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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.

Weekly Photo Challenge: AWAKENING

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is AWAKENING. The contrasting red of the new maple buds against the background of its just opened leaves tells me that the maple (Acer ‘Summer Glow) is awakening to the first … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SMILE

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is SMILE. Can you find a more heavenly smile than the one on my pet frog’s sweet face? https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/smile/

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In a Vase on Monday: A Lonely Tulip

We are finally getting a number of flowers in the garden after an extended cold period that slowed growth. I am happy to join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, the creator of In a Vase on Monday, with a small offering. … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday:

Warmer weather has brought a touch of early spring to my garden as a number of plants are beginning to put on their colorful best. It is a delight to be able to join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, the originator … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: “They’re baaack!”

Not only are the hellebores back in full bloom in my garden, but yours truly is back to In a Vase on Monday after an extended absence. I beg the forgiveness of Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, the originator of … Continue reading

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Things I See Around Town: Imitations of Spring

Here we are in mid February, and I am finally beginning to see the early signs of spring in our region of North Carolina. The colder than normal weather we have experienced has pushed these early events a month later … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SWEET

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is SWEET. What could be sweeter than this bowl of ripe, delicious, beautiful, glorious peaches? https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/sweet/

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