Monthly Archives: July 2012

A look back at the July Garden, in the 1990’s, here at Whimsey Hill

When it comes to gardening, everyone starts somewhere, and what I started with was the way my Mother’s family planted their gardens. My Mother’s family could plant and get to grow just about anything, but like most people it was … Continue reading

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A Look at My July 2012 Garden here at Whimsey Hill

At the beginning of July, with a couple of throw away cameras, I took some shots of both the front and back gardens. I hoped to end up with some photos that would be good enough to show you. Here … Continue reading

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Hanging Valances, Curtains and Drapes on Different kinds of Windows

In response to a lot of interest and comments made on my May 3, 2011 post titled The Right Way to Hang Curtains and drapes (click here to read), I came up with some ideas that might further inspire you. … Continue reading

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After planting SEMPERVIVUM Hens-and-Chicks, water them sparingly

I have many different collections of plants here at Whimsey Hill House, and one of them is Hens-and-Chicks (Sempervivum). Hens-and-Chicks are a ground hugging succulent that I think look a bit like a small rose or cabbage. Sempervivum are probably … Continue reading

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