My Garden Gets a Paint Job…just in time for an End of Month View

My friend and vidiographer Morry Alter visited me this week and blessed me greatly by putting together a much appreciated video of my garden. On that same day I had opened my garden to host the “The Plein Air Buds,” a group of local artists who I hoped would use my garden setting for inspiration. I had met several of them during the recent “Art in the Garden” tour, sponsored by the Charlotte Garden Club, and was delighted when they accepted my invitation to come. The garden and all this activity were beautifully captured by Morry in the video.

It is also time to accept the invitation of Helen at The Patient Gardener’s Weblog to offer a view of my garden now at the end of the month. The video will serve that purpose. Please visit her site to see what is happening in hers and other gardens on this last day of April, 2015.

I am especially indebted to Morry for this special gift to me in creating the video. Please visit his site to see more of his work at

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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15 Responses to My Garden Gets a Paint Job…just in time for an End of Month View

  1. Liz says:

    It seems the local artists got their inspiration. Lovely video– and garden!


  2. Christina says:

    Hearing the birds singing in the background made such a difference, I really felt I was in your garden. I’m sure all the artists were truly inspired.


  3. Julie says:

    John, this is really lovely, a real insight into your beautiful garden. I love the clear stemmed trees and Peonies. And lovely to hear you speak about your garden too. The artists must of been thrilled to be there.


    • johnvic8 says:

      Thank you, Julie. As you can tell, this was a very special day for me. The open peonies in the video were all Itoh peonies…new favorites. My herbaceous ones are just opening today.

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  4. Cathy says:

    That was so lovely John! Really enjoyed seeing your garden from different angles ‘live’. Lovely peonies and I particularly like the use of large colourful pots throughout the garden.


  5. Lovely video! Nice meeting you as well! I was so moved I had tears in my eyes at the end!


  6. johnvic8 says:

    I am touched by your reaction, Daniela. Thank you.


  7. Elizabeth Cunius says:

    It’s beautiful, Dad! I, too, especially love the sounds of the birds! So proud of you…I posted on FB about this! You really are amazing! XOXOXO

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  8. bittster says:

    That’s great being able to see your own garden through so many different perspectives. One of the best things about sharing a garden in my opinion. Being able to move through and see the plants move in the breeze is also another layer. Perfect for this time if year!


  9. pbmgarden says:

    What an inspired idea! Loved the video and seeing your garden this way.


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