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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.

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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Weekly Photo Challenge: VARIATIONS-ON-A-THEME

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is VARIATIONS-ON-A-THEME. There are a lot of varieties of wine in this case, but I am assured that the taste of each bottle is marvelous. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/variations-on-a-theme/

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SILENCE

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is SILENCE. It is only the tinkling of this small waterfall that breaks the silence of this scene. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/silence/

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2018: For A Year of Hope for Peace

My prayer for 2018 is that it will be a year of peace, prosperity, generosity, and full blossoms. I would ask readers to join me in that prayer. Please send back the word for peace in your language if it … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FAVORITES

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is FAVORITES. We have been asked to share our favorite photos from 2017. Here are the two that received the most likes and comments from you kind readers during the year: … Continue reading

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