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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.

In a Vase on Monday: Celebration

The vase we are offering today marks a happy occasion in our lives. It was on our church altar this Sunday in celebration of our 59th wedding anniversary. My Arranger and I are delighted to share this vase with you. … Continue reading

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A Saturday Walk in the Garden

After a very welcome rainy week, I took a casual Walk in the Garden on this sunny Saturday morning. The new blooms of several plants create a new picture. Let me share views of three of the borders in our … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: TRANSIENT

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is TRANSIENT. I have usually understood the word to mean something or someone moving from one place or condition to another. What could be a better example than the water from … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Chaste Tree

I look forward to June each year as a time when my chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus) comes into bloom. My unidentified heirloom variety is approaching full bloom. It seems to be a promising choice for In a Vase on Monday. … Continue reading

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A Friday Walk in the Garden: New Color

Today I am pleased to be able to share three plants which have just recently come into bloom in my garden. Each of them is contributing a new color to enjoy. Gladioli are not supposed to be hardy enough to … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: June Brides

June is one of the traditional times for weddings, and that means beautiful  brides. In my garden it is time for a ‘Blushing Bride’ which is in its glory now. How fitting, then, to bring a few cuttings of this … Continue reading

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A Friday Walk in the Garden

Today was a lovely day in the garden. I completed some trimming and deadheading chores and then strolled around the garden. New colors are making their presence felt. Let me share just a few of them. These are all members … Continue reading

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