Category Archives: The Spring Garden

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

Posted in Roses, Peonies, Tulips, etc, The Spring Garden | 2 Comments

Martha was there and so was I, TRADE SECRETS CT. Sharon Connecticut

Each May on the Saturday and Sunday following Mother’s Day, plant and garden antiques lovers from everywhere journey to picturesque north-west Connecticut for Trade Secrets. Trade secrets is a two-day event to benefit Women’s Support Services of Sharon, Ct., which … Continue reading

Posted in Garden Visits (Road Trips), The Spring Garden | 7 Comments

An Easy to Make and Inexpensive Trellis for Clematis, Morning Glories and other Vines

A few years ago I was invited to friends’ house for supper. Before the couple started the barbecue, they gave me a quick tour of their garden. The husband had started a collection of clematis vines and planted six or … 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

Posted in Fred's Garden at Whimsey Hill House, Garden Design Principles, The Spring Garden, The Summer Garden | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Bushes, Shrubs, Trees, Fred's Garden at Whimsey Hill House, Garden Design Principles, The Spring Garden, The Winter Garden | 2 Comments

It’s time to Buy / Order Seeds for Spring Planting

The holidays have come and gone and now is the time for avid gardeners to start thinking about what they want to plant in their gardens this coming Spring. The anniversary of Martin Luther King Junior’s birthday seems to coincide … 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

Posted in Bushes, Shrubs, Trees, Garden Design Principles, The Autumn(Fall) Garden, The Spring Garden, The Summer Garden | 8 Comments