An Anniversary: #7

At the end of January 2014, I started A Walk in the Garden. I hoped to share some observations about one of the loves of my life–gardening–and to attract attention to the two books I published over that period.

Photography of my garden and “Things I See around Town” also worked its way into the blog, and I’ve enjoyed responding to photo challenges from photographers around the world. 

With almost 640 posts, A Walk in the Garden has reached readers in over 140 nations. I am blessed by a number of followers, many of whom have become “blogofriends,” whose blogs and comments have enriched my life. Some have even bought my books and made reassuring comments about them. 

It has been fun to combine gardening and photography. This is a favorite, Itoh peony Bartzella. This is the meaning of the phrase “breathtakingly beautiful.”

My Arranger and I have moved into a fine retirement community, and I no longer have a garden to enjoy. Age has taken its toll. But I can look to others and continue to build the garden of my dreams…in my dreams. 

Thanks to so many of you for your faithfulness in following me for all these years. I look forward to repeating this sentiment in another seven years.

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 Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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7 Responses to An Anniversary: #7

  1. pbmgarden says:

    Congratulations John. I’ve enjoyed your posts through the years and I’ve admired your Itoh peony. Best to you and your family.


  2. Cathy says:

    Well done on keeping it up for so long, especially now that you don’t have your own garden to share. That peony is a beauty. 😃 Best wishes to you and your Arranger!

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  3. bittster says:

    Congratulations John! Another milestone reached, and even if the plants you show now are shared, I still enjoy hearing your insight and seeing the way you capture your surroundings.
    There’s also much to be said for an end to balancing on the top rung of the ladder to get that last crape myrtle branch!


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