A Milestone Walk in the Garden

Today was a beautiful, warm, sunny day. As I took my usual morning walk through the garden, it occurred to me that I might share what I am seeing. The crape myrtles have leafed out, the dogwoods are in bloom, clematis are opening on my clematis poles, and the bluebells have sprung up everywhere. Encore azaleas in red, pink, white and pale varieties are overflowing with color.

This post is something of a milestone in that it is the 500th of my short blogging career. Making friends across the blogosphere all around the world is a blessing indeed. I am grateful to those of you who follow this humble effort and to those of you who have given me words of encouragement. Thank you.

On to the walk:

I hope these photos will give you a sense of what is going on in my garden here in mid April. I will be looking forward to sharing more with you in the coming months.

Here’s to the next 500!

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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23 Responses to A Milestone Walk in the Garden

  1. anne leueen says:

    It looks so lovely, I especially like the Japanese maple. Thank you for all the photos and congrats on the 500th!

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  2. What an amazing garden! Beautiful!


  3. It is really stunning. Loved it.


  4. calmkate says:

    Great garden and good photos! Congrats on the 500, I can’t imagine it


  5. Cathy says:

    All looking absolutely superb, John. And a happy anniversary and Easter weekend!


  6. Susi Lovell says:

    Oh the irises… the clematis… the bluebells….so so envious!


  7. FlowerAlley says:

    I have enjoyed your blog and your book. Congratulations.


  8. March Picker says:

    A beautiful way to celebrate 500 posts! And all these blooms for Easter are just marvelous.


  9. Lindy Le Coq says:

    Lovely gardens, John. Last year you posted about trimming Hellebore — this year I’ve followed your tip and already they look healthier and happier!!!


  10. Cathy says:

    Congratulations! Your garden is looking so lovely John.


  11. Congratulations on the first 500! Lots of beauty in your garden – what kind of Clematis is that?


  12. Love the look of the garden! Organised, at the same time full of life 🙂


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