses. Alas, I have given up on long stem roses in my garden, so I had to find them in a local flower stall. Fortunately, they had just the right ones…her favorite yellow roses.



Please join me in wishing this wonderful wife of mine a most Happy and Blessed Birthday. How could I get along without my wonderful Arranger for In a Vase on Monday?

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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9 Responses to A Happy Day for Roses

  1. Elizabeth Cunius says:

    Happy Birthday to the best Mom in the world! Love you “bunches!”


  2. Christina Hutchins says:

    Happy birthday Tucker. Enjoy your garden today, the weather is just marvelous. Gary and Christina

    Sent from my iPad



  3. Julie says:

    Happy Birthday to your wife John, thats a lovely gift from you too.


  4. pbmgarden says:

    Happy Birthday greetings to your arranger. Witherspoon’s owner spoke at our garden club meeting this morning. He brought such a fabulous arrangement of his favorite long stemmed roses I found myself planning a rose garden, until he started describing how to care for them.


    • johnvic8 says:

      Thanks, Susie. We became friends with David when we used Witherspoons to support our roses when we were in Chapel Hill and have seen him, once speaking at our Garden Club here and annually when he has a booth at the garden show. I decided to get Witherspoons to “do the roses” for a year in Chapel Hill and then take over. When the guy came out with a space suit, I knew I would never take that one on. We were pleased with the results over the eight years or so they came to our garden.


  5. Roses always make me smile and I like yellow ones the best. Happy birthday to your wife.


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