Monthly Archives: September 2011

My Garden, here at Whimsey Hill House, Mid July 2011

Wasn’t it just yesterday when the garden was at its peak? How quickly the Summer flew by. Finally I have some pictures to show you of the garden at its best, around the 15th of July 2011.

Posted in Fred's Garden at Whimsey Hill House, The Summer Garden | 1 Comment

It’s time to plant Spring Flowering Bulbs, Fall is in the Air

As the days get shorter, and the gardening season starts to come to an end, it is now time to think New Beginnings. Your new beginnings will be flower filledif you take some time now and plant some Spring flowering … Continue reading

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DAHLIAS, dahlias, Dahlias..Planting and Winter Storage

Dahlias are wonderful flowers that grace the garden with their colorful blooms from Mid Summer, until a good killing frost. Dahlias come in a wide variety of sizes and colors. Some dahlias produce flowers the size of small carnations, while … Continue reading

Posted in The Autumn(Fall) Garden, The Spring Garden, The Summer Garden | 4 Comments

Hanging Pictures over a Sofa

The number one thing most people do wrong, when hanging pictures over a sofa, is they hang them up too high.

Posted in Hanging Pictures and Mirrors / Arranging Knickknacks and Collectables, Interior Decorating Principles, San Francisco Chronicle / eHow references or resources | 7 Comments

When designing a Shade Garden, think Focal Point, Plant Color, and Shapes of Leaves

When I think about what goes into making a good shade garden, three things come to mind. #1 a Focal point(s) man-made or natural. #2 Plant Color to add light to the garden. #3 Shapes of Leaves for variety and … Continue reading

Posted in Garden Design Principles, planting a SHADE GARDEN, San Francisco Chronicle / eHow references or resources, The Autumn(Fall) Garden, The Spring Garden, The Summer Garden | 2 Comments