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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 has been 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 seven of his eight grandchildren.

Weekly Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being GREEN

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is IT IS EASY BEING GREEN. It must be a hangover from Saint Patrick’s Day last week. Oh, well… This young lady is certainly having an easy green day (courtesy of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on…erm, Tuesday: Something Different

If Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, the host of this meme, can share a vase on Sunday, then it only seems fair that I can share mine on Tuesday. Fair is fair. I thought I might try something quite different this … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ATOP

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is ATOP. Last June a Red Shouldered Hawk frequented our garden over a several day period. Here it is atop one of the bird feeders, looking to assert its position atop the local food … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: A Pink Impression

Our weather has been a bit crazy this week. Warm tennis weather was followed by cold and…snow! Within hours the snow melted, but enough damage was done to some of my plants that I’m glad I heeded the snow forecast … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: WISH

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is WISH. I wish I could make up my mind. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/wish/

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In a Vase on Monday: The Governor

We have a gray day this morning, but still there is an opportunity to share something growing in our garden In a Vase on Monday. Camellia japonica ‘Governor Mouton’ is overflowing with blossoms in the garden now, but most of them … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is THE ROAD TAKEN, in which we are to portray something along the way that touched or surprised us. Last weekend we visited Caesars Head State Park in the mountains of South … Continue reading

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