Today February 21, 2014 at 8:01PM, Fred Gonsowski Garden Home.com reached another milestone; having had 500,015 page views/ articles read. When I first started this blog in October of 2010, I had no idea or premonition of ever getting to this point. The reason I started this blog was not that I liked or wanted to write, but to let out a lot of things about decorating and gardening that I had inside of me, and not that many places to apply.
For my followers and casual readers who don’t know about it, WordPress is how I get an article, drawings, and sometimes photos from my home in upstate New York out onto the internet for you to find. WordPress is kind of like a middleman that I upload articles to, and through them they end up on the internet / domain. WordPress is quite a remarkable entity. They do all the counting of articles read by my readers, and provide me daily with the numbers and even countries across the world where readers came in from. Continue reading
Hand Painted Trompe l’oeil Doors add visual interest to my Home
I love my house, but don’t love the hollow core doors that came with it. I live in a 1950′s split level styled house that has big spacious rooms, tons of natural light that streams in through many large windows, and my house has a combination of both cozy and airy spaces. The 1950′s were also a time when builders of mid-century modern styled buildings were into minimal ornamentation when it came to things like kitchen cabinets, woodwork, crown molding, fireplace mantels, and both interior and exterior door styles.
Over the years, here at Whimsey Hill House, I’ve come to realize that my soul
needs craves details, ornamentation and color to feel more at peace. Continue reading
This year try growing some Annuals from Seed, and enjoy their Flowers all Summer long
The holidays have come and gone and now is the time for avid gardeners to start thinking about what they want to plant in their gardens this coming Spring. The anniversary of Martin Luther King Junior’s birthday seems to coincide with all the big box stores like Home Depot, Lowe’s, Wal-Mart, Kmart, etc, along with local garden centers and even supermarkets, in my part of upstate New York, putting out tempting displays of seeds to inspire new and seasoned gardeners, giving them hope for things to come during the cold, dark, and barren days of Winter.
Where to buy seeds .. Continue reading
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 290,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 12 days for that many people to see it.
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