Category Archives: The Summer Garden

Visiting Bunny Williams and John Rosselli’s Garden in Falls Village, Connecticut

One of the high-points of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program is a visit to Bunny Williams and her husband John Rosselli’s estate called “The Manor” in Falls Village, Connecticut. Bunny and John are both famous for being “Taste Makers”.  … Continue reading

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Outlining (Edging) a Vegetable or Flower Garden with Brick

One of my many projects that I’ve so far tackled this Spring was the redesign and outlining of my vegetable garden in brick. For years, I just had the planting spaces surrounded by black plastic edging, but finally it had … Continue reading

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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 look at the August 2017 garden, here at Whimsey Hill House

Every gardening season has its challenges, and this year was one for the books! Here in up-state New York, during May and June, there was either too much rain (practically raining every day) or days that were hot and humid, … Continue reading

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Visiting The Real Housewives of New York (RHONY) Dorinda Medley’s home, Blue Stone Manor, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts

On July 15, 2017 The Lenox Garden Club held its biennial garden tour, and one of the show-stopping properties visited was Blue Stone Manor. Blue Stone Manor is the country home of Dorinda Medley who is a reality TV star … Continue reading

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Step-by-Step Instructions on how I laid Patio Pavers

One of my many projects, this past Summer, that I tackled was to extend my poured cement patio with sixteen inch square cement pavers. Before I attempted the project, I looked at a few YouTube videos to see how it … Continue reading

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Fred Gonsowski’s garden at his home Whimsey Hill House… August 2016

Gardening has always been my passion or some would say one of my obsessions. My interest loveĀ  of gardening, I think, was the result of three different people’s influences. My first person of influence was my maternal grandmother. Every Sunday … Continue reading

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