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Your eyes deserve to view beauty. I hope Fred Gonsowski Garden Home helps to turn your vision, into a reality.

Visiting Bunny Williams and John Rosselli’s Garden in Falls Village, Connecticut

One of the high-points of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program is a visit to Bunny Williams and her husband John Rosselli’s estate called “The Manor” in Falls Village, Connecticut. Bunny and John are both famous for being “Taste Makers”.  … Continue reading

Posted in Garden Visits (Road Trips), The Summer Garden | 4 Comments

Outlining (Edging) a Vegetable or Flower Garden with Brick

One of my many projects that I’ve so far tackled this Spring was the redesign and outlining of my vegetable garden in brick. For years, I just had the planting spaces surrounded by black plastic edging, but finally it had … Continue reading

Posted in Fred's Garden at Whimsey Hill House, Garden Design Principles, The Autumn(Fall) Garden, The Spring Garden, The Summer Garden | 17 Comments

A look at the 2018 end of June garden, here at Whimsey Hill House

Over the years I’ve given my readers a photographic tour of my garden, showing them what it looked like at its peak, which occurs somewhere in the middle-end of July when most of the Summer blooming perennials and annuals are … Continue reading

Posted in Fred's Garden at Whimsey Hill House, Roses, Peonies, Tulips, etc, The Summer Garden | 22 Comments

Line porous terracotta pots with tall kitchen trash bags before planting to prevent plants from drying out too quickly

Each Spring, besides planting many annuals in the garden that I grow from seed or buy at local garden centers, I also put out quite an assortment of plants in containers that I display on my deck and patio, by … Continue reading

Posted in The Spring Garden | 4 Comments

Fred Gonsowski Garden Home.com has passed the THREE MILLION point for Page Views/Articles Read

Recently my blog Fred Gonsowski Garden Home passed the Three Million point for page views/articles read, and in a way I think that was a great accomplishment.  As with all things, it wasn’t just about my writing and illustrations, but … Continue reading

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Arranging furniture in an 11 foot 6 inch by 11 foot 6 inch section of a 13 foot 8 inches wide by 18 foot long Living Room

Recently one of the readers of this blog named Joy asked for my help with the arranging of furniture in her living room, which is open to her kitchen and dining area.  Joy has downsized from a larger house to … Continue reading

Posted in Arranging Living Room Furniture, Interior Decorating Principles | 8 Comments

Hanging Pictures on a Staircase, Creating a Gallery Wall.

Hanging a visually interesting grouping of pictures, on the wall alongside a staircase, is not just about getting out your hammer, picture hanging hooks, the framed things you want to mount on the wall and randomly going at it.  Creating … Continue reading

Posted in Hanging Pictures and Mirrors / Arranging Knickknacks and Collectables, Interior Decorating Principles | 10 Comments