Merry Christmas from A Walk in the Garden

I have just written a new song to celebrate the holidays. I am sure many of you will recognize the inspiration and melody, in which I hope you will enthusiastically join (I will spare you the first eleven verses):

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Twelve Bags of Compost;

Eleven Purple iris;

Ten Maples Weeping;

Nine Roses Climbing;

Eight Garden Benches;

Seven Pots of Pansies;

Six Pink Camellias;

Five Goat Skin Gloves;

Four Daffodils;

Three Wind Chimes;

Two Dogwood Trees;

And A Walk in the Garden with you.


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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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13 Responses to Merry Christmas from A Walk in the Garden

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Love it!!

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  2. Cathy says:

    Love it – especially the bags of compost! 😉 Hope you and your family have a great Christmas John!


  3. Everyone wants compost, right? Wishing you the best for Christmas and 2016 too.

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  4. Christina Hutchins says:

    Merry Christmas. 🎄🎆

    Sent from my iPad


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  5. restlessjo says:

    Hope you had a good one! Best wishes for 2016 🙂


  6. Very cute and clever. The last line is the best, someone to share walk.

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  7. Enjoyed your take on the classic song. Merry Christmas and happy new year to you and yours!


  8. Pauline says:

    Just right for a gardener! I hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas and I send you best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year.


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