The Most Beautiful Flower

I am happy to be back after a long absence from the blogoshpere. Having retired from gardening a few years ago and moving into a retirement community, I have to rely on memories of my gardens. Each week, I hope to share with you “The Most Beautiful Flower” in gardens of the past. Please enjoy.

Daylily Obsidian

The color and texture of daylily Obsidian is like royal velvet. I want to rub my finger on it…gently. It was a gift from a daylily gardener in Northern Virginia. What a gracious lady.

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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24 Responses to The Most Beautiful Flower

  1. Sarah Prochaska says:


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  2. Barbara Speir says:

    Hi John, it’s nice to hear from you and look at the flowers from your beautiful garden. I have pictures from your garden too. It was a treat to be invited to your home so we could all enjoy your garden. We are moving to a retirement home too and I am taking as many pots of shrubs and flowers as my porch can hold and still be able to sit down.
    I will look forward to seeing the flowers you post.

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  3. nesfelicio says:

    Glad to see your post – and your flowers – back. Life can be a walk in the garden, even in our memories.

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  4. It is good to see you back.

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  5. Joan Rasmussen says:

    John – So nice to hear from you. I’ve missed all your wonderful Monday in a Vase postings. Looking forward to more. Hope to see you at the picnic.

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  6. susurrus says:

    Welcome back! I like the velvety petals and the rich colour. Plants are all the better for having memories of good people attached.

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  7. shail says:

    What a beautiful flower!


  8. I am glad of your return John. I look forward to seeing your favorite flowers.


  9. Lindy Le Coq says:

    Lovely flower, and so nice to see you back on line again!


  10. Cathy says:

    John, so lovely to see you blogging again! Your daylily really is a beauty. Yes, I can imagine touching those silky petals too. 😃

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  11. Wonderful to see you here again John – you have been missed and I’ll look forward to your insights. That daylily is a velvety joy!


  12. Suzanne Wilson says:

    Thank you for sharing your expertise again. We’ve missed you. Our Pleine Aire painting group enjoyed painting in your yard so many times, it was always a treat! These flowers are lovely. Blessings! Suzy Wilson


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