Monthly Archives: January 2012

Looking at Evergreens in the Garden

Evergreens to me provide the most interest in the Winter garden, and are really the backbone or foundation on which a really nice year-round garden is built. They can be planted along with herbaceous perennials in the garden, to add … Continue reading

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Evergreens are the Winter Interest in My Garden

As much as I like a garden filled with flowers, there is another part of me, The Zen Part, that likes the look of just the evergreens, standing alone, in the Winter Garden.

Posted in Bushes, Shrubs, Trees, Fred's Garden at Whimsey Hill House, planting a SHADE GARDEN, The Winter Garden | 4 Comments

Picking a Color for Your Front Door

So, you live in a white house, with black shutters, and a gray roof. In the back of your mind your thinking that the outside of your house needs something. A bit of color to brighten it up, give it … Continue reading

Posted in How-to, Interior Decorating Principles, Picking Paint Colors Interior / Exterior / Front Door / Roof | 13 Comments

Straightening the Fringe on an Oriental Rug…It’s Easy

Do you Love your Oriental carpets, but hate the look of the tangled fringe that edges them? Do you try to pick up an end and drop it quickly toward the floor hoping all the fringe lands straight and perfect? … Continue reading

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Forcing Spring Flowering Bulbs for Winter Interest

The holidays are over and the decorations have all been put away, so now in the dead of Winter, I want a bit of Spring time. To feed my craving, I start a mini garden of Spring flowering bulbs on … Continue reading

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