Category Archives: The Autumn(Fall) Garden

Start collecting Small Glass Bottles, they make Great Flower Vases

Along with my collection of ever handy, mostly clear glass vases, that I constantly use from Spring to Fall as receptacles for the ever-changing bouquets of flowers that come into the house, I have a large collection of small clear … Continue reading

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Some ideas for Designing / Laying out Flower Beds

When most people thing about making a flower garden on their property, they clear a strip of land that runs along a fence or walkway (creating a border), or if imagination strikes they might try making a kidney bean-shaped bed … 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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Container planted or in the ground, Canna Plants are a Focal Point with a Tropical Vibe

One of the easiest to grow and definitely a show stopper in the garden is the Canna Plant. The canna is also called the Canna Lily, although it is not a true lily, but is a relative of both the … Continue reading

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Planting a Garden Room on Your Property

The idea of dividing the outdoor space around your home into what the horticultural world is calling rooms has really been around for hundreds, maybe thousands of years; even though it seems to be a trendy and new concept. As … Continue reading

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FALL Garden and Lawn Projects ;-]

Autumn is here again, and it is time to do some outdoor chores like fertilize the lawn, cleaning up fallen leaves, planting Spring flowering bulbs (tulips and daffodils), cutting back the garden and getting things ready for Winter. Here are … 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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Got Grass growing out onto your Sidewalk or Driveway?…Edge it!

Are things not looking so neat around your house, especially when it comes to your sidewalk and driveway? Have creeping grasses started to take over? If so I have a solution to your dilemma.

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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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Siting a Garden Shed on Your Property

Siting a garden shed, or even a gazebo, garden pavilion or pergola on your property instantaneously will give you a focal point to look at. If sited right, it will add tons of visual value to your property. If done … Continue reading

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