Category Archives: Roses, Peonies, Tulips, etc

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

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A different kind of container to plant Hen and Chicks in

A few years ago I started collecting different varieties of hen and chicks (Sempervivum). I think I took interest in them because I had already planted the “big stuff” like bushes and trees, as well as all kinds of perennials … Continue reading

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Plant some Gladiolus in your Garden, they make Great Summer Flower Arrangements

Gladiolus are one of those flowers that have been around for ever years. They are often seen as part of flower arrangements, and make quite glamorous displays by themselves in tall trumpet-shaped vases. Gladiolus come in just about every color … 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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Plant some Castor Bean Plants, add a Tropical Vibe to your Garden

One of my favorite annuals that I grow from seed each year, for its large showy 2 to 3 foot greenish-red leaves is the Castor Bean Plant. The castor bean, along with the Elephant Ear and Canna adds a tropical … Continue reading

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Container planted or in the ground, Elephant Ear Plants are a Focal Point

If you are looking to add a plant with a tropical vibe to your northern garden, the Elephant Ear Mammoth is the one for you. It loves the sun, and once emerged from the ground is a relatively fast growing … Continue reading

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Plant (Start) a Flower Garden for Sun or Shade…Celebrate Spring

Starting a flower garden, especially your first one can be a wonderful experience. There is something rewarding about being outside, working the soil, picking out plants, and seeing your labor of love turn into something quite beautiful. This post is … Continue reading

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DAYLILIES…Planting, Dividing, and Maintenance

Daylilies are probably one of the most dependable and easiest to grow of all the Summer flowers. The Daylily is also called the Hemerocallis. It is called the daylily, because its flowers only bloom for one day. The nice thing … Continue reading

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Starting a Rose Bush and other plants from a Cutting (Slip)

For as long as I can remember, my Grandmother, Mother, and Aunts were always starting new plants from cuttings (slips). I think they called them slips because, they tore the piece of plant material from the donor plant, instead of … Continue reading

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My Peonies don’t / won’t bloom.

My Peonies don’t/won’t bloom is a lament uttered by many gardeners. There are three possible reasons why a peony won’t bloom…

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