Category Archives: The Summer Garden

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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BerkshireBotanical…A visit to the Berkshire Botanical Garden Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA

Sited at 5 West Stockbridge Road at the intersections of Routes 102 and 183 on the outskirts of Stockbridge, Massachusetts is the Berkshire Botanical Garden (BBG). Founded in 1934 as the Berkshire Garden Center, its public display gardens are among … Continue reading

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A look back at the July Garden, in the 1990’s, here at Whimsey Hill

When it comes to gardening, everyone starts somewhere, and what I started with was the way my Mother’s family planted their gardens. My Mother’s family could plant and get to grow just about anything, but like most people it was … Continue reading

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A Look at My July 2012 Garden here at Whimsey Hill

At the beginning of July, with a couple of throw away cameras, I took some shots of both the front and back gardens. I hoped to end up with some photos that would be good enough to show you. Here … Continue reading

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After planting SEMPERVIVUM Hens-and-Chicks, water them sparingly

I have many different collections of plants here at Whimsey Hill House, and one of them is Hens-and-Chicks (Sempervivum). Hens-and-Chicks are a ground hugging succulent that I think look a bit like a small rose or cabbage. Sempervivum are probably … Continue reading

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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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My Hydrangeas Don’t / Won’t Bloom is a Lament uttered by Many

My hydrangeas don’t / won’t bloom is a lament uttered by many gardeners who are new to growing the much loved-old-fashioned plant. Getting your plant to bloom is really all about proper Pruning, Winter weather conditions, and Light.

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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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Turn your Deck Planter into a Drink Station for your next Outdoor Event

When it comes to somethings I’m all for repurposing, especially if I need to use somethings on rare occasion. In this case I’m repurposing a plastic deck planter and plant stand, turning them into an outdoor party drink station.

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Al Fresco (Outdoor) Dining…Two cafe/bistro-patio tables equal one picnic table

Last year I found a 30×30 inch square cafe/bistro-patio table at a mid Summer sale at Lowe’s, so I bought it. At the end of the season, they were getting rid of leftover Summer lawn furniture at rock-bottom/drastically reduced prices; … Continue reading

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