Some Fred Gonsowski drawings of Living Rooms for Adults to download, print and then color.
Recently adult coloring books have become all the rage. Some people feel the process of coloring is the perfect way of showing their creativity side, while others think it’s great for unwinding.
If you are a follower of this blog, you know that I’ve made many drawings that are seen as the cover and companion illustrations for the posts. I’ve now decided to let you have the ability, for free, to show your creative side, or just relax, by coloring my original drawings, which were made especially for the readers of Fred Gonsowski Garden Home.com. Continue reading
Arranging Easter Eggs and other things under a Glass Dome.
For the last few years glass domes have been all the rage. Whenever you pick up a shelter, gardening or cooking magazine, chances are that you will see one protecting, or should I say, showcasing something. It is easy to figure out how a dome was placed over a freestanding single item or two, but what if you have a bunch of Easter Eggs, or fancy glass Christmas tree ornaments that you want to display under a glass cover. This post tells how easy it is to do that Continue reading
Step-by-Step instructions for making an Easter Egg garland with plastic Easter Eggs.
An easy to do project for kids, Making an Easter Egg garland.
Easter is almost here and plastic eggs are inexpensive and plentiful. How about this year adding an Easter Egg Garland to your seasonal decorations. The bright-colored and happy looking garland can be swagged on a fireplace mantel, as seen in the two cover photos for this post. It could also be used in the dining room on the table, running straight down the middle or snaked around the centerpiece and candles; the egg garland would also look nice on a sideboard. Another place to decorate with the egg garland is in a kids room. What fun it would be to hang it around a window(s), the inside door frame of the bedroom, or even see it hung around the headboard. Outside the Easter Egg Garland could be wrapped around a light post, or draped around the front door. Right inside the front hall, a really long egg garland could be attached to the staircase banister, held in place with bright colorful ribbons. Where you place the egg garland depends on your imagination. This post shows you how easy it is to make. Continue reading
The leaves of the Oxalis (Shamrock Plant) as seen open by day.
The Oxalis (Shamrock Plant) with its light-sensitive leaves closed for the night.
Saint Patrick’s Day is almost here, and in super markets and florist stores everywhere you will see the Shamrock Plant also called Oxalis. The Shamrock plant, which some people think brings good luck is a member of the wood sorrel family. The interesting thing about the Oxalis is the way that it opens its leaves by day, and how it closes them at night. The shamrock plant is most often seen in solid green (like the above photos), but there are also ones with burgundy-purple colored leaves and some that even have a green leave with a burgundy-purple center. Depending on the plant chosen, the oxalis will have either a white or soft pink trumpet-shaped flower. Continue reading
The pair of Golden String Cypress before their Yearly Shearing.
The first Golden String / Thread Cypress after its yearly Trimming.
The pair of Golden String / Thread (sometimes called Mop) Cypress, seen in the two cover photos for this blog post, that are major focal points in my back garden, did not always have pyramidal shapes. The natural growth habit of the string cypress, to some, might be a bit conical or pyramidal, but to me they look like lovely overgrown upright haystacks. This post shows step-by-step instructions on how I turned my unruly haystacks into more formal pyramids. Continue reading