In a Vase on Monday: The Wandering Gardener

Since we sold our house at the end of April we have been wandering about until our new condo is ready for us to move in. We are currently house sitting for our daughter in South Carolina…a very wet South Carolina. I thought it might be nice to surprise her when she returns with a new pot of annuals to brighten her back yard.

It also gives me the opportunity to join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, for In a Vase on Monday, a meme for which I have been absent for too long. Please visit Cathy and see her vase…and so many other lovely ones…this week.

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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16 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: The Wandering Gardener

  1. Oh your daughter will love it…it is hard being between places with no garden. When we finally sell and downsize, I know I will be lost for a while.


  2. Cathy says:

    Oh, a real change…how did you feel about leaving your garden? Will you have any space for gardening at your new ‘condo’, a term I am not really familiar with?


  3. arlene says:

    That’s a lovely combination of blooms, it brightened up the corner. I hope you’ll still post about flowers and maybe, a garden in the future.


  4. Christina says:

    That answers my question! I’m sure she’ll love it.


  5. Cathy says:

    What a lovely idea for your daughter! I wonder if your new home will have a communal garden or perhaps a patio or balcony for pretty pots and containers?


  6. I love South Carolina! I was stationed there for a few years and came to love the state. This urn is so beautiful and am sure will be a welcome surprise for your daughter.


  7. Peter Herpst says:

    A nice surprise for your daughter! Hopefully your new condo will have some place for you to garden.


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