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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

Posted in Uncategorized | 24 Comments

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

Arranging furniture in a 16 foot by 20 foot Living Room with Four points of Entry

Recently one of my readers typed a note in the comments, asking for my help with her decorating dilemma. Summer R. has a 16 foot by 20 foot living room with four points of entry, and a fireplace built into … Continue reading

Posted in Arranging Living Room Furniture, Interior Decorating Principles | 20 Comments

Mix up Shapes of Legs and Feet on Furniture when Decorating a Room.

In 1950 when my parents married, buying furniture that was all matched was an ideal. People at that time grew up during the depression and had lived through the Second World War and times were tough. If you could buy … Continue reading

Posted in Arranging Bedroom Furniture, Arranging Living Room Furniture, Interior Decorating Principles | 10 Comments

Shopping the Upscale Stores in New Preston, Connecticut

If you are the reader of “shelter magazines” (Veranda, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, etc) as I am, you will have noticed that many of the stylish properties shown in those periodicals are located in north-west Connecticut.  Litchfield County … Continue reading

Posted in Garden Visits (Road Trips) | 10 Comments