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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.

I Have a Garden

I have a garden…well, almost. My Arranger and I have completed our move from our home and garden to a lovely retirement community here in the Charlotte area. It was challenging, to say the least, to leave a garden into … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: All Time Favorites

WordPress is calling to a halt its very popular Weekly Photo Challenge, inviting us to share our favorite photo. I could easily choose a dozen, but I think that is out of the spirit of the word “favorite.” I have … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: The Wandering Gardener

Since we sold our house at the end of April we have been wandering about until our new condo is ready for us to move in. We are currently house sitting for our daughter in South Carolina…a very wet South … Continue reading

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Change!

Change! Change is inevitable. And change has come to me and my Arranger…big time. Two days ago we closed on the sale of our home and garden. We will be moving in June to Windsor Run in Matthews, NC, a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: PROLIFIC

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is PROLIFIC. There is an oak tree on the edge of the community ball park near us. The ground beneath its branches was covered with acorns, wall-to-wall (or should I say … Continue reading

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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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