Category Archives: The Autumn(Fall) Garden

How to Trim a Golden String / Thread Cypress into a Pyramid

The pair of Golden String / Thread (sometimes called Mop) Cypress, seen in the two cover photos for this blog post, that are major focal points in my back garden, did not always have pyramidal shapes. The natural growth habit … Continue reading

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How to make a Leaf Wreath of Fallen Leaves

Autumn is here and the leaves are starting to fall. Other than raking the leaves or mulching them with your lawn mower, how about turning some of them into an attractive wreath. This blog post shows how easy it is … Continue reading

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Decorating the House for Fall with easy to make Silk Flower Arrangements

Now that Autumn is officially here and I had a bit of time to spare the other night, I decided it was the perfect moment to decorate a few rooms here at Whimsey Hill House for Fall. This blog post … Continue reading

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Putting Foundation Plants across the Front of your House

These days a lot of people, as well as landscapers, are planting foundation plants across the front of a house, siting them on both sides of the front sidewalk and running them all the way to the edge of the … Continue reading

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Foundation Planting, Laying out Foundation Plants in Front of Your Home

Putting foundation plants around you home is a way of tying your house to the land it is set on. The softness of the foliage helps to transition / move the eye from the flatness of the land up to … Continue reading

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Thirteen Ideas for Decorating your Country Garden

Recently a reader commented, lamenting about when she placed garden decorations on their country property, something just didn’t seem right. After that I started thinking about all the different things that say farm, rural, and country living style to me. … Continue reading

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Some ideas about using Garden Ornaments, they add that Finishing Touch to a Garden

Over the years I’ve learned a lot about gardening by going on garden tours, and analyzing what I was looking at. I figured out mass versus specimen planting, noticed and discovered that plants had different shaped leaves, realized a garden … Continue reading

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