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Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms

What a week it was!

Do you remember those trees I told you about that were infested with the Emerald Ash Borer?

Well, they came down this week.

It was SO SAD!!!!

I can’t believe how much different the landscape looks now.

Looking at some of the trunks and branches that were cut down, it was the right thing to do because they started hollowing out the insides.

When we were away in Vermont a few weeks ago, a few large limbs came down next to our driveway.

So it really wasn’t worth keeping them until they eventually fell.

Very sad, but I am going to add some new gardens and plant a few new trees.

It won’t be the same but it’s important to me to add back.

On another note, my husband’s family was visiting with us in Vermont this weekend!

We had such a great time boating, hiking, thrifting, doing puzzles, playing scrabble (a family favorite), and making some good food!

Thrift Unique Decorating Ideas

What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms

It was a fun week on the blog!

Earlier in the week, we chatted about the differences between perennials and annuals and highlighted what to plant as well as things to consider when growing a flower garden.

perennials vs annuals

I also went thrifting with the gals at the antique flea market in Wilmington, Vermont.

Wait until you see the cool stuff I found!

Thrift Unique Decorating Ideas

And finally, SO MANY were asking about the little clay pots in my cutting garden by the shed on social media and via email.

So I shared why I topped green garden stakes with those cute little terra cotta pots AND gave a really good tip about how they can help keep your garden from being eaten by earwigs.

Be sure not to miss that one because it’s a good one! CLICK HERE to learn more.

Cottage Garden by the Shed

Amazing Inspiration from Around the Web

I love finding cool inspiration from around the web and wanted to share some of what I’m loving right now.

My good friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells shared THE MOST GORGEOUS view of her gardens this week.

I enjoy her garden views with the PNW backdrop, but this one is just jawdroppingly beautiful.

Wait until you see the rest of her garden.

shiplap and shells
Photo by Shiplap and Shells

And I’m loving this nautical beach bedroom idea from my good friend KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms!

Isn’t it amazing?

I love all the details.

white bedroom with subtle nautical theme, red metal crab wall hanging, nautical throw pillow
Photo by Thistlewood Farms

And here is some more inspiration you’ve got to see!

THIS DIY is my favorite and I want make one this summer!

THESE tips for dealing with low ceilings in your home.

THIS summer table setting ideas.

THIS podcast.

THIS secret garden tour.

And THESE workspace design ideas.

green garden stakes

Thank you so much for following along.

Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

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  1. Stacy, thrifting in Vermont? Lucky you!! How fun! Sorry about your trees. We lost 300 feet of very tall oleanders due to a virus and so I can empathize. But with your talented gardening skills, you will create something new and fabulous! Happy Sunday!

    1. I plan to do that! It’s so sad to lose mature trees isn’t it? I am planning to plant a few in their place but it won’t be the same for a long time. Ugh! Hope you had a great weekend Mary! xo

  2. Stacy,
    Your garden is so stunning! It’s sad to lose so many trees! Thanks for sharing my sign this week. Have the best day.

  3. I’m so sorry you had to have your trees taken down Stacy. But I know you will create the most beautiful garden in that space eventually. I loved all your blog posts for the week. Thank you for sharing my garden post, it made my day.