Category Archives: The Summer Garden

Pool losing one fourth inch of water at night with Pump and Filter turned Off

Recently I had my in-ground pool relined, and the plumbing from the skimmer to the pump and filter was also replaced. A few weeks after I had that done, I noticed that the water level in the pool had dropped … Continue reading

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Some Photos to share, on a Cold Winter’s day, of My garden in July

Now that we are slowly getting past the coldest part of winter here in upstate New York, and with temperatures some nights still dropping down to below zero, I thought it would be encouraging for my readers to see some … Continue reading

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My visit to the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, NY

Located in central New York, one mile north of the Village of Cooperstown, on the west side of Otsego Lake is the Farmers’ Museum. The museum is sited at 5775 State Highway 80 Cooperstown, NY 13326, which is on land … Continue reading

Posted in Garden Visits (Road Trips), The Summer Garden | 9 Comments

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

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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

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

Posted in Bushes, Shrubs, Trees, Garden Design Principles, The Autumn(Fall) Garden, The Spring Garden, The Summer Garden | 41 Comments

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

Posted in Garden Design Principles, The Autumn(Fall) Garden, The Spring Garden, The Summer Garden, The Winter Garden | 2 Comments