Monthly Archives: February 2011

Interior Decorating is all about Equal Balance

Interior decorating is a lot like a two-sided scale. When you have a two-sided scale, your objective is to have equal balance on both sides. Look at the first drawingin the illustration for this post. On one side of the … Continue reading

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Stagger Plant heights when Planting (Designing) a garden.

Oh to many new gardeners want to plant (design) gardens as if plants were stair steps. In the back row they want to site a plant that grows, let’s say six-feet tall. In front of it they want to plant … Continue reading

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Colored Foliage adds that WOW FACTOR to a garden!

My garden, here at Whimsey Hill House starts blooming in April, is a wonderful sight throughout the summer, and is done blooming, cut back, and run over with the lawn mower by the middle-end of October. I have perennials and … Continue reading

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How to Plant (design) a garden. Mass versus Specimen planting.

] “When most people go and plant (design) a garden, they don't think much about mass versus specimen planting. I come from a long line of gardeners whose personal style of planting, I would call “fruit salad”. A lot of … Continue reading

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