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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.

Things I See around Town: The Aftermath

A few weeks ago we had a serious storm: ice and wind. This is one of several trees damaged in our area. I have noticed this tree countless times over the last dozen years on my way to our favorite barbeque … Continue reading

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Things I See around Town: Happiness

Happiness is a daffodil in January Happiness is the first sighting of forsythia in bloom Happiness is recognizing the cycle of bloom starting for yet another year. Happy 2019

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A Step or Two in another Direction

It is a challenge to write a garden blog when you don’t have a garden anymore. I lost mine when we sold our home and moved to a nearby retirement community. The wonderful friends who bought our home have already … Continue reading

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This Special Day

A Christmas wish to all for a time of peace throughout our world. May 2019 be a year of generosity–given and received.

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Thanksgiving 2018

To all who join me on occasion for A Walk in the Garden,

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Wordless Wednesday: A Chaste Hibiscus

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End of Month View

I have been absent from the blogosphere for several weeks due to moving and getting settled in our new retirement apartment. My “garden” now consists of half a dozen pots with annuals on our screen porch. I do, however, have … Continue reading

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