Nancy Merrill has given us another interesting challenge this week–to share a photo of something in layers.
I first thought of a cake, but don’t have one available. She suggested roses, and that caused me to think of other flowers. I looked through my archives and considered roses, peonies and camellias. I chose the latter because they may not be as well known outside the south.
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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All are great chooses.
Thanks, This is great country for camellias.
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I have a Camellia right outside my home office window here in SoCal! White color, don’t know genus.
Enjoy it. Sounds well placed.
Beautiful. I have never had a camellia. I also have never commented but I have enjoyed your blog for many years and really miss the photos and your comments about your wonderful garden–it was so lovely and I admired your “arranger’s” designs. Thank you for sharing it with us and now your challenge photos.
Thank you, Nancy. We’ve been in our retirement community for a happy three years, but I do miss my old gardens. I have to rely on my garden photographs to fill the void, so that’s the first place I go to meet the weekly challenges. Your kind words are much appreciated.
Beautiful camellias! I love them but they do not grow well in Ontario’s climate. When I lived in England I had two in my garden. So thank you for sharing these lovely ones.