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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: AGAINST THE ODDS

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is AGAINST THE ODDS. Several people at the table said there was no way I could eat all those ribs. Against the odds, I did! https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/against-the-odds/

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What is a Garden (6)

This Thursday I share another in my series of perspectives on the question: What is a Garden? These are excerpts from the article in my eBook Guess What’s in My Garden! A garden is an expression of environmental stewardship where we … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Something New

New flowers are showing themselves in my garden this Monday. It seems only appropriate then to share them In a Vase on Monday, the wonderful idea hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. This week marked the opening of Tete-a-tete daffodils … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SHADOW

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is SHADOW. How about a self portrait! Am I really that tall? Well it’s not Daddy Long Legs. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/shadow-2017/

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What is a Garden (5)

For the past few Thursdays I have been presenting different perspectives to answering the question “What is a Garden?” Here are yet two more ways of looking at a garden. These are quotes from the larger article in my eBook, Guess … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Cause for Early February Smiles!

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In a Vase on Monday: Mr. Goldstrike

You have seen the ‘Debutante’ camellias several times, the hellebores aren’t quite open yet, and I’m saving the pansies when I might be in exremis on a given Monday. For our vase this week, my Arranger suggested we share this … Continue reading

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