January: Winter Gardens

I have accepted an invitation from HeyJude to participate in the Garden Photography Challenge for January. The theme of the month is “Winter Gardens.” How very appropriate!


Japanese maple ‘Ever Red’ covered last week with ice and snow in my current garden.

terraces in snow

The dry stack stone terraces in my previous garden in Chapel Hill.

Snow and ice are rare in these parts…but on occasion they can add a note of beauty to the winter garden.


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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6 Responses to January: Winter Gardens

  1. After last weekend’s snow, it’s hard to believe we are going to have a taste of spring today. I’m up for it, though!

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  2. Heyjude says:

    Thanks for sharing John. I hope to see more of your garden throughout the year. The maple looks as though it is a beauty – lovely shape.


  3. themofman says:

    I like that red Japanese maple. I shot one for my tree photography project. I’ll get around to posting it one of these days.


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