Category Archives: Fred’s Garden at Whimsey Hill House

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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Design a Rock Garden with Different sizes of Stones

When I moved into my home in 1990, I was left with a large amount of crushed stone (4 to 5 inches deep), set on top of many feet of sand that surrounds my house. It was probably some kind … 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.

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My Garden, here at Whimsey Hill House, Mid July 2011

Wasn’t it just yesterday when the garden was at its peak? How quickly the Summer flew by. Finally I have some pictures to show you of the garden at its best, around the 15th of July 2011.

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Grow a Topiary from an Upright Yew

Over the past 10 years or so, I have experimented with growing simple topiary. Photo 1 shows one of a pair, that I started on old upright yews, that were planted about 57 years ago, on the side of my … Continue reading

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