Category Archives: Fred’s Garden at Whimsey Hill House

Fred Gonsowski’s garden at his home Whimsey Hill House… August 2016

Gardening has always been my passion or some would say one of my obsessions. My interest loveĀ  of gardening, I think, was the result of three different people’s influences. My first person of influence was my maternal grandmother. Every Sunday … Continue reading

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A Look at My Garden here at Whimsey Hill House (June 2014)

June is a transitional and busy month in the garden. The many hundreds of daffodils that I’ve planted years ago (there used to be over a thousand) have finished blooming, and the perennials have all come up and are doing … Continue reading

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It Really starts feeling like Spring when I bring out the Lawn Furniture and Fill Planting Containers

Last week, with the nightly temperatures rising a bit and days looking to not be that cold, I decided it was time to put out the lawn furniture and the more delicate garden ornaments (accessories). It is surprising that with … Continue reading

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A Garden Tour of My Property. It might be Spring, but You should be thinking Winter Interest when Planning your Garden

After getting over a Winter here in upstate New York that was snowier and colder than recent years past, everyone I know is soo glad it’s finally getting warmer and signs of Spring are showing up. All the garden folk … Continue reading

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A look at the September 2012 Garden, here at Whimsey Hill House

Have you ever had one of those feelings / thoughts that said “take the pictures now before the rain? I had one of those moments on September 8th, the day I shot the pictures for this post. I knew there … Continue reading

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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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