A Wreath of Love

The doorbell rang, a box appeared, and I opened a sweet gift from my daughter.

Mary Shannon and I have had fun together creating wall hangings of succulents for her California garden. How very thoughtful of her to send a wreath of succulents as a Christmas gift to her Dad in North Carolina. I promise to do my best to care for it.


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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18 Responses to A Wreath of Love

  1. Cathy says:

    Wow, what a great idea! And a lovely gift too.


  2. Noell Schepp says:



  3. How creative and wonderful! Shows the value of sharing activities you truly love with your children.


  4. Pauline says:

    That is so beautiful!


  5. Lucky you! It’s beautiful!


  6. sueturner31 says:

    Who would have thought of putting succulents in a wreath, really nice…


  7. Julie says:

    What a lovely idea John, its really beautiful, your daughter is very creative. I guess this is a living wreath and will go on, I would like to try something like this in the spring.


  8. pbmgarden says:

    What a perfect gift for you–so thoughtful of your daughter.


  9. this ranks as one of the nicest, most thoughtful gifts ever! there is nothing like a succulent wreath!


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